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Thomas "Wes" Edge
Wesley Edge is a Materials Scientist for the West Virginia Water Research Institute where he assists recovering Rare Earth Elements from AMD precipitates. Wesley holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mining Engineering from Virginia Tech and West Virginia University, respectively. During his time at Virginia Tech and WVU, he was a member of collegiate robotics teams and was a member of the collegiate mine rescue team. Wesley comes from Mt. Holly, North Carolina and in his spare time he loves to hike, travel to new places, and watch Mountaineer football.