The West Virginia University mine rescue team took home its second straight first place finish in the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration—2019 Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue National Competition.
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Joshua Brady, interim director of the Department of Mining and Industrial Extension in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University, has been selected as the department’s permanent director, effective Oct. 27, 2019.
MEDIA ADVISORY: WVU Department of Mining and Industrial Extension to host national mine rescue competition
The Department of Mining and Industrial Extension at West Virginia University will host several teams of students from WVU, Virginia Tech, Penn State University and the University of Kentucky, in the 2019 Fall Eastern Collegiate National Mine Rescue Contest.
While researchers at West Virginia University were testing coal miners’ safety gloves to help reduce lost-time accidents, they went a step further. Eduardo Sosa, a research associate professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, and Marta Moure, a post-doctoral fellow from Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain, reduced the need for future physical testing of the gloves through computer simulations.
WHAT: The National Mine Rescue Association - Post 5 will host a mine rescue contest.
The West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the West Virginia University Department of Industrial Extension will present a half-day workshop on cybersecurity Aug. 6 in Beckley.
Two faculty members in West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources have been appointed to interim administrative posts.
For the second straight year the team from West Virginia University took home top honors in the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration–Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Fall 2018 Competition.
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.
Gene Cilento, Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University, has appointed one faculty member to a chair’s position, while reappointing two to administrative positions, effective July 1, 2018.