WVU’s McConnell appointed to Antero Resources Board of Directors

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -  West Virginia University Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Joyce McConnell will serve as a member of the Antero Resources Board of Directors effective today (Feb. 20).

“I am thrilled to join the Board of Antero, a great company with a forward-thinking management team and a bright future in West Virginia and Ohio. Antero’s momentum, footprint and operational capabilities present a tremendous opportunity,” said McConnell. “I am excited to represent shareholders and work with the Board to oversee the execution of the company’s business strategy.”

EI/NRCCE Analytical Laboratory receives certification from WV Department of Environmental Protection

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Researchers throughout the region who must use certified laboratories for sample analyses now may bring their samples to the Analytical Laboratory of the West Virginia University Energy Institute/National Research Center for Coal and Energy on the Evansdale campus. Gabriela Perhinschi, the lab’s manager, announced today that the lab passed the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection certification process for analyses of non-potable-water inorganic nonmetals and trace metals.

“West Virginia DEP requires researchers to use only certified labs,” said Perhinschi. “Until today, WVU researchers had to send their samples off-campus to private, certified analytical laboratories. Now that we are DEP-certified, researchers can bring their samples to us. We can help researchers at other organizations, too.”

West Virginia businesses and entrepreneurs to showcase opportunities and new ideas at Capitol

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia’s growing entrepreneurial community is key to creating new businesses, good jobs and prosperous communities for the future. Over 40 organizations will exhibit their products and services and network with colleagues, legislators and state officials at the 18th “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol” on Thursday, March 1.

West Virginia University’s TransTech Energy Research and Business Development Program has partnered with TechConnect WV to organize the event.  “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day is a great networking opportunity for all who want to help build a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in the state,” said Carl Irwin, TransTech Energy director.

WVU to host DIY Environmental Sensor Workshop for STEM educators, researchers, state government

Morgantown, W.Va. - The Mountain Hydrology Laboratory, the Institute of Water Security and Science and the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will host the Appalachian Freshwater Initiative Do-It-Yourself Environmental Sensor Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, (March 2).

The goal of the workshop, made possible through funding from the National Science Foundation, is to introduce K-12 STEM educators, state government employees, community groups and researchers to innovative, open-source environmental monitoring systems that provide a low-cost alternative for monitoring water quality, quantity and climate in real-time. The workshop, which is currently filled to capacity, is offered free of charge.