WVU engineering students conduct research in microgravity conditions

A team of engineering students from West Virginia University recently conducted soldering experiments aboard the Zero Gravity Corporation’s microgravity research aircraft, G-Force One. The team built upon work done by past WVU Microgravity Research Teams in an effort to remove bubbles or voids that form in solder joints when soldering is performed under microgravity conditions. According to team advisor John Kuhlman, professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering, the voids make the solder joints weaker and less electrically conductive than they would be if they were created within Earth’s normal gravity.

WVU finishes first, third in national mine rescue contest

West Virginia University sent two teams to the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration–Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Organization National Mine Rescue Contest in Beckley October 27-28. Both ended up on the winner’s platform.

WVU student competing for international Schwarzman Scholarship

Colin Lopez, a recent West Virginia University graduate, has been named a semi-finalist for the Schwarzman Scholarship, a program that prepares global leaders through a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Burgess, Lusk named 2017 WVU Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer

West Virginia University has named Garrett Burgess and Savannah Lusk the 2017 Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer. A Mountaineer Week tradition, the award recognizes student’s exemplary academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.

2017 WVU Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer candidates named as part of Mountaineer Week, Oct. 20-29

West Virginia University has announced the finalists for Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer 2017, an award that recognizes students’ exemplary academic achievement and extracurricular involvement. A Mountaineer Week tradition, Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer will be named at the Saturday (Oct. 28) WVU football game vs. Oklahoma State at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Cunningham and Hageboeck named 2017 WVU Homecoming queen, king

A week of Homecoming activities at West Virginia University culminated today (Oct. 14) with the crowning of Morgan Cunningham and Charlie Hageboeck as the 2017 king and queen. The announcement was made during the half-time ceremony at Saturday’s Homecoming football game against Texas Tech.