For the third straight year, a team from West Virginia University will compete in the Moon to Mars Ice and Prospecting Challenge, a special edition competition under NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage brand of competitions.
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The Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health has awarded additional funds to V’yacheslav Akkerman, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at West Virginia University, to expand his research on the predictability and hazards related to mine fires.
Seeking to build off its second-place finish in the final year of the EcoCAR 3 competition, the team from West Virginia University was one of 12 to be selected for the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, which will feature the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer as the vehicle platform.
Interning at the right places has turned into an offer of employment for one West Virginia University senior.
On a day that saw 355 pumpkins survive the 11-story drop from atop West Virginia University’s Engineering Sciences Building, it was team 314 from South Middle School in Morgantown that took top honors in the 31st Annual Pumpkin Drop. Their pumpkin landed just one-foot from the target, earning them the $100 first prize.
WVU’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will host hundreds of elementary, middle and high school teams from across the state and region for the 31st annual Pumpkin Drop. The competition aims to teach engineering concepts by designing an enclosure with the ability to protect pumpkins from damage when dropped from the roof of a building.
Czul (pronounced “Sewell”), a late West
Virginia University alumnus raised in Lochgelly and a 1950
graduate of Oak Hill High School, is making certain that future generations
from Fayette County will not struggle to afford college as he did.
Two researchers from West Virginia University have received a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration to train miners for mine emergency prevention and preparedness.
Since the age of 7, West Virginia University sophomore Benjamin Twiest has always wanted to be an Imagineer.