An international partnership is expanding a gateway of cross-campus collaboration while opening avenues forWest Virginia Universitystudents to travel, conduct research and explore a global perspective.
For the past 32 years, crowds of elementary,
middle and high school students accompanied by friends, teachers and guardians
have gathered around the 11-story Engineering Sciences Building to watch
hundreds of pumpkins, each weighing about 60 pounds, fall from its roof,
hopefully not to their doom.
Injuries and deaths caused
by roof collapses and falling debris, common culprits for underground mine
accidents, could be prevented by the unlikely force of robots and drones,
thanks to the work of West
Virginia University engineers.