Eberly News

WVU astronomers help detect the most massive neutron star ever measured

West Virginia University researchers have helped discover the most massive neutron star to date, a breakthrough uncovered through the Green Bank Telescope in Pocahontas County.

An unexpected path to discovery

When Alec Neu arrived at West Virginia University as a journalism major in 2013, he never expected to end up at NASA. 

2019 Ruby Fellows

WVU names 2019 class of Ruby Fellows

Seven students pursuing doctoral degrees at West Virginia University are receiving funding through the Ruby Scholars Graduate Fellows Program. Lauryn Alexander, Heather Baldwin, Elaine Christman, John Hansen, Emily Hughes, Alyssa Stonebraker and Nicholas Winch have been named to the eighth class of fellows. 

Green Bank Observatory, site for breakthrough WVU research and teaching, to remain open

The National Science Foundation has formally decided to keep open the Green Bank Observatory, a partner of West Virginia University and a key site for the University’s astronomy research.

WVU physicists receive $2 million for new plasma physics center

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at West Virginia University received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund the new Center for Kinetic Experiment, Theory and Integrated Computation Physics.

Earl Scime

Award-winning researcher Earl Scime named interim dean of WVU’s Statler College

Earl Scime has been named interim dean of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, the Office of the Provost announced today. Scime will move into the role on July 1. 

Thirty Eberly College students selected for Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Through West Virginia University’s Office of Undergraduate Research, students can participate in research as early as their first semester on campus. Every semester, many Eberly College students take advantage of the resources provided by this office to match with faculty conducting research in their disciplines. The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience is an eight-week summer undergraduate research experience for students interested in careers in research or graduate school
within their disciplines. The selected students receive a stipend and conduct research full-time during those eight weeks. Congratulations to the 30 Eberly College students participating in SURE for 2019!

WVU’s Eberly College announces 2018-2019 Outstanding Faculty Awards

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University has named recipients for its 2018-2019 Outstanding Teacher, Researcher and Service awards.  

Weichao Tu

WVU physicist named Cottrell Scholar

Weichao Tu, an assistant professor of physics in the WVU Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named a 2019 Cottrell Scholar. She has received $100,000 in funding alongside the award to further her development of a new space science learning module.  

Christina Fattore

Honors College names four Eberly College faculty as 2019-2020 Fellows

How does money influence politics, society and current events worldwide? What can films teach us about how everyday citizens view and understand important historical events? How bold and inquisitive should we be when facing the unknown? Students will have the opportunity to answer these questions and more this fall through new courses developed by the third cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows at West Virginia University.