WVU engineering student wins first place in Green Entrepreneur Competition

A West Virginia University student and his international team are working to develop a new source of natural gas that would allow local production. By-products of the source materials—wheat straw, mushrooms and beans—could be used as fertilizer, making the product both environmentally friendly and sustainable. Hasan Ul Banna, an electrical engineering student, and his team won first place at the third annual Student Congress hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Power and Energy Society for their innovative idea.

WVU Extension Summit on Substance Misuse focuses on state’s next steps

The WVU Extension Service is a wide and multi-faceted organization, and with this comes the need for faculty and staff from all over the state to highlight their local efforts and partnerships that address substance misuse to the cohesive group to inform, inspire and collaborate with their peers.

Damage from Hurricane Florence to be determined by climate, sea level and land use changes

West Virginia University expert Omar Abdul-Aziz has done extensive research on how climate, sea level and land-use changes affect flooding in coastal watersheds. Abdul-Aziz believes the key to disaster mitigation is accurately forecasting the damage caused by destructive winds, sweeping storm surges and devastating freshwater flooding often associated with massive hurricanes like Florence. He has developed hydrologic models to predict rainfall-fed freshwater flooding in large-scale coastal basins during extreme climate events.

Appalachian Prison Book Project to host Walk for Justice

West Virginia University's Appalachian Prison Book Project will host Walk for Justice on Saturday. APBP is a local nonprofit that sends free books to people incarcerated in six states and facilitates book clubs in a federal prison in West Virginia.

MSHA assistant secretary to deliver Poundstone Lecture at WVU

“MSHA in Review and Forecast of Priorities,” will be hosted by West Virginia University’s Department of Mining Engineering as part of the William N. Poundstone Lecture Series at the Erickson Alumni Center. The speaker, David G. Zatezalo, is the assistant secretary of Mine and Safety Health.