Chat with Dan Carder about the Volkswagen emissions scandal and why research matters – May 3

Morgantown, W.Va. – Faculty, staff and students are invited to an informal conversation with Dan Carder, director of the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions, on lessons learned from the Volkswagen emissions scandal and the importance of research. Come hear about how WVU research made front-page news around the world.

The discussion will be held May 3 at 1 p.m. in Room 125 in the Advanced Engineering Research Building across from the Evansdale Library. Refreshments will be served.

Alternative fuel vehicles coming to Evansdale on Wednesday, May 3

Morgantown, W.Va. – With the spring semester ending and summer jobs on the horizon, some students and parents will be looking to buy new and used vehicles.  To remind people to think clean cars, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium will be parking four alternative fuel vehicles near the Evansdale Library on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The NAFTC invites students, faculty and staff to take a break from finals and checkout these alternative fuel vehicles.  A Toyota Prius plug-in, a Nissan Leaf, and a Chevy Volt will be featured.  For techies and mechanically minded students, there will also be a Toyota Prius with a cutaway body that allows students to see various hybrid components.  Using an IPad student can scan QR codes that give information on each part. NAFTC staff will answer questions about advanced technology vehicles.

Latest issue of Blight Beat highlights W.Va. dilapidated buildings and redevelopment news

Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia Blight Beat is a monthly collection of stories, resources, and event addressing issues of abandoned and dilapidated buildings in West Virginia.

In this issue:

The newsletter is published by West Virginia BAD (Brownfield, Abandoned, Dilapidated) Buildings. Visit the BAD website to join the Blight Beat mailing list and to access funding resources, stories, and information on dilapidated building issues.

Nation’s largest clean vehicle awareness event by WVU joins world’s largest Earth Day event in Dallas

Morgantown, W.Va. – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium at West Virginia University will conduct the kickoff of the nation’s largest alternative fuel vehicle event, National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey, on April 20, 2017 at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.

Locations across the United States will join the festivities by holding local Odyssey events, celebrating the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to improve the environment and lessen dependence on imported oil. Following the Odyssey kickoff, the Dallas activities will also include an Alternative Fuel Vehicle Summit and vehicle display. The AFV Summit will open with Keynote Speaker Chad Makovsky, executive vice president of operations, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Additional information can be obtained on the event registration page.

Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended!

Morgantown, W.Va. – The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference has been extended to June 1, 2017. To submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation, visit the conference website at

The 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference will take place October 12-13, 2017 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The West Virginia Water Research Institute will co-host the event, which is themed “Water Research: Building Knowledge and Innovative Solutions”.