WVU supply chain students tackle state food desert

A group of West Virginia University students is addressing the growing problem of “food deserts” in the state, as the combination of a declining rural population and below average income have left many West Virginians living significant distances from supermarkets and reliable food sources. That project, as it turns out, may not only help with West Virginia’s food access problem, but may also address the problem on a global scale.

WVU LaunchLab Network hosted second annual Women’s Pitch Competition

The West Virginia University LaunchLab Network hosted its second annual Women’s Pitch Competition to encourage students to push the limits of their innovative ideas, products or business ventures and showcase their concepts in a tightly-timed presentation to a panel of judges.

WVU team selected to compete in EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

Seeking to build off its second-place finish in the final year of the EcoCAR 3 competition, the team from West Virginia University was one of 12 to be selected for the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, which will feature the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer as the vehicle platform.

Walton Family Foundation Fellow to speak at WVU on characteristics of competitive places

Ross DeVol, a Walton Fellow with the Walton Family Foundation, will present “Characteristics of Competitive Places: The Role of the Entrepreneur and University,” Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m., at West Virginia University. The lecture, part of the Glen H. Hiner Distinguished Lecture Series in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, will be held in room G102 of the Engineering Sciences Building on the Evansdale campus.

WVU now part of consortium for increased opportunities in international business education and research

West Virginia University has joined forces with two other notable universities to open the door to new resources in international business education and research. The Robbins Center for Global Business and Strategy, which is housed in the WVU College of Business and Economics, is now part of an international regional business consortium with George Washington University, and is included in its Center for International Business Education and Research.