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$83.7 billion energy investment boosts state, WVU on world stage
West Virginia’s presence on the world energy stage jumped significantly on November 9 as China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd., one of the world’s largest energy companies and a long-time research and development partner of West Virginia University, announced an agreement that will bring $83.7 billion to the state.


Verl O. and Sandra Purdy

Verl and Sandra Purdy make $5 million gift commitment to WVU

WVU graduate Verl O. Purdy attributes much of his success to the education and opportunities he received as a student in the 1960s.

John Hu, Hanjing Tian and Debangsu Bhattacharyya

WVU, NETL to collaborate with Pitt, Shell to develop process to transform stranded natural gas into marketable products

Researchers at WVU have had a long and successful working relationship with their colleagues from the National Energy Technology Laboratory. Thanks to a four-year award from the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment Manufacturing Institute, that relationship will continue.

Two teams from WVU will again compete in NASA's Mars Ice Challenge. The event was won by WVU's Team MIDAS in 2017.

WVU again sends two teams to NASA Mars Ice Challenge; seeks to defend title

For the second straight year, WVU will have two teams in the Mars Ice Challenge, a special edition competition under NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage brand of competitions.

Representatives from WVU and the West Virginia National Guard discuss upcoming plans to conduct demonstrations in the West Virginia Memorial Tunnel Complex.

Research team to test effectiveness of drones, robots in underground tunnels

Can robots and drones peacefully coexist on search and rescue missions under less than optimal conditions? A research team at WVU plans to find out.

Members of the Gold Team pose with their trophies. Pictured (front row, from left): Ed 'Smurf' Rannenberg, Jack Pappano, Erin Brooker, Cavan Rooney, Greg Parker, Amber Adkins, Jeremy Diehlmann, Brenna Cole; (back row) Jim Dean, John Sabo.

WVU finishes first, third in national mine rescue contest

WVU sent two teams to the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration–Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Organization National Mine Rescue Contest in Beckley, October 27-28. Both ended up on the winner’s platform.


Valenti named IEEE Fellow

Hammock named to "Most Loyals"

Engineering students play their way to success

Thirty-four inducted into Tau Beta Pi engineering honorary


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