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Callyn Zeigler

Meet the Grads, Callyn Zeigler: Raising the bar

Callyn Zeigler, a Charleston native, was drawn to West Virginia University because of its unique traditions and reputation for having a strong sense of community.  She grew up loving logic puzzles, problem solving and math, so she always assumed she would pursue a degree in science or math. However, engineering wasn’t on her radar until high school.  

STaR recipients Madelyn Ball, Oishi Sanyal and Yuhe Tian receiving a large check.

Statler College faculty awarded $3.9 million in funding to support the creation of research centers in West Virginia

The Science, Technology & Research division of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission awarded three research challenge grants worth approximately $1.3 million each to support research conducted by students and faculty at West Virginia High education institutions. All three research teams selected for the grants totaling more than $3.9 million will be led by faculty from the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University.

Amirah Mitchell

Amirah Mitchell: Intersecting AI with human emotion

In the summer of 2022, Amirah Mitchell started working on developing an artificial intelligence program that would understand human emotion, using deep learning approach. This was after she was given the opportunity to be a part of WVU’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. The biomedical engineering undergraduate researcher used the opportunity to start her project on how the technology could predict the emotional state of humans, whether happy, sad, angry, etc.