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WVU one of five worldwide awarded state-of-the-art manufacturing system from GE

In the first quarter of 2019, the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will take delivery on a Concept Laser Mlab 200R machine, valued at more than $250,000. The direct metal laser melting – or DMLM – machine use lasers to melt layers of fine metal powder and create complex geometries with incredible precision directly from a digital CAD file.

275 Mountaineers named to Spring Big 12 Honor Roll

The Big 12 Conference released its 2018 Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll with a total of 275 West Virginia University student-athletes making the list. The conference recognizes all student-athletes at its member institutions during each semester with a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Of the 275 WVU student-athletes recognized by the Big 12 for their academic excellence, 56 registered a GPA of 4.0 in the spring semester.

WVU to host annual Finance University to help primary and secondary educators learn financial literacy

If you want to educate primary and secondary school students about the importance of understanding money, the first step is to educate their teachers. That is the premise of the annual Finance University conference hosted by the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University, as the business school prepares for its 16th weeklong session July 9-13 with state teachers in Charleston.

WVU Foundation honors endowed scholarship, fellowship donors

The West Virginia University Foundation is acknowledging those alumni and friends of WVU who have created endowed scholarships, fellowships and student awards in calendar year 2017. Eighty-three donors are being honored by having bricks engraved with their name placed in the Ernest L. Hogan Scholars Walk, the pathway located at the downtown campus library.

WVU biology student receives NASA grant to study the brain

Kaylynn Coates, a doctoral student in the West Virginia University Department of Biology, has received a grant from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium to study how serotonin neurons are regulated in the brain.

WVU School of Medicine announces new physician assistant program, names director

To meet growing healthcare needs locally and statewide, the West Virginia University School of Medicine is launching a new physician assistant education program. The 26-month, full-time graduate program will lead to a master’s degree in health sciences. The program will begin accepting students in January 2020 and is comprised of four semesters of classroom instruction followed by a full year of clinical training.

WVU finishes second in intercollegiate rocket engineering competition

West Virginia University’s Experimental Rocketry team overcame near catastrophic setbacks to capture second place in the 10,000 foot-launch category at the second annual Spaceport America Cup. The event, which was held on June 19-23, near Las Cruces, New Mexico, hosts student rocketry teams from all over the world to launch solid, liquid, and hybrid rockets to target altitudes of 10,000 and 30,000 feet while carrying a minimum of 8.8 pounds of payload.