Dean's Message Spring 2021
As we come upon a full year of our daily lives being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, I find myself reflecting on the changes 2020 held for us, and happily, I find us as a College and University community to not only have unwavering resilience, but a strong passion for innovation and progress. In this edition of Engineering WV Magazine, we take that spirit of innovation and focus on the limitless possibilities the future has in store for us.
Thanks to a combination of creativity, determination and Mountaineer spirit, engineers in the Statler College continue to be a leader in emerging energy, robotics, and biomedical technology. In this issue, you will hear from our faculty and staff members as they discuss what their vision is for the future of engineering and consequently how the Statler College is making that vision a reality.
In our future as educators and researchers, we have a duty to create a curriculum that evolves to meet the needs of our students and society. Quickly pivoting to deliver high quality instruction online to our thousands of incredible students throughout the pandemic is just one recent example of how we are able to deliver exactly that.
In our future, we must also strive to become an environment that supports creativity, collaboration, innovation, diversity, inclusion, and unity without falter — and in doing so, becoming an internationally recognized engineering school to help create a better West Virginia and world. Our ambition is clear.
As engineers, we chase our dreams. As Mountaineers, we’re not afraid to conquer mountains. As West Virginian’s, we are resilient and ready to take on the world!
Glen H. Hiner Dean
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources