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Materials developed at WVU’s Constructed Facilities Center being tested in dam applications in Illinois

The 273-mile-long Illinois River is a primary tributary of the Mississippi River and part of an important waterway connecting the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River. Barges transporting goods ranging from grain to oil traverse the waterway thanks in large part to several locks and dams managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). In August, GFRP wicket gates were installed on one of those navigational structures – the Peoria Lock & Dam on the Illinois River at Creve Coeur, Ill.

Statler College magazine earns advertising awards

EngineeringWV, the biannual magazine of the Statler College, has won two awards in the 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report. The spring 2015 issue, which featured a cover story on undergraduate research, captured a merit award in the category, publication external. The fall 2015 issue, which featured the College’s annual report, also captured a merit award in the annual report category.