The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) hosted an organizational session of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) Transition Steering Committee on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. The Committee, which was recently formed to review and implement the WVU Tech Revitalization Study mandated by Senate Bill 486, includes representation from the Commission, West Virginia University (WVU), and WVU Tech. The purpose of the Committee is to provide guidance and support in strengthening the institution’s mission by creating new opportunities to “recruit, retain, and rebuild,” a major focus of Carolyn Long, WVU Tech’s newly appointed Campus Executive Officer.
WVU Tech seniors Jeffrey Heck and Megan Keffer showcased their research at Undergraduate Research Day at the Legislature on Thursday, January 26.
Tech alumnus Daleep C. Mohla, an engineer whose dedication to developing safer equipment and practices and promoting safety standards has helped reduce the number of electrical-related accidents in the workplace, is being honored by IEEE with the 2012 IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award. Mohla received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Tech in 1973.
WVU Tech is proud to offer the Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing as a part of the WVU School of Nursing. Applications for the fall 2012 sophomore class are now being accepted and must be submitted to the WVU Tech Department of Nursing for consideration by February 1, 2012. Application and information regarding admission criteria can be found online.
By Amber Marra, Daily Mail
On Wednesday, January 18, the WVU Tech campus community gathered for a reception to celebrate Tech’s new Campus Executive Officer Carolyn Long. Members of the Greater Montgomery community, WVU officials, HEPC representatives, and local and state legislators joined WVU Tech faculty, staff, and students in commemorating the event.
West Virginia University Institute of Technology recently received an ETAP power lab software package for use in the department of electrical and computer engineering. The donation by Operation Technology, Inc., includes a lifetime license allowing up to 20 students to work concurrently and is valued at nearly $125,000.