West Virginia University Institute of Technology is a four-year college located in Montgomery, West Virginia, United States. It is the largest regional campus of West Virginia University and is governed by the WVU Board of Governors. Locals generally call the school WVU Tech, West Virginia Tech, or simply Tech. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of West Virginia’s best colleges for 2017. 17 four-year schools were highlighted, with West Virginia Wesleyan College, Bethany College, Wheeling Jesuit University, West Virginia University Institute of Technology and West Virginia University scoring in the top five. Of the 10 two-year schools included in the ranking, Cabell County Career Technology Center, West Virginia Northern Community College, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Mountwest Community and Technical College and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College were the top five. A full list of winning schools is included below. “These West Virginia schools have created a culture of both academic and career success,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “When we look at measures of alumni success next to each school’s quality of education, these are the clear leaders in the state.” To be included on West Virginia’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on more than a dozen additional data points including diversity of program offerings, career services, educational counseling, financial aid availability, graduation rates and student/teacher ratios. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in West Virginia” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in West Virginia for 2017 include: Alderson Broaddus University Bethany College Bluefield State College Concord University Davis & Elkins College Fairmont State University Glenville State College Marshall University Ohio Valley University Shepherd University University of Charleston West Liberty University West Virginia State University West Virginia University West Virginia University Institute of Technology West Virginia Wesleyan College Wheeling Jesuit University The Best Two-Year Colleges in West Virginia for 2017 include: Ben Franklin Career Center Blue Ridge Community and Technical College BridgeValley Community & Technical College Cabell County Career Technology Center Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Mountwest Community and Technical College New River Community and Technical College Pierpont Community and Technical College Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College West Virginia Northern Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | May 3, 2017
Jeff Prater of RE/MAX Alliance Group Named RE/MAX Florida Region Manager of the Year. Sarasota, FL, May 03, 2017 --( Prater serves in the Bradenton office, where he guides and advises agents, facilitates transactions, and assures cohesiveness between all the facets of the company that include administration, accounting, the Multiple Listing Service and in-house ancillary services. "Jeff is well-deserving of this award," said RE/MAX Alliance Group Co-Owner Ron Travis. "He has consistently demonstrated outstanding performance and leadership, and is an asset to our company, our community and our industry." A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Prater received a Mining Engineering degree from the West Virginia University Institute of Technology and an associate degree in Electronics from ITT Technical Institute. He worked in the mining industry as a manager of operations until 1997 before obtaining his real estate license. Prater joined RE/MAX Alliance Group as a salesman in 2004 and became Managing Broker in 2005. He has been active in the industry, serving on and chairing numerous committees for the Realtor Association of Sarasota Manatee. He served on the Board of Directors of the Manatee Association of Realtors in 2014. He has been a member of the Women's Council of Realtors since 2005 and has participated in golf event committees for the Children's Miracle Network and Susan G. Komen. RE/MAX Alliance Group is the #1 RE/MAX franchise in Florida for both transactions and sales volume. It is the #1 office in Florida for contributions to the Children’s Miracle Network. With more than 300 agents and staff, RE/MAX Alliance Group offers residential and commercial real estate solutions throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties, with offices in Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, University Park, Venice, Siesta Key and Englewood. For more information, please visit www.alliancegroupfl.com. Sarasota, FL, May 03, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Jeff Prater, one of three RE/MAX Alliance Group Managing Brokers, has received the Manager of the Year Award for the RE/MAX Florida Region. RE/MAX of Florida chose Jeff Prater to receive the award from nominations received by RE/MAX Broker/Owners throughout the state of Florida.Prater serves in the Bradenton office, where he guides and advises agents, facilitates transactions, and assures cohesiveness between all the facets of the company that include administration, accounting, the Multiple Listing Service and in-house ancillary services."Jeff is well-deserving of this award," said RE/MAX Alliance Group Co-Owner Ron Travis. "He has consistently demonstrated outstanding performance and leadership, and is an asset to our company, our community and our industry."A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Prater received a Mining Engineering degree from the West Virginia University Institute of Technology and an associate degree in Electronics from ITT Technical Institute. He worked in the mining industry as a manager of operations until 1997 before obtaining his real estate license. Prater joined RE/MAX Alliance Group as a salesman in 2004 and became Managing Broker in 2005. He has been active in the industry, serving on and chairing numerous committees for the Realtor Association of Sarasota Manatee. He served on the Board of Directors of the Manatee Association of Realtors in 2014. He has been a member of the Women's Council of Realtors since 2005 and has participated in golf event committees for the Children's Miracle Network and Susan G. Komen.RE/MAX Alliance Group is the #1 RE/MAX franchise in Florida for both transactions and sales volume. It is the #1 office in Florida for contributions to the Children’s Miracle Network. With more than 300 agents and staff, RE/MAX Alliance Group offers residential and commercial real estate solutions throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties, with offices in Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, University Park, Venice, Siesta Key and Englewood. For more information, please visit www.alliancegroupfl.com. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from RE/MAX Alliance Group
