WVU team MIDAS brings home the gold in NASA’s Mars Ice Challenge

West Virginia University was the only school in the nation to send two teams to NASA’s Mars Ice Challenge, a three-day event that challenged teams to extract water from simulated Martian subsurface ice. In the end, one team—Mountaineer Ice Drilling Automated System or MIDAS—had the golden touch.

WVU emissions researchers help address automotive industry and regulatory challenges on clean-diesel issues

Researchers at West Virginia University have long studied emissions from diesel vehicles to provide independent data about emissions performance both in the laboratory and on the road, as well as provide technology demonstration, other research and design support. The most recent study from WVU’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions measured oxides of nitrogen emissions, or NOx, from five Fiat Chrysler vehicles in real-world and laboratory tests.

WVU recovery efforts began early, continue after 2016 flood

Within hours of learning about flooding in southern West Virginia last year, the WVU community sprang into action, and is still working on recovery projects in the flood-damaged region as we approach the first anniversary of the devastating event.

WVU student awarded prestigious scholarship from Department of Defense

A West Virginia University engineering student was awarded the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship from the Department of Defense. SMART Scholarships are offered to undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students who have demonstrated special aptitude for excelling in STEM fields.

WVU to host training sessions for Project Lead The Way teachers

Middle and high school teachers from seven states will head to West Virginia University this summer to advance their skills in the classroom through Project Lead The Way. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides science, technology, engineering and math curriculum and professional development opportunities to K-12 teachers. WVU has been an affiliate of the program since 2006.

WVU team achieves fourth place finish in year three of EcoCAR 3 competition

The WVU team, made up of students from the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, the Reed College of Media and the College of Business and Economics, headed to Milford, Michigan, to the General Motors Milford Proving Grounds where they underwent a series of safety and technical inspections including dynamic safety, acceleration and performance testing and energy consumption events.

WVU summer camps tradition takes off

From sports to the arts to building a rocket, there is a summer camp experience for all ages at West Virginia University. All summer, these camps, both on and off campus show future Mountaineers what it is like to go first.