January 2023 Statler Circuit: Department Digest and Awards
Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
A team comprised of more than 40 engineering students from West Virginia University finished in 31st place in The National Cyber League’s Cyber Power Rankings for the fall 2022 season. The NCL rankings represent the ability of students to perform real-world cybersecurity tasks on the Cyber Skyline platform. For the competition, students had to identify hackers from forensic data, audit vulnerable websites and recover from ransomware attacks. Schools were ranked based on their top team performance, their top student's individual performance, and the aggregate individual performance of their students. Each year more than 10,000 students from more than 500 colleges and universities and 100 high schools from across the United States participate in NCL competitions. In honor of their accomplishment, each student on the WVU team received a signed certificate of recognition from West Virginia Governor Jim Justice.
Mining and Industrial Extension
U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced grants awarded to West Virginia University through the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a public-private partnership under the U.S. Department of Commerce, to increase resources for students and businesses in West Virginia. This grant funds a team of top-tier manufacturing industry experts to educate future workers on best practices for efficiency, safety, and stability in order to boost the manufacturing industry in the Mountain State. As of last month, the program had over 200 workers in training while working on 50 active projects and 26 proposals pending approval.
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