Opportunity knocked: WVU to use Virgin Hyperloop collaboration as a springboard for student, faculty research, state economic development

As Gordon Gee looked at the Virgin Hyperloop prize, the West Virginia University president’s pièce de résistance might seem unusual: collaboration; however, it was one of the tickets that Richard Branson and his team punched when they chose Tucker and Grant counties for the location of the certification center for their research into moving people at 600 mph in pods, reducing travel times from Pittsburgh to Chicago to minutes.

Virgin Hyperloop to build Hyperloop Certification Center in West Virginia

Virgin Hyperloop announced Thursday, Oct. 8, that it will locate a certification facility on nearly 800 acres of land spanning Tucker and Grant counties where it will leverage intellectual capital and resources from West Virginia University, Marshall University and from across the state.

William and Patricia Sheedy commit $2.5 million to bring experiential learning to future WVU business students in Reynolds Hall

As Reynolds Hall, the new hub for business education on the campus of West Virginia University continues to build on the Morgantown waterfront, a John Chambers College of Business and Economics alumnus has given a gift that will ensure that it will build the business leaders of the future by way of experiential learning when it opens in 2022.