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Pulitzer Prize, Grammy winners among West Virginia University commencement speakers

A West Virginia University alumna who delved into the unseemly world of Indonesian slavery and brought home a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a Grammy winning Mountain State native whose music has been covered by legends of the industry and sung at presidential inaugurations top the ranks of speakers at the University’s commencement ceremonies this year. WVU will hold commencement exercises at all 15 colleges and schools over a three-day period May 12-14.

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Inaugural class of WVU biomedical engineers to present senior projects

Working in three teams, West Virginia University’s inaugural biomedical engineering class has developed an intraocular lens characterization, software that is about 90 percent accurate in diagnosing lung disease from the sound of a patient’s cough and formulated a printable ink for use in creating the next generation of flexible electrodes for brain recording and stimulation.

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WVU engineering students take top honors in Target Case Study Competition

Teams featuring seven engineering students from West Virginia University captured the top three places in the Third Annual Target Case Study Competition. Sponsored by the Target Corporation and hosted by WVU’s Career Services Center, the competition challenges teams of students in all majors to use their problem-solving skills to provide well-rounded solutions to a business problem.

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Two WVU engineering students awarded Goldwater Scholarships

Juniors and Honors students Anna Gilpin, a biomedical engineering major from Martinsburg, and Jared Beard, a mechanical engineering major and physics minor from Morgantown, are the 43rd and 44th students at WVU to earn the award since the program’s inception in 1986. The scholarship provides as much as $7,500 for tuition, fees, books, room and board for students who demonstrate their aptitude through course work and their own original research.

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Bucklew Scholars vie for WVU Foundation Scholarships

This year’s cohort of Bucklew Scholars comes to West Virginia University with a few common goals, most notably an education that will allow them to search for solutions to what they see as the world problems their generation will be faced with overcoming.

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