A new report by the National Science Foundation ranked the Statler College in the top 23 percent of engineering programs in the United States, coming in at 94 among 413 institutions.
West Virginia is now on its way toward launching the state’s second small satellite. A team from WVU and the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium is poised to turn that achievement into a massive boost for the aerospace industry statewide by taking the first steps toward opening the West Virginia Small Satellite Center of Excellence.
A group of engineers is betting on the combined promise of two paths to carbon-neutral power: hydrogen and biomass.
Natural gas is a booming industry in West Virginia and the United States, accounting for more than 38 percent of the nation's total energy consumption. One WVU researcher is hoping to capitalize on valuable untapped chemicals that can be formed from shale gas, commonly found throughout Appalachia.
WVU engineers are deploying robots to help workers keep their jobs — by saving them from potential slips, falls and workplace hazards.
Electric fish and robots may hold the key to achieving “autonomous lifelong machine learning,” based on research conducted at WVU with the aid of a $2 million National Science Foundation grant.
Researchers are resurrecting discarded electronics, recycling electronic waste and recovering minerals from it to make new products critical for national defense.
The waste flushed down toilets could be a valuable source of resources and profits — and easier on the environment, according to a WVU engineer’s research.
Two professors in the Statler College were selected as recipients of the Distinguished Mountaineer Award from the office of Governor Jim Justice.Read More : Statler College professors receive Distinguished Mountaineer Awards
Pedro Mago, Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Statler College at WVU, and the Statler College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, announced the recipients of the College’s Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award. The awards were distributed to the recipients in conjunction with WVU’s annual Diversity Week celebration.Read More : Statler College announces 2022 Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award recipients
The Statler College is proud to congratulate Jose J. Colon-Rodriguez, a mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate student and graduate research assistant from Puerto Rico, for receiving the Most Promising Scientist or Engineer Award from the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC).Read More : MAE graduate research assistant receives 2022 HENAAC award
Visitors to the college inspire students to make a difference.
West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito delivered the Poundstone Lecture in a private event on Monday, October 3, as part of WVU’s Department of Mining Engineering’s William N. Poundstone Lecture Series at the Erickson Alumni Center.Read More : Senator Shelley Moore Capito delivers Poundstone Lecture
Emily Calandrelli, WVU and mechanical and aerospace engineering alumna, returned to her alma mater for an intimate evening discussion on the roles engineers and computer scientists play in society, as well as on opportunities for students to further their education and prepare for future careers.Read More : Alumna Emily Calandrelli inspires WVU students during Fireside Chat
On October 27, members from Statler College gathered to celebrate the exchange of personal experiences, values, and beliefs at All Voices as ONE: Together We Can Innovate and Shape the Future, the first student led diversity conference hosted by the College.Read More : Statler College student-led conference promotes sense of belonging for all
To bolster partnerships with regional leaders in academia and industry, the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at WVU hosted its first Industry Day on October 21.Read More : Statler College strengthens relationships with key stakeholders across the state during first Industry Day
Statler College professor awarded Academic Pioneer Award from the American Composites Manufacturers Association Hota GangaRao is only the second recipient of the Academic Pioneer Award, which recognizes individuals in academia with original, visionary and innovative ideas that have been scientifically investigated, tested and demonstrated to advance composites technology.Read More : Statler College professor awarded Academic Pioneer Award from the American Composites Manufacturers Association
A WVU student veteran is partly crediting the supportive environment the University provides to students like him with his military success on the national level, success that now includes a competitive fellowship.Read More : WVU connections and support segue into prestigious fellowship for student veteran
Brook Woldegabriel, a graduate research assistant for the Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been selected for the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program.Read More : Statler College student selected for Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program
Two engineering students have been selected for the 2023 West Virginia Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellows Program, which is part of WVU’s Bridge Initiative for Science and Technology Policy, Leadership, and Communications.Read More : Statler College students selected for West Virginia Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellows Program
Nix elected as AIAA Associate Fellow AIAA is the world’s largest aerospace technical society, with nearly 30,000 individual members from 85 countries. Less than 3,000 members have achieved AIAA Associate Fellow status.Read More : Nix elected as AIAA Associate Fellow
For the first time in the history of the Materials Science and Technology University Ceramic Mug Contest, students from the Statler College rose to exciting heights with successful ceramic mug drops and earned top placement in the competition.Read More : WVU finishes in top three for Materials Science and Technology Contest
Megan Garvey and Robert Gianniny, industrial engineering students in the Statler College, and Jeremy Ferguson and Sean King, global supply chain management students in the Chambers College of Business and Economics, landed first place in the 8th Annual Supply Chain Management Race to the Case competition at the University of Pittsburgh, taking home the $3,000 top prize.Read More : Interdisciplinary WVU students win the Race to the Case Competition
Two Mine Rescue teams from WVU took home top honors in the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration – 2022 Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Competition. The event was held on October 29, in Julian.Read More : WVU Teams win first and second place in SME Mine Rescue Competition
As Director and Academic Adviser for the Statler College Advising Center, Michelle Poland has demonstrated passion and dedication to helping students throughout their academic journeys. Her commitment as an adviser recently earned Poland a Region 3 Advising Administrator Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advising Association.Read More : Poland receives Excellence in Advising Award from the National Academic Advising Association
WVU and partner institutions were recently announced as a grant-winning team in the 2021 U.S.-Brazil Innovation Fund Grant Competition, sponsored by the 100,000 Strong in Americas Innovation Fund.Read More : WVU awarded grant from the 100K Strong Americas Innovation Fund to partner with Brazilian higher education institutions
Statler College was selected by the U.S. Department of Labor to receive a grant as part of an initiative to fund mine safety awareness, education and training in key mining industry states.Read More : Statler College awarded grant for mine rescue training
WVU faculty and staff carry out research in a wide range of fields that are important in today’s world. Looking beyond presentations at professional conferences and publications in scholarly journals, WVU’s Bridge Initiative for Science and Technology Policy, Leadership and Communications works with researchers to bring their work to broader audiences of decision-makers and other stakeholders.Read More : New cohort of Faculty Fellows selected for Bridge Initiative
Thank you to those who have generously supported our faculty, staff and students.
Students at WVU’s Statler College and Eberly College of Arts and Sciences are gaining hands-on experience using industry-leading software in their coursework, research and more thanks to in-kind gifts from SLB.
WVU students pursuing degrees in political science, law and petroleum and natural gas engineering will benefit from a dedicated alumna’s planned gift estimated at more than $1 million.
A WVU alumnus aims to boost the number of women working in STEM fields via a $50,000 scholarship gift to his alma mater.