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Enterprise award to WVU will advance academic opportunities, community for diverse students

A $17,500 grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation will support RISE WVU, an Office of Student Success program that helps Black, Latinx and other diverse students build an academic community and complete their degrees. Program initiatives includes success coaching and mentoring, a first-year seminar course, a student-led organization, regular events, and a living-learning community that creates a safe space for minority students.

WVU engineers seek ways to prevent rockfalls on rural roads

Drivers on winding West Virginia roads often encounter road damage caused by rockfalls, even if they aren’t present when the rocks tumble down the hillside. West Virginia University researchers hope to cut down on these events, as a pair of engineers have examined countermeasures considered useful in mitigating rockfalls, which can result in vehicle damage, traffic disruptions and injury or death to motorists.

WVU research promotes healthier poultry and environment

Using what was once a waste product in the forestry industry, three researchers in the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design aim to improve the health of chickens while using less fossil fuel on farms.

The Mountaineers Make History With NCAA Bid

The West Virginia University women's volleyball team earned its first-ever at-large bid in the 2021 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship, the selection committee announced on Sunday.

COVID-19 tracking efforts led by WVU emphasize need for investment in public health

While most people go years without needing the smoke detectors in their homes, they would never choose to get rid of a device that saves lives and prevents injury in the event of an emergency. But that’s often what happens to public health systems across the country. Dr. Christopher J. Martin, professor for the West Virginia University School of Public Health, calls it the “paradox of public health.”

WVU-led Dolly Sods GPU cluster to drive new frontiers of computational research in physics and astronomy, drug discovery, data science and more

A graphics processing unit computer cluster called “Dolly Sods” will enable researchers throughout the state to accelerate computational research in fields such as drug development, interstellar phenomena, biometrics, material design and business logistics and management. Blake Mertz, associate professor of chemistry at West Virginia University, is leading the project, recently funded by a $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant.