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Lauren DiRemigio, a radiologic technology student at West Virginia Northern Community College, has been selected to participate in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists 2013 Student Leadership Development Program.

DiRemigio of Wellsburg will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates meeting, June 13-16, in Albuquerque, N.M. In addition, DiRemigio will attend two educational courses specifically designed for students and be assigned a professional mentor during the meeting.

According to Misty D. Kahl, WVNCC radiography program director and assistant professor, DiRemigio is a first-year student in the program and her selection “is a great honor for her as well as for Northern.” She was one of 61 students chosen from more than 130 entries submitted by radiologic science students from throughout the country.

As part of the application process, students were required to write a 500-700 word essay on how they expect to grow professionally by participating in the program.

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Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Evan Ford and Dustin Frohnapfel, both of Follansbee and students at the West Virginia University Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, have been selected to participate in the NASA Reduced Gravity Flight Program scheduled to begin on July 12.

Ford is the son of James and Janet Ford, and Frohnapfel is the son of Tim and Penny Frohnapfel.

Ford and Frohnapfel will join a 10-member team from WVU, along with 14 teams nationally, at the NASA program.

WVU’s project, entitled, “Optimization of liquid spray cooling in a variable gravity environment,” will determine whether the onset of microgravity conditions causes a significant change in the heat removal performance of spray cooling.

Ford and Frohnapfel are 2008 graduates of Brooke High School. Both are set to graduate from WVU in May with a double major is aerospace and mechanical engineering.

Ford has been accepted into the mechanical engineering graduate program at Carnegie Mellon University. Frohnapfel has been accepted into the aerospace engineering graduate program at Virginia Tech.