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Statler Video Contest Winners

As part of National Engineers Week, the Statler College Office of Marketing and Communications challenged students across West Virginia University to create videos that answer the age-old question: "What do engineers do?"

Nine interdisciplinary teams created the 90 second or less videos that showed everything engineers do – from delivering treats via the Mars rover to Brando, the Statler College’s therapy dog, to flying drones and running experiments.

Entries were judged based on quality, creativity and breadth of subjects shown. Because of the great quality and creativity of all entries, two first place prizes and one second place prize were awarded. Members of the first place teams will each receive a GoPro Hero+ HD action camera with members of the second place team each receiving $50 Best Buy gift cards.

First Place

Two Engineers and a Journalist

Andrew Sealy, journalism

Becky Cain, chemical engineering

Ruth Williams, aerospace engineering

Marinated Cheese Toppers

Kyle Gillis, industrial engineering

Garrett Yurisko, journalism

Anna Robinson, strategic communications

Second Place

Experimental Rocketry

Rachel Otto, mechanical engineering

Peyton Panger, mechanical and aerospace engineering

Jake Shockly, visual journalism

To watch the winning videos, visit:



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