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WVU researchers explore alternative sources for space propulsion systems

Satellites and spacecraft are running on empty due to a worldwide shortage of traditional propulsion fuels. In response, two West Virginia University researchers are seeking alternative ways of powering the thrusters that keep satellites in orbit and could potentially drive deep space vessels.

WVU researchers receive $5.5M to examine methane emissions at oil and gas sites

Over the next three years, researchers with the West Virginia University Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions will try to gain a robust understanding of where and why leaks of methane and other gases happen, and their effects on local air quality and global climate, with the support of $5.5 million in U.S. Department of Energy funding.

WVU program embraces holistic approach to fulfill high school students’ aspirations

Upward Bound, a federally funded TRIO program at West Virginia University, is working to individualize the student experience and to support the University’s service mission by helping those at the high school level prepare for college. For the first time, the program is embedded at Preston High School in Kingwood this academic year.

WVU Day of Giving sets new records for dollars raised, gifts received

Supporters of West Virginia University donated a record $18.1 million Wednesday (March 22) during the University’s sixth Day of Giving. More than 8,200 gifts were made during the 24-hour online fundraising event held across the University system, also a new record.

WVU researchers working to get people with hip pain moving

Although it’s well known that regular exercise can reduce musculoskeletal pain, some chronic pain sufferers avoid it hoping to minimize their symptoms. One West Virginia University researcher aims to change this behavior in people experiencing chronic hip pain by developing a biopsychosocial intervention addressing the physical and psychological aspects of rehabilitation simultaneously.

Three new tenants to join WVU Innovation Corporation

The West Virginia University Innovation Corporation announced Monday (March 20) that three new science and technology tenants — California-based GATC Health Corp and Yunigen, LLC, and Morgantown-based ExesaLibero Pharma — will be leasing space in the Chestnut Ridge Road facility.

Participants in WVU Day of Giving can boost gift impact

West Virginia University supporters on Day of Giving, set for Wednesday (March 22), will have many opportunities to amplify the reach of their gifts through a variety of challenges scheduled for the day.