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Wang reveals new cell type in the human brain plays crucial role in visual search
Every day, people are asked to find something – a familiar face in a crowd, a child in the park, a particular house on a street. While researchers have long-since known that the ability to effectively search and detect goal-relevant targets is controlled by top-down signals from the brain’s frontal area, a researcher from West Virginia University has found evidence that the human medial temporal lobe – or MTL – also plays an essential role in this process.
 
Two teams of researchers have been awarded funding from the Alpha Foundation to study mine safety and health. Johnson, Clark, Luo, Sindelar, Tulu, Mishra.

WVU finishes second in intercollegiate rocket engineering competition

WVU’s Experimental Rocketry team overcame near catastrophic setbacks to capture second place in the 10,000 foot-launch category at the second annual Spaceport America Cup.
 
Members of Team MIDAS II include (from left) Nathan Owen, Derek Roesch, Bert Wieliczko, Kermit Sah and Powsiri Klinkhachorn.

WVU one of five worldwide awarded state-of-the-art additive manufacturing system from GE

Students at WVU will have the opportunity to experience a full additive manufacturing experience, thanks to a gift from GE Additive.
 
Members from WVU's Chapter of Engineers Without Borders spent a weekend volunteering in McComas, West Virginia.

Three Named to Distinguished Professorships

Three professors with the Statler College have been named to distinguished professorships, effective July 1.
 
Dimitra Pyrialakou has been named the inaugural Maurice Wadsworth Faculty Fellow.

Nix named ASME Fellow

Andrew Nix, associate professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
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