A team known as the “Hurricane Hunters” gets up close and personal with these storms. While local officials and meteorologists signal caution to their viewers that may be in areas of danger, West Virginia University graduate Nick Underwood and his colleagues fly directly into them.
Paul Ziemkiewicz has been working to clean up streams for decades, but the discovery that acid mine drainage or AMD, holds the elements used in electronics has made that effort not only noble, but potentially profitable.
When retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Stephen Dailey describes his service in the Middle East during the Gulf War, he says it was like the world around him was burning.
Boxscores, passing yards or even the digits on a favorite player’s jersey may be what people think of when it comes to numbers in athletics. But a critical figure, especially at the collegiate and professional levels, is important and affects communities across the world from cities with Olympic stadiums to college towns with NCAA teams.
At West Virginia University, researchers are looking to restore the American chestnut, unearth the benefits of fire on forests and soil, reimagine refugee narratives and understand the link between opioid use and advanced cancer. Those researchers are graduate students.
Growing up in Richmond, Va., Fred King fondly recalls staying up to watch the moon landing with his family and receiving his first chemistry set for Christmas. That passion for science and discovery never wavered as King emerged as an acclaimed chemist in adulthood.
After emerging from the pandemic seeking to redefine its purpose and value in a very different world, the WVU Alumni Association has entered into a unique partnership with West Virginia University.