One of the keys in moving West Virginia's economy forward is building a workforce capable of the performing the technology-laden jobs of the future, but that can't happen until the educational system instills those skills in students.
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.
On Feb. 7, 2017, WVU will kick off the celebration of its 150 years as the state's land-grant flagship university – and at the same time recognize the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design as the foundation from which the entire University grew.
Joseph Moritz, professor of animal and nutritional sciences at West VirginiaUniversity, has been selected as one of five finalists for West Virginia Professor of the Year by the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia.
Chicken. It's what's for dinner in most American households, according to recent data. With projections for a continued rise in poultry consumption, the importance for the poultry industry to produce the healthiest chickens possible remains paramount. A $25,000 gift from the Briles Family Foundation has made it possible for one West Virginia University researcher to focus on this very outcome in the months ahead.