Historic and systemic obstacles, made more pressing by the COVID-19 pandemic, mean current and prospective students from underrepresented groups often need financial help to start or continue their education at West Virginia University. The WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise scholarship support for students from these groups
The staggering amount of space debris poses a difficult challenge for safely operating spacecrafts in lower Earth orbit without collision. To meet this challenge, a West Virginia University engineer, Piyush Mehta, is working to improve the accuracy of predicting drag on objects in lower Earth orbit.
A West Virginia University physicist has created an exact mathematical formula to explain the gravitational wave signals that have been observed from colliding black holes, which serve as a key validation of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.
WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) researchers have developed new tools, including the forecasting of temperature and a “Health Index,” to warn users of the onset of COVID-19 related symptoms and signs of infection in real time.
A documentary born from tragedy, but which inspired a national safety campaign, is now nominated for a regional Emmy. “Breathe, Nolan, Breathe” chronicles the events during and after a 2014 hazing event at an unsanctioned fraternity that led to Nolan Burch’s death, a then freshman at West Virginia University.
Although declining reports of child abuse and neglect during the last few months may seem like good news, it raises a red flag to public health experts at West Virginia University and officials at the West Virginia Center for Children’s Justice, as social isolation can leave a victim with no outlet for escape.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the ability of many college-bound high school students to take either the ACT or the SAT, West Virginia University has joined a long list of institutions relaxing test score requirements in its admission policies.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has always been an idea guy and his latest one involves roughly 35 college basketball coaches so far, including West Virginia's Bob Huggins. Calipari's plan is to use the influence and resources college basketball coaches have to partner with the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation to launch the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative.