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MEDIA ADVISORY: WVU’s Statler College to host SGA Engineering Grand Challenges Competition; Celebration of May Day

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WHAT: The West Virginia University Student Government Association is sponsoring an Engineering Grand Challenges Competition. Open to freshmen within the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, the competition features a two-three minute elevator pitch with students discussing how their energy design project addresses the Engineering Grand Challenges, and how government policy would impact the integration of the proposed technology. A one-page brochure will also be provided to the judges. Prize money totaling $1,000 will be awarded to the winning proposals. The event is being held in conjunction with the ENGR 101 Design Expo.

WHEN: Monday, April 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Engineering Sciences Building

On Site Contact: 

Paraag Gupta, 2017-2018 SGA Senator

(304) 919-3295

WHAT: May 1 is traditionally a day of international worker solidarity. It is also believed to be the birthday of Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, a labor organizer well known for her work with coal miners during an era of unsafe mining practices and few labor laws. The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum will celebrate her birthday at an event that features a birthday cake and  will give attendees the chance to decorate their own red bandana.

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, reception: noon-4 p.m.

WHERE: Watts Museum, Ground Floor, Mineral Resources Building

On Site Contact: 

Eliza Newland, Collections and Program Manager



CONTACT: Statler College Marketing and Communications

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