News Article | October 28, 2016
A list of the nation’s Best Electrician Programs for 2016-2017 has been released by the Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leader in higher education information and resources for students, the site ranked schools offering on-campus or online electrician programs to find those providing the best overall value for students. Top finishers include Idaho State University, Great Basin College, Jackson College, Montana State University Northern and the College of Southern Nevada among four-year schools and East Mississippi Community College, Hinds Community College, Rockingham Community College, Augusta Technical College and Beaufort County Community College among two-year schools. “The need for qualified electricians is growing, and the programs on our list represent the best training opportunities for this in-demand trade,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Our analysis shows students where to find the best combination of quality and affordability when it comes to earning an electrician degree.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools weighs over a dozen different data points, including statistics on cost, program features, graduation rates and more to determine a score for each electrician program in the country. To qualify for the Best Electrician Program lists, schools must also meet specific minimum requirements: institutions must be accredited public or private not-for-profit entities and must provide career placement assistance to students. A complete list of schools included on the Best Electrician Programs list is included below. To learn where each school ranks and for more information on the data analysis and methodology used, visit: Recognized as the Best Electrician Programs among two-year schools: Recognized as the Best Electrician Programs among four-year schools: Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Bismarck State College Bluefield State College Brazosport College Capitol College College of Southern Nevada Daytona State College Dunwoody College of Technology Fairmont State University Florida State College at Jacksonville Great Basin College Gulf Coast State College Idaho State University Indian River State College Jackson College Kentucky State University Lake Washington Institute of Technology Lake-Sumter State College Lawrence Technological University LeTourneau University Missouri Western State University Montana State University-Northern New England Institute of Technology Northern Michigan University Northern New Mexico College Northwestern Michigan College Northwestern State University of Louisiana Palm Beach State College Pennsylvania College of Technology Pensacola State College Pittsburg State University Point Park University Rochester Institute of Technology Seattle Community College - North Campus Seminole State College of Florida South Florida State College State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota SUNY College of Technology at Alfred SUNY College of Technology at Canton SUNY College of Technology at Delhi University of Akron Main Campus University of Arkansas - Fort Smith University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Hartford Utah Valley University Valencia College Wayne State University West Virginia University at Parkersburg West Virginia University Institute of Technology Western New Mexico University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.
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Song H.,West Virginia University Institute of Technology |
Brandt-Pearce M.,University of Virginia
Journal of Lightwave Technology | Year: 2013
In long-haul dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) systems with periodic dispersion compensation and amplification, system performance is adversely affected by severe physical impairments due to fiber losses, dispersion and nonlinearity. Fiber modeling is a prerequisite for the development of physical impairment mitigation techniques to improve system performance. The distance between two interacting symbols in time and wavelength, i.e., the range of influence (RoI) of each physical impairment, plays an important role in the development of these mitigation techniques. In this paper, we use the Volterra series transfer function (VSTF) method to define impairment characteristic coefficients that capture intersymbol interference (ISI), self phase modulation (SPM), intrachannel cross phase modulation (IXPM), intrachannel four wave mixing (IFWM), cross phase modulation (XPM) and four wave mixing (FWM), to characterize the impact of these impairments individually on the system output. We then investigate the impact of system parameters, namely, duty cycle, spectral efficiency, frequency chirp, and span length, on the RoI for long-haul DWDM systems. © 2012 IEEE.
Coffman-Wolph S.,West Virginia University Institute of Technology
CEUR Workshop Proceedings | Year: 2016
Applying the concept of fuzzy logic (an abstract version of Boolean logic) to well-known algorithms generates an abstract version (i.e., fuzzy algorithm) that often results in computational improvements. Precision may be reduced but counteracted by gaining computational efficiency. The trade-offs (e.g., small increase in space, loss of precision) for a variety of applications are deemed acceptable. The fuzzification of an algorithm can be accomplished using a simple three-step framework. Creating a new fuzzy algorithm goes beyond simply converting the data from raw data into fuzzy data by additionally converting the operators and concepts into their abstract equivalents. This paper demonstrates: (1) how to apply the general framework by developing a fuzzy algorithm for a simple linear search algorithm and (2) the success of this process through the development of the Fuzzy Golden Ratio Section Search.
