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August 2018 WVU Student Inventors Win Prizes, Obtain Patent

Dental hygiene students in the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Dentistry have received several prizes for their invention. Samantha Farley and Kristen Hanlan designed a senior capstone project that finished first place in a WVU LaunchLab competition, earning a $1,500 prize. They subsequently pitched the invention to the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute during its "shark tank" sessions and earned a grand prize of $10,000 to help in the patenting and production process of the equipment. 

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Demo Day winners announced

Friday, April 20, 2018

Hundreds of West Virginia University students, faculty and staff from a wide variety of departments and colleges participated in WVU’s inaugural Demo Day, which provided an opportunity for the University to embrace ideas and to celebrate the creative and inventive work that takes place every day on campus.

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WVU Demo Day shows off Mountaineer innovations

MORGANTOWN — Service robots, green space development plans, video games and other prototypes were on display across West Virginia University Thursday as part of its inaugural Demo Day.

Displays were set up on the Evansdale and downtown campuses, where visitors passing through could stop and see the designs being pioneered by their classmates. Visitors could even try out prototypes in some cases.

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West Virginia University holds inaugural 'Demo Day'

MORGANTOWN, W.Va - Hundreds of West Virginia University students, faculty, and staff from a wide variety of departments and colleges participated in WVU's inaugural Demo Day on Thursday. 

Nearly 70 students and faculty presented their entrepreneurial ideas, prototype designs, and business ventures to the WVU community during the Demo Day Expo.

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WVU students showcase innovation and entrepreneurship in Demo Day

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (WDTV) - West Virginia University held Demo Day on Thursday as a way to showcase innovation and entrepreneurship.

Students and faculty members from around campus showcased their innovative ideas, inventions, and unique business ventures. One of their exhibits was Interior Design and Fashion Design, which took place in the evening.

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Maple Syrup Production, Just One of the Many Hands-On Experiences for Students at WVU Potomac State College

Maple trees are usually ready to tap in February or early March, depending on the weather.  While the nights are still freezing, and as the days start to warm, the sap inside the tree begins to rise, creating pressure and causing the sap to flow.

Though the College has long-owned the land where the Sugar Maples grow, this is the first time the trees have been tapped.  “With the creation of a degree in Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship, or SAGE, the College recognizes the opportunities available to students who are exploring the field of agriculture.  This, along with a strong belief in experiential education, has encouraged our faculty to seek out tactile learning experiences for the benefit of our students,” said PSC President Jennifer Orlikoff.

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