G. Robert “Bob” Nugent, M.D., one of the nation’s most respected neurosurgeons and a former physician for West Virginia University’s football team, spent 43 seasons tending to the medical needs of Mountaineer football players and was one of the first neurosurgeons to treat patients in what was then the new University Hospital, now the WVU Health Sciences Center.
Last month, Samuel Thompson, a senior multidisciplinary studies major from Shamong, New Jersey, brought home The Creative Mind Group best director award as a part of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Student inventors and entrepreneurs in the state will soon benefit from a $105,000 grant to a law clinic at West Virginia University.
The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation awarded the grant to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic at the WVU College of Law.
Former Mountaineer football players Don Barclay and Keith Tandy had All-American playing careers while at West Virginia, leading their alma mater to many victories on the field, conference championships and bowl wins before finishing their college careers.
Non-traditional-aged, undergraduate West Virginia University students have the opportunity to receive scholarship funding through the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program, supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
West Virginia University has joined a national effort to turn natural gas into valuable products and do it at the well. This serves a real-world need for many production locations in the Marcellus Shale, especially those in West Virginia, where some shale gas resources are stranded without pipeline infrastructure, which affects access and price.
First-year engineering student William Keefe from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, won first place in the Entrepreneur Pitch Contest hosted by West Virginia University’s LaunchLab, which will provide Keefe with a $1,500 award to use toward the development of his idea.