WVU engineering students conduct research in microgravity conditions

A team of engineering students from West Virginia University recently conducted soldering experiments aboard the Zero Gravity Corporation’s microgravity research aircraft, G-Force One. The team built upon work done by past WVU Microgravity Research Teams in an effort to remove bubbles or voids that form in solder joints when soldering is performed under microgravity conditions. According to team advisor John Kuhlman, professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering, the voids make the solder joints weaker and less electrically conductive than they would be if they were created within Earth’s normal gravity.

Gee Mail: The Best of 2017

With 2018 lurking around the corner, President Gordon Gee bids farewell to the year in this look at the Best of Gee Mail: 2017 edition.

WVU physicists among collaborators granted $7 million to form U.S. Department of Energy center of excellence

Scientists pause each afternoon at Kirtland Air Force Base in Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, awaiting the daily lightning flash and unmistakable floor jolt that accompanies a Z shot. West Virginia University physics professor Mark Koepke and his students are often among them, taking advantage of approximately 20 of the more than 200 Z shots per year to examine the physical principles that govern extreme astrophysical environments through the study of high energy density physics.

WVU community builds 18th Toy Mountain

West Virginia University faculty, staff and students have donated toys throughout the holiday season to construct Toy Mountain, located in the Mountainlair. The College of Business and Economics has helped build that mountain with a contribution this year.

Latest WVU statement on student radio station issues

West Virginia University is committed to creating an educational and workplace environment where faculty, staff and students feel welcome, safe and free to express themselves. However, this commitment has been questioned through the concerns raised by students working at the student-run radio station, U92.

You know it's winter at WVU when...

Our shared experiences weave us into the gold-and-blue fabric that is WVU. This year we are celebrating the season by telling that story through a series of animated vignettes.

PRT winter break schedule begins Dec. 14

West Virginia University’s Personal Rapid Transit system will not be in operation during the winter break planned Dec. 14 - Jan. 3. The PRT will resume normal operations Jan. 4.

WVU to partner with Code.org to advance computer science in K-12

Continuing its commitment to excellence in science, technology, engineering and math education, the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in STEM Education announced today (Dec. 8) its selection as a regional partner of Code.org, a national network working to ensure that all students K-12 have the opportunity to learn computer science.