The West Virginia University Extension Service Community Leadership Academy boasts a comprehensive experience for community leaders by providing education, motivation and a chance to build networks with other leaders from various disciplines.
A team-based model to diabetes care could be essential to helping patients in rural communities lower their blood sugar levels, according to a new study from a team of researchers at West Virginia University. Combining diabetes educators, case managers, pharmacists, nurses, family medicine residents, psychologists and board-certified family medicine attending physicians in the approach to care resulted in better outcomes for patients. Patients who participated in the program saw significant reductions in their HbA1c — or blood sugar— levels.
At West Virginia University, 4-H programming has adapted to include robotics and similar activities that help students be successful in STEM fields. A 4-H Lego robotics program guided Ethan Meighen’s decision on a major and a career path. Meighen’s leadership skills he learned through 4-H earned him the EQT Foundation’s West Virginia Students of Excellence scholarship.
The Health Sciences & Technology Academy at West Virginia University helps the state’s high school students attain the opportunity to attend tuition-free college. The rewards of the program go beyond the individual, however, and permeate their communities as they become advocates who work on a health problem there for four years.
The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will host its annual Senior Capstone Expo featuring projects centering around the theme of aging in place Friday (April 26) from noon to 2 p.m. at the Advanced Engineering Research Building.
West Virginia Forward is partnering to host a panel discussion on ways to accelerate projects in West Virginia Opportunity Zones. There will be six speakers varying by event. The events run over the course of three days: Thursday, April 25, in Morgantown, Friday, April 26, in Shepherdstown and Monday, April 29, in Charleston.
West Virginia University is highlighting ten Presidential Student Ambassadors to share personal reflections regarding their service and leadership. The event will take place in the President’s Conference Room of Stewart Hall on Tuesday, April 23 from 12:30-1:45 p.m.
WVU will hold a university-wide celebration of the robust culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and design Thursday (April 25). Events will occur throughout the day where students, faculty and staff across various disciplines and colleges will showcase their innovative ideas, cutting-edge inventions, working prototypes, creative arts performances, fashion and design projects, landscape architecture, unique business ventures and more.
West Virginia University's College of Law will receive a $43,800 check from Siemens Industry, Inc. for the installation of the first solar panels on any WVU building. The check will be presented on Monday, April 22 at 3 p.m. and the installation will take place in summer 2019 on top of the College of Law's Rooftop Garden.