WVU engineering student balances course load with creating protective gear for health care workers

Logan Forquer, an upcoming junior studying mechanical engineering and student worker at the Innovation Hub, made the protective gear over the past month using a high-power Waterjet that cuts the components of the face shields from large sheets of polycarbonate. He rigged a GoPro above the WaterJet so he can watch a live view of the machine on an iPad while working in the next room. This allowed Forquer to assist other staff members in the Hub, do class work or study for his final exams.

WVU grad student teaches economic principles through video games during COVID-19 pandemic

Students in Noah Trudeau’s class at West Virginia University are learning principles of economics through video games, a method Trudeau, a doctoral student in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics developed as the COVID-19 pandemic was escalating. He implemented the approach just before WVU students were sent home for the remainder of the semester and they now use the games to question pandemic-related events, including why some products are leaving store shelves quicker than others.

WVU School of Medicine faculty suggests artificial intelligence could be significant tool in treating COVID-19 patients

Doctors and other health care providers could get some help from artificial intelligence, which could expedite decisions regarding patient care and minimize exposure, saving personal protective equipment, according to Dr. Partho Sengupta, Abnash C. Jain chair and chief of the Division of Cardiology and director of Cardiovascular Imaging at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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.