Researchers at West Virginia University’s Institute for Water Security and Science have been busy since the Institute got off the ground in early 2016, and they are eager to share their research with attendees at their upcoming spring symposium from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown.
Manchester Bidwell Corporation's president and chief operating officer Bill Strickland is this year's Deem Distinguished Lecture speaker. Strickland will speak about making the impossible possible at 5 p.m. March 2 in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall at the Creative Arts Center. Strickland helped redefine Pittsburgh after the steel industry declined.
As part of its National Engineers Week events, West Virginia University's Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources unveiled a plaque in honor of Katherine Johnson on Feb. 21. Students Savannah Lusk and Morgan King were instrumental in the effort to honor Johnson, the first woman to desegregate WVU's graduate school.
For the third consecutive year, the National Inclusion Project has partnered with West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences to continue a program designed to enable both children with disabilities and those without to strengthen social skills and confidence through play.
The United States Department of Energy has marked an engineering research project at West Virginia University as a high potential opportunity to make a demonstrable impact on the country’s energy portfolio and to do it quickly. The University has received $1.25 million from DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, known as ARPA-E. The award will be used to develop technologies for converting electrical energy from renewable resources into energy-dense carbon-neutral liquid fuels – that is, fuels that do not increase carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
This month, the Broadcast Education Association awarded “WVU News” first place in the Television Newscast (airing three days per week or less) category in the 2017 Festival of Media Arts competition. “WVU News” won the top honor out of more than 1500 entries.