WVU faculty honored with 2023 teaching and service awards
Four WVU faculty members — John “Michael” Ruppert, Megan Midcap, Emily Murphy and Cerasela Zoica Dinu — have been recognized for their exceptional teaching and service to the University, students and community.
Lillian Bischof: Predicting the future of clean energy
She’s an engineer who focuses on renewable energy sources. She’s a business wiz with a zest for finance and management. And she’s an aficionado of all things pickled.
Alexander Flasch: Powering agriculture through robotics
Harvesting farm produce can be tedious and strenuous on laborers. This tough job can now be done by an automated system; using a gripper attached to a robotic arm. This research carried out by WVU engineering student Alexander Flasch focused on the design and development of a gripper for produce growing on trees. The robotic gripper was tested on its capability to grip varying diameters of fruits and vegetables, so that it can eliminate human labor and making harvesting automated.
Mebane to conduct battery powered air travel research in partnership with NASA
A professor from West Virginia University is on a mission to discover a solution to one of NASA’s greatest challenges - creating battery powered planes and spaceships.
WVU lab’s game-changing high-performance semiconductor material could help slash heat emissions
Researchers at West Virginia University have engineered a material with the potential to dramatically cut the amount of heat power plants release into the atmosphere.
Six faculty named to Honors College Faculty Fellows program
During the 2023-24 academic year, six Honors College Faculty Fellows will help WVU students grow their knowledge in areas of climate change and the environment, communication, youth development and collective violence.
WVU water quality expert develops public tool for diagnosing health of America’s streams
A model for predicting the levels of oxygen in water, developed by West Virginia University researcher Omar Abdul-Aziz, gives citizen scientists nationwide a tool for taking action on stream pollution.
WVU team sweeps international mine rescue competition
The Mine Rescue Team from West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources were crowned champions of the 2023 Intercollegiate Mine Emergency Rescue Development. The event was held on February 22-24 in Idaho Springs, Colorado.