The West Virginia University Alumni Association Board of Directors has appointed Gregory Darby, Darren Feeley, Thomas Flaherty, James “Rocky” Gianola and Tracy Schoenadel to serve six-year terms on the board.
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.
As new West Virginia University Provost Maryanne Reed stepped into her role this week, she has announced several appointments in the Office of the Provost that speak to her commitment to establishing a dynamic leadership team that proactively addresses critical institutional needs.
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.
Supported by a grant from the WVU Humanities Center, the research team used historical images from the West Virginia and Regional History Center’s online photographs database, West Virginia History OnView, to document the history of the Scott’s Run community in Monongalia County.
A West Virginia University graduate student is investigating how soils store carbon in ecosystems around the world to understand the impact of climate change. Biology Ph.D. student Nanette Raczka’s summer research efforts will begin in a seasonally dry tropical forest in Gaunacaste, Costa Rica.
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.
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.