WVU state water conference to highlight flooding and pipelines

“This region is particularly susceptible to large amounts of rain from intense storms, including remnants of hurricanes such as Florence,” said Mike Strager, professor of resource economics and management at West Virginia University. He and researchers Jacquelyn Strager and Nicolas Zegre have been studying ways to better understand and map the region to identify specific areas in West Virginia that are more susceptible than others to such storms.  

“West Virginia and the Appalachian region are predicted to have more frequent and intense storm events as a result of climate change,” Strager said. 

Research Office to open Evansdale Innovation Center, names new associate director

Serving primarily faculty and graduate students, the Evansdale Innovation Center will complement efforts at the Health Sciences Innovation Center to increase accessibility and support for WVU’s researchers who want to market and commercialize their ideas, inventions, products, projects or discoveries. By the end of the fall semester, the EIC will provide state-of-the-art office and lab space for business incubation, educational programs and services for start-up companies.

Randy Quinn, who is adjunct faculty for both the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and the WVU College of Business and Economics, has been named associate director and will run day-to-day operations.