WVU Extension Service 4-H robotics team makes shields for health care workers

The nationally recognized West Virginia University Extension Service Monroe County MCubed (M3) 4-H Robotics Team is used to solving problems, thinking innovatively and rising to the challenge. So, when the mayor of the Union called upon members to assist in making protective gear for West Virginia medical professionals and health care providers, the group didn’t hesitate.

WVU medical, education experts create project to help parents ‘look for the helpers’ during COVID-19 pandemic

A group of medical and education experts at West Virginia University is asking parents to take the advice of Mr. (Fred) Rogers and “look for the helpers” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leveraging Education To Show Gratitude of Occupations (LETS GO), aims to educate youth about a number of careers essential to combatting the virus, from epidemiologists and health officers to food service workers and custodians.

WVU helps students manage stress, anxiety during coronavirus outbreak

As the outbreak of Coronavirus COVID-19 spreads across the globe, the disruption to daily life and uncertainty can lead to stress and anxiety for many. WVU BeWell services, a satellite office of the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services, is reaching out to West Virginia University students to help provide stress reduction and management support.

WVU’S Rural Community Health Scholars seize the opportunity to give back

As Rural Community Health Scholars, more than 30 West Virginia University Health Sciences students will have an opportunity to positively affect the lives of rural and underserved West Virginians. The West Virginia Area Health Education Center Rural Community Health Scholars will learn how to best implement health care services in rural and underserved areas, while receiving hands-on experience and providing meaningful patient care in the field.

WVU Dentistry to offer free clinic for children

Children 1-to-17 will get free dental services provided by West Virginia University Dental Care students at the WVU Pediatric Dentistry Clinic Feb. 7 as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

WVU holds leadership role in advancement of water quality and agriculture in West Virginia and beyond

West Virginia University is leading efforts to protect water quality which affects more than 18 million people while advancing agriculture production in West Virginia and across the country. WVU will host the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee members, federal and state government officials and nationally recognized experts Jan. 23-24 to focus on soil health, which is a cornerstone for agricultural productivity and water quality.