West Virginia University mine rescue team took
home its second straight first place finish in the Society for Mining, Metallurgy
and Exploration—2019 Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue National Competition.
Today, hundreds of pumpkins
plummeted 11-stories from atop West Virginia University’s
Engineering Sciences Building at the 32nd annual Pumpkin Drop.
It was team 153 from Doddridge Middle School in West Union that went home with
the top honors. Their pumpkin landed just one foot and two inches from the
target, earning them the $100 first prize.
Affected chemical materials were removed from the Engineering Research Building Tuesday (Oct. 22) and normal operations resumed Thursday (Oct. 23) in the building. Students, faculty and staff in the ERB were sent home for the day (Tuesday, Oct. 22) as a precaution after a chemical accident inside one of the laboratories.