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Award-winning researcher Earl Scime named interim dean of WVU’s Statler College
Earl Scime, current chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at WVU, has been named interim dean of the Statler College, the Office of the Provost announced May 1, 2019. Scime will move into the role on July 1 of this year.
 
Valenti and Brady

Two named to interim administrative posts

Two faculty members in the Statler College have been appointed to interim administrative posts in their respective departments. Matthew Valenti will be the interim chair of the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering effective July 1. Joshua Brady will be the interim chair of Mining and Industrial Extension effective on May 15.
 
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WVU partners with Google for Applied Computing Series

To be successful in today’s workforce, students need to be proficient at analyzing and applying data. Thanks to a partnership with Google, WVU will now offer a series of introductory data science courses as part of its curriculum.
 
Michelle Poland

Poland named director of Statler College Advising Center

Michelle Poland has been named director of the Statler College’s Advising Center, a position she has held on an interim basis since August 2018.
 
Virginia Thrasher

Thrasher to receive Order of Augusta

Virginia Thrasher, a member of the Honors College from Springfield, Virginia, is one of eight students selected to receive WVU's highest student honor, the Order of Augusta.
 
From left: Sean Kreps, Troy Pallay, Mirella Vargas Quispe, Vincent Cutlip

Senior design teams finish second, fifth in international robotics competition

Two teams of students from WVU traveled to Oklahoma State University recently to compete in the 10th Annual Mercury Remote Robot Challenge.
 
An image of the river. The research team uncovered the roles of surface runoff vs. ground water, urban vs. agricultural land uses and draining watershed vs. external (e.g., coastal) drivers to determine the amounts of nutrients, biomass and dissolved oxygen in streams and rivers.

Researchers discover watershed similitude of stream water quality

A pair of researchers from WVU have discovered watershed similitude to identify the dominant controls of stream water quality and ecosystem health. Omar Abdul-Aziz, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and doctoral student Shakil Ahmed, conducted the research, which was published in a recent edition of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ “Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.”
 
Alan Brockman and Kyle Gillis, WVU, winners of the West Virginia Collegiate and High School Business Plan Competitions

WVU, Marshall, Morgantown High and Buckhannon-Upshur students capture grand prizes in statewide business plan competitions

This year’s winning business ideas in the West Virginia Collegiate and High School Business Plan Competitions are a sign of the times: STEM learning, food and gaming. Three collegiate and two high school teams are a step closer to their entrepreneurial dreams, as entries from WVU, Marshall University, Morgantown High School and Buckhannon-Upshur High School captured the grand prizes in the competitions held on April 12.
 
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