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Andrea Schafer, Li Wang, Betsy Robbins, Lauren Stein

Faculty, staff honored for excellence in advising

Each year, at the direction of the Office of the Provost, the Academic Advising Council selects honorees for the Nicholas Evans Awards for Advising Excellence in recognition of outstanding advising and mentoring provided by faculty and professional advisers at WVU. 

John Ruppert, Megan Midcap, Cerasela Zoica Dinu and Emily Murphy

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.

Alexander Flasch

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.