Electric fish and robots may hold the key to achieving “autonomous lifelong machine learning,” based on research conducted at West Virginia University with the aid of a $2 million National Science Foundation grant.
An expanded week of Homecoming activities filled with school pride and tradition culminated at West Virginia University Saturday (Oct. 29) with the crowning of Morgan Griffith and Paige McElroy as the 2022 Homecoming Royalty.
After a two-year hiatus, West Virginia University again welcomed students from across the region to campus for the Pumpkin Drop, a popular event from the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources putting pumpkins in peril.
Previous research has shown people with conservative religious beliefs are more likely to lack confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine, but most studies have observed only mainstream or institutionalized religious forms. WVU researchers were curious whether paranormal beliefs — beliefs in astrology and spirits, for instance — would be associated with a similar lack of confidence.
Led by Elizabeth Rowen, a team of faculty members from the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will study the use of manure as an organic fertilizer with a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
A team at West Virginia University is studying resiliency in flood-devastated communities with support from the National Science Foundation by delving into lessons learned from one of the deadliest West Virginia floods in recent memory.
A new animal study from Katherine Lee — a researcher with the West Virginia University School of Medicine — investigates why individuals with obesity may have a particularly difficult time fending off SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Specifically, female obese mice experienced worse disease symptoms, showing the importance of both obesity and biological sex in COVID-19 outcomes.