Zabihian F.,West Virginia University Institute of Technology |
Fung A.S.,Ryerson University
Energy Conversion and Management | Year: 2013
In this paper, the hybrid solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and gas turbine (GT) model was applied to investigate the effects of the inlet fuel type and composition on the performance of the cycle. This type of analysis is vital for the real world utilization of manufactured fuels in the hybrid SOFC-GT system due to the fact that these fuel compositions depends on the type of material that is processed, the fuel production process, and process control parameters. In the first part of this paper, it is shown that the results of a limited number of studies on the utilization of non-conventional fuels have been published in the open literature. However, further studies are required in this area to investigate all aspects of the issue for different configurations and assumptions. Then, the results of the simulation of the syngas-fueled hybrid SOFC-GT cycle are employed to explain the variation of the stream properties throughout the cycle. This analysis can be very helpful in understanding cycle internal working and can provide some interesting insights to the system operation. Then, the detailed information of the operation of the methane-fueled SOFC-GT cycle is presented. For both syngas- and methane-fueled cycles, the operating conditions of the equipment are presented and compared. Moreover, the comparison of the characteristics of the system when it is operated with two different schemes to provide the required steam for the cycle, with anode recirculation and with an external source of water, provides some interesting insights to the system operation. For instance, it was shown that although the physical configuration of the cycle in two systems is the same, the actual configuration (the equipment actually taking part in the process) can be different. Finally, the results of the simulation for different types of the inlet fuel show that system outputs and operational parameters are greatly influenced by changes in the fuel type. Therefore, the possibility of variation of the inlet fuel type should be considered, and its impacts should be investigated before utilization of biogas, gasified biomass, and syngas as fuel in hybrid SOFC-GT cycles. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Sedghisigarchi K.,West Virginia University Institute of Technology
IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting | Year: 2011
The objective of the paper is to present active and reactive power control schemes for inverter based distributed energy generators connected to low voltage electric power networks. Inverter power flow control strategies for both grid-connected and standalone modes are presented. The inverter uses a Phased Locked Loop (PLL) signal to synchronize with the grid voltage in islanded mode and to control the DG active and reactive power outputs after synchronization. The control schemes are developed using MATLAB\Simulink and Simpowersystem toolbox. The simulated model has been tested for various case scenarios. The results confirm the accuracy and effectiveness of the proposed methods. © 2011 IEEE.
Coleman N.,West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2012
In a distributed system, the principle of separation of policy and mechanism provides the flexibility to revise policies without altering mechanisms and vice versa. This separation can be achieved by devising a language for specifying policy and an engine for interpreting policy. In the Condor  high throughput distributed system the ClassAd language  is used to specify resource selection policies and matchmaking algorithms are used to interpret that policy by matching jobs with available machines. We extend this framework to specify and interpret authorization policies using the SPKI/SDSI  public key infrastructure. SPKI/SDSI certificates are represented using the ClassAd language and certificate chain discovery is implemented using a modified matchmaking algorithm. This extension complements the resource selection policy capabilities of Condor with the authorization policy capabilities of SPKI/SDSI. Techniques for policy analysis in the context of resource selection and authorization are also presented. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.
Coffman-Wolph S.,West Virginia University Institute of Technology
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings | Year: 2016
Teaching an introductory course in computer programming can be challenging. Additionally, introducing grade school, middle school, and high school students to computer science without a computer lab seems impossible. The activities presented in this paper do not require a computer lab and can be done with a range of age groups, any number of people, and people with no prior computer experience. The goal is to introduce various topics using fun physical activities and everyday experiences that are familiar. Most young kids and even some college students seem to be unaware of what computer science means. These activities help them understand the depth and diversity a computer science undergraduate degree can entail. © American Society for Engineering Education, 2016.
Sedghisigarchi K.,West Virginia University Institute of Technology
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine | Year: 2013
This article presents a novel microprocessor-based controller for hightemperature proton-exchange membrane (HTPEM) fuel cells. The controller manages start-up, control, protection, shut-down, and monitoring functions. This portable unit controls HTPEM fuel cell components to ensure secure and reliable operation in both normal and transient operation modes. The proposed controller monitors critical fuel cell parameters such as cell voltages, air/hydrogen inlet temperatures, air/hydrogen inlet pressures, stack temperature, and stack current. The controller software has several concurrent control loop tasks, which send proper commands to the fuel cell system. The hardware consists of a development microchip board and a novel interface inputoutput (I/O) board, including a liquid crystal display (LCD) and a keyboard. © 1975-2012 IEEE.