WVU physicists receive $2 million for new plasma physics center

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at West Virginia University received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund the new Center for Kinetic Experiment, Theory and Integrated Computation Physics. The center will integrate experimental, theoretical and computational efforts to investigate some of the most important aspects of kinetic-scale physics in plasmas.

WVU chemist is a molecular architect

West Virginia University chemist Kung Wang is an architect—not the kind who designs houses – one who designs molecules. Wang is constructing a synthetic pathway to creating new molecular templates for growing carbon nanotubes, honeycomb-shaped tubes that are the foundation for applications in nanotechnology and for conducting electricity.

Order of Vandalia to induct three new members

West Virginia University will induct three new members into the Order of Vandalia, the University’s highest honor for outstanding service and loyalty, Friday (June 7) at the Erickson Alumni Center.

First WVU graduate completes Peace Corps Prep Program

Armed with a degree in international studies from West Virginia University, Lauren Headley plans to use what she’s learned in the Peace Corps. The first WVU graduate of the Peace Corps Prep Program, Headley, who is from Myersville, Maryland, has applied for a Peace Corps volunteer position in Senegal.

Seven students to visit WVU for summer psychology research program

College students from across the U.S. will visit West Virginia University this summer for their first research experiences. WVU’s Department of Psychology will host seven undergraduate students for intensive, eight-week research projects. The students will be on campus June 3-July 26 conducting independent studies under the guidance of faculty mentors.