Motivated by extreme weather events like the 2021 winter storm in Texas, one West Virginia University researcher is looking to emerging technologies to reimagine how state and city agencies maintain roads and other transportation networks.
At the end of the first year of the EcoCAR EV Challenge, the team from West Virginia University finished second overall in the four-year competition that was held from May 21–26, in Orlando, Florida. The team accumulated ten competition awards in total, receiving more than $18,000 in prize money.
Callyn Zeigler, a Charleston native, was drawn to West Virginia University because of its unique traditions and reputation for having a strong sense of community. She grew up loving logic puzzles, problem solving and math, so she always assumed she would pursue a degree in science or math. However, engineering wasn’t on her radar until high school.