WVU engineering student presents undergraduate research on Capitol Hill

A student from the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University was one of 60 students selected nationally by the Council on Undergraduate Research to showcase their work on Capitol Hill during the annual Posters on the Hill session, held April 17-18. Morgan Menke, an electrical engineering major from Ridgeley, was the sole student from West Virginia selected for the competitive event.

WVU English professor awarded prestigious Carnegie fellowship

West Virginia University English professor Stephanie Foote has been named one of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellows for her work related to cultural production in and around the Anthropocene, the geological epoch in which human activity has had a global effect on Earth’s climate and environment.

WVU broadens planned job fair to include WVU Hospitals

The job fair will be open to the general public and will take place on May 1, from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center. The event originally was to focus on filling positions within WVU’s facilities operations; however, it now also will include faculty, staff and temporary positions in several functional areas across WVU and WVU Hospitals.

WVU faculty honored for distinguished undergraduate research mentoring

Edward Sabolsky, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Fernando Lima, assistant professor of chemical engineering, have been awarded the 2018 Faculty Award for Distinction in Mentoring Undergraduates in Research. Both awardees are faculty in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

PRT suspends summer service for modernization and testing

Beginning May 5, West Virginia University’s PRT will be closed for passenger service to continue with automatic train control modernization and to perform other maintenance and testing activities. It is anticipated that normal operations will resume Wednesday, Aug. 1.

WV KIDS COUNT releases brief on children’s issues

WV KIDS COUNT, in partnership with WVU Medicine Children’s and the WVU Rockefeller School of Public Policy and Politics, released the second in a series of six issue briefs on the well-being of children and families in West Virginia. This issue brief, “Accounting for Enrollment Success and Considering the Challenges Ahead for Children’s Health Insurance,” credits West Virginia for its Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) outreach and enrollment efforts.

WVU expert to brief congressional panel on needle exchange

West Virginia University infectious disease expert Judith Feinberg, M.D., will participate in a briefing for members of Congress and their staffs on Capitol Hill Tuesday (April 24), at noon in the Congressional Visitor Center. Feinberg is the vice chair of the HIV Medicine Association and co-leader of a federally-funded project to reduce the incidence of infectious diseases in communities hard-hit by the opioid crisis.

Four receive award for excellence in advising

Four academic advisers at West Virginia University have been awarded the Nicholas Evans Award for Excellence in Advising. This annual award, established by the Office of the Provost, is given in honor of Dr. Nicholas Evans, a lifelong proponent of the importance of undergraduate advising at WVU.

WVU to offer graduate program in biomedical engineering

Building on the success of its undergraduate program, the West Virginia University Board of Governors has approved a graduate program in biomedical engineering. The program, which will award degrees at both the master’s and doctoral levels, will be offered in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources starting in the fall semester of this year.