WVU is the first university in the US to use vacant broadcast TV channels to provide wireless broadband Internet services. Decades before the country was “going green,” WVU launched one of the country’s only eco-efficient people movers – the Personal Rapid Transit, or “PRT.” It’s the only system in the world that allows riders to travel point to point without stopping at another station. WVU was the first in the nation to train miners and houses one of the world’s largest simulated underground coal mines. Building on its heritage of energy research, WVU is fostering the responsible use of fossil energy and the development of sustainable energy technologies. Initiatives like the Solar Decathlon are inspiring a new generation of leaders. WVU’s medical center is only the second in the country to use a diaphragmatic pacemaker in a pediatric patient.Smart use of technology earned WVU Healthcare its third-consecutive prestigious Health Care’s ‘Most Wired’ designation. Through WVU Healthcare’s online patient portal, more than 20,000 patients access their health records, view lab results, manage appointments and refill requests, and even request medical advice from their doctors.