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Three students proved last week that West Virginia University is a national leader in entrepreneurship and innovation at the PitchAustin MBA Pitch Competition, an annual event hosted by the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.
In the first round, the WVU team, made up of MD/PhD students Brandon Lucke-Wold and Zachary Wright and MBA student Brandon Cook, promoted their start-up business SwifTag to a panel of investors and entrepreneur, then fielded questions and challenges on the spot.
Applications are now being accepted for the fourth round of grants through an enrichment fund established by Women of WVU.
The group was established by the WVU Foundation in 2014 to provide women who love West Virginia University another way to become involved using educational activities, networking opportunities and philanthropy.
WVU College of Law students Brad DeFlumeri and Alex Jonese represented Jeremy Marx, who served six deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan as a medic in the 75th Ranger Regiment.
West Virginia University's graduate program in political science was among the top 100 in the nation in rankings announced this week by U.S. News and World Report, the first time the program has been in the popular listings.
The sixth-seeded West Virginia University women’s basketball team makes its 12th NCAA Championship appearance against 11th-seeded Elon on Friday, March 17, in a 2:30 p.m. ET contest at the XFINITY Center in College Park, Maryland. Friday’s contest will air on ESPN2 in its entirety in the Pittsburgh region, West Virginia and North Carolina.
A program that grew from seven undergraduates to 300 students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels will celebrate its 100th anniversary at West Virginia University.
Founded in 1916-17, chemical engineering has grown from being a program that taught students to design, build and manage manufacturing plants to one that now includes biomedical engineering and a focus on biotechnology, energy and materials. Alumni, students and friends of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering with celebrate that growth in a series of events that will be held March 23-25.
Fernando Lima, assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at West Virginia University, has earned a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his work to improve modular systems for energy applications. The award comes with $500,000 in funding over a five-year period.
The northeast and mid-Atlantic regions are home to an abundance of shale gas, which has the potential to be used as a low-cost feedstock for producing energy and chemicals. However much of it is “stranded”; the geographic terrain, especially in West Virginia, makes it difficult to build pipelines to extract the resource to process it in a centralized location. Modular systems, which are built from small pieces of equipment that can be easily transported to these sites, can eliminate the need for expensive pipelines.
Using math to understand the Netflix recommender system or investigating what prompts people to create hoaxes are topics covered in two of the innovative courses that will be developed by the inaugural class of Honors Faculty Fellows at West Virginia University.
Seven faculty were selected from a competitive field of submissions to create original courses for students in the Honors College. The Faculty Fellows program rewards professors for developing innovative curriculum while enriching the intellectual climate of the campus. The Fellows will deliver a public lecture based on their courses and participate in faculty development activities.
WestVirginia University sent a delegation of three academics to the National Humanities Alliance’s Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day on March 13th and 14th in Washington D.C.
The delegation consisted of: