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Engineering is a time-consuming discipline that involves lab work and involvement in student projects. Despite the time commitment, student organizations housed in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University have already logged more than 4,200 service hours for the 2016-2017 school year.
“Each year engineering students dedicate more of their time to volunteering for recruitment, outreach, community and philanthropy events,” said Cate Schlobohm, Statler College outreach coordinator. “With 48 student organizations in the college, there is never a shortage of students wanting to get involved in our activities and projects.”
With coal mining revenues declining, more state budget cuts looming and the predicted domino effect that often hits rural communities especially hard, smaller utilities in West Virginia will need to manage their resources more efficiently than ever.
To help these utilities, West Virginia University National Environmental Services Center is presenting a free, full day workshop titled Sustainable Management of Rural and Small Water and Wastewater Systems held March 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Twin Falls Resort State Park near Maben.
WVU School of Medicine researchers find that retirement and healthy lifestyle don’t always correlate
Dana King, M.D., professor and chair of the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine led the study in cooperation with Jun Xiang, M.S., health data analyst in the Department of Family Medicine, to examine whether retired late-middle-aged adults have differing rates of adherence to healthy lifestyle and metabolic risk factors, including diet, exercise, smoking, weight, glucose levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol, compared with same-aged adults who are not yet retired.
The women’s basketball team overcame improbable odds to defeat top-seeded and No. 2 nationally-ranked Baylor 77-66 to hoist the program’s first Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship trophy Monday night (March 6) at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The team is expected to return to Clarksburg around 2 p.m. today (March 7), arriving in Morgantown around 2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Self-driving cars use images from on-board cameras to navigate through cities. Research at West Virginia University could help solve a problem for those autonomous vehicles—recognizing the same image in different pictures.
Victor Fragoso, an assistant professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at WVU, said a computers inability to identify the same object in two different pictures is a fundamental problem in the field of computer vision.
In support of the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics’ vision to not only educate students about the world of business, but also shape them into generous corporate citizens, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation made a generous gift of $20,000 to the Corporate Citizenship Project within the B&E Corporate Social Responsibility course.
The Enterprise Holdings Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Enterprise Holdings, which – through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises – operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.
Three students at West Virginia University played a key role in creating a local non-profit organization that provides resources to students and community members in need.
While taking a mentorship class in high school Roark Sizemore, a political science major from Morgantown, was tasked with creating a project that would benefit his community. He came across an article about a school in North Carolina where a student government group started a cost-free, anonymous pantry, and thought a program like that would be beneficial in Morgantown.
The endowment will provide support for the CEHS Celebration of Scholars keynote speaker each year (previously the CEHS Student Research Forum).
When West Virginia University alumnus Emery L. Prunty passed away in January 2016, the West Virginia agricultural community lost an invaluable educator and advocate.
To honor him, his wife Sharon recently endowed the Emery L. “Bud” Prunty Memorial Scholarship to support students in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design who are majoring in animal and nutritional sciences. First preference will be given to students who are West Virginia residents.
A combination of research in physical activity, taking that research into communities and influencing physical and health education have brought honors to three West Virginia University faculty members from the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.
Emily Jones, associate professor, has been awarded the Mabel Lee Award from the Society of Health and Physical Educators, presented to only one professional at the university level each year.
An innovative Multidisciplinary Studies Program at West Virginia University will allow students to pursue their passion and explore endless career possibilities in the physical activity and sport industries. The bachelor’s degree, based in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, will help students succeed in both traditional and cutting-edge professions.
Students enrolled in the new MDS major will combine three minors, with a minimum of two from CPASS, to create a plan of study for the ideal career.