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Photo of John Hu - WVU partners with start-up on natural gas to hydrogen and carbon fiber technology
Researchers from West Virginia University will partner with colleagues from Southern California Gas Company and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on technology that converts natural gas to hydrogen and value-added forms of carbon.

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WVU's online graduate program in software engineering has been ranked in the top 15 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Online Program rankings.

Software engineering program 15th in US News Rankings

For the second straight year, WVU’s online graduate program in software engineering has been ranked in the top 15 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Online Program rankings.

Wang will record neural activities using intracranial electrodes from neurosurgical patients comorbid with epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders.

Wang to conduct neuroimaging studies on people with autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in every 68 children born in the United States has a form of autism. Children with autism spectrum disorder typically pay less attention to faces and other social stimuli, preferring to fixate on objects. Shuo Wang, an assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, is hoping to find out what role a portion of the brain may play in this behavior.

WVU's Experimental Rocketry Team recently test-fired their rockets in preparation for next June's competition.

Experimental Rocketry team gears up to defend title in international competition

WVU’s Experimental Rocketry team is preparing to defend their first-place title in the 10,000-foot launch category at the 2018 Spaceport America Cup, the world's largest intercollegiate rocket engineering conference and competition.

Wicket gates help maintain a navigational pool in the river by resting on the bottom of the river and being raised when the water gets too low.

WVU-led project team wins top honors at national composites conference

An innovative solution that extends the life of aging dams that was created, tested and implemented in conjunction with researchers at WVU has received top honors at a national composites conference.

Team members include Tim Bear, Anthony Fucello, Robert Wilson, Ray Nevling and Matt Eberspeaker.

Students conduct research in microgravity conditions

A team of engineering students from WVU recently conducted soldering experiments aboard the Zero Gravity Corporation’s microgravity research aircraft, G-Force One.

WVU will receive $4 million in Research Challenge Grants from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

WVU receives $4 million to commercialize work in vaccines, artificial intelligence and shale gas energy

From protecting us from dangerous infections to redefining the future of artificial intelligence to advancing the use of natural gas to bring economic benefit to the state, the depth and breadth of WVU’s research and its potential to improve the lives of the citizens of the state is being recognized.

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