Randy J. Nelson, the Hazel Ruby McQuain Chair for Neurological Research, will serve as the inaugural chair of the new Dept. of Neuroscience. He will direct basic science research in the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and its related programs.
A West Virginia University professor will use art therapy activities to determine how middle school students react to destroying their own art projects and to study how using art in the classroom can bolster students’ belief in themselves.
An international team of astronomers, which includes Duncan Lorimer, West Virginia University professor of physics and astronomy, has tested Einstein’s theory using three stars orbiting each other: a neutron star and two white dwarfs. Their findings, published in “Nature”, prove that Einstein’s theory still passes the test in such extreme conditions.
Robert “Bob” Dailey, Davis-Michael Professor in the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences and coordinator of the Davis-Michael Scholars Program in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, will be recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Animal Science.
Is there life on Mars? One WVU researcher is discovering ways to improve the search for life on the desert planet. Kathleen Benison, professor in the Department of Geology and Geography, has received a two-year grant from NASA’s Astrobiology Program to study modern and fossil microorganisms trapped in halite and gypsum from acid salt lakes.
West Virginia University Health Sciences and Technology Academy’s founder and director, Ann Chester, has been awarded a President’s Award for Excellence in Science Math and Engineering Mentoring— the highest honor for mentoring in the nation
West Virginia University’s College of Education and Human Services and Center for Excellence in STEM Education are set to implement a new project that will promote the support and development of mathematics teachers in West Virginia. The one-year project, “Mountaineer Mathematics Master Teachers: A Networked Improvement Community Building Capacity for Mathematics Teacher Leadership in West Virginia,” will be funded by a $75,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program.
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.
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.