WVU’s Statler College ranked 28th in nation for value

For the fourth straight year, West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has been ranked in the top 10 percent of all engineering schools nationwide for offering the best value for the money for undergraduate degree programs.

WVU Engineers Without Borders begins five-year initiative in Uganda

Four students from the West Virginia University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to the Kasese District of Uganda on August 6-13, to begin a five-year project that will provide a safe water supply for residents in the village of Kabughabugha.

WVU’s Watts Museum exhibit, open house explores coal mining mechanization

From late 19th century coal mining with picks and shovels to the huge longwall machines used today, mine mechanization has transformed underground coal mining from an industry once reliant upon muscle power to one now powered by machines. A new exhibition at West Virginia University’s Watts Museum showcases that transition.

WVU study of rare earth elements moves to second phase

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has selected West Virginia University to move forward with its program to extract valuable rare earth elements, vital to the technology industry, from coal mining by-products. Phase two of the WVU project – which includes $3.38 million of federal and industry funding – will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of extracting rare earth elements from acid mine drainage, or AMD.

New WVU study provides roadmap to lower methane emissions for future heavy-duty natural gas vehicle fleet

A new study published today (August 23) in the Journal of Air and Waste Management Association builds upon recent heavy-duty natural gas vehicle methane emission measurements to model methane emissions from a future, much larger vehicle fleet. This study, conducted by researchers at West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions, comes as the price of natural gas has decreased, leading to interest in natural gas as a cleaner replacement for diesel in heavy-duty vehicles.