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WVU team MIDAS brings home the gold in NASA’s Mars Ice Challenge

West Virginia University was the only school in the nation to send two teams to NASA’s Mars Ice Challenge, a three-day event that challenged teams to extract water from simulated Martian subsurface ice. In the end, one team—Mountaineer Ice Drilling Automated System or MIDAS—had the golden touch. MIDAS captured top overall honors in the competition besting the likes of teams from Colorado School of Mines, University of Texas-Austin and University of Pennsylvania. The team also was first in both the most water collected and the cleanest water categories.

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Business leaders in transportation, construction, machinery industries to be inducted into West Virginia Business Hall of Fame

Honoring strong connections to the Mountain State and bold leadership, the 2017 West Virginia Business Summit and Annual Meeting will kick off this year with the induction of three pioneering individuals into the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame. The College of Business and Economics launched the Business Hall of Fame in 2001 to recognize business leaders who have strong ties to West Virginia and have made a significant impact across the business landscape of their local communities, the state, the nation and around the globe.

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Late alumnus leaves $250K to benefit WVU students

Writing, literature and poetry students at West Virginia University will benefit from a gift from late alumnus and West Virginia native Russell L. Isaacs. Isaacs, who died in April, left $252,000 in his estate to the WVU Foundation to provide scholarships to students in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

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