WVU Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

WVU Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources - Wired January 2021 - statler.wvu.edu

Burns hotter, costs cheaper: WVU engineer selected for prestigious ARPA-E program - Shanshan Hu, a postdoctoral scholar, performs a high temperature corrosion measurement of alloys.

A new engineering research project led by Xingbo Liu, interim associate dean for research and Statler Endowed Chair professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has the potential to make a demonstrable impact on the efficiency of electricity generation in the United States, decreasing carbon emissions and lowering costs for consumers.

Cerasela Dinu

Dinu named coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic initiatives in the Statler College

Cerasela Zoica Dinu, biomedical engineering associate chair and professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, has been named the coordinator of diversity, equity and inclusion strategic initiatives, effective Feb. 1, 2021.
Illustration of Kathering Johnson and a rocket with a video play button

Statler College and WVU honors Katherine Johnson with panel discussion

The Statler College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee in partnership with the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, hosted a Zoom panel discussion honoring NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson and the legacy of strong women she inspired. Panelists included Meshea L. Poore, Esq., vice president for DEI at WVU, and Kerri Knotts, Statler College alumnae and former NASA engineer. The recorded session is available for viewing at the link above.
John Hu

Inside the Scholars Studio

On March 2, 2021 from 5-6:30 p.m., the Benedum Distinguished Scholars Showcase will recognize the high caliber of research and scholarly activity of WVU's Benedum Distinguished Scholars including Statler Chair in Engineering for Natural Gas Utilization, John Hu. This year’s virtual celebration is modeled on the Emmy-award winning series “Inside the Actors Studio” by James Lipton and will feature 3MT-style video presentations of each of the 2019-2020 Scholars, followed by a live panel discussion and moderated Q&A session. Visit the showcase website for more information.

The articles presented in this issue of EngineeringWV Wired are an example of the outstanding research done by the faculty in the Statler College and the College’s ongoing and emerging diversity and inclusion efforts and initiatives. We continue to work hard to increase the diversity of the student body, faculty, and staff by promoting and embodying diversity, equity, and inclusivity and by championing a supportive and welcoming environment for everybody in the College.

Let’s go!

Pedro Mago
Pedro J. Mago
Glen H. Hiner Dean, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
West Virginia University
pedro.mago@mail.wvu.edu | statler.wvu.edu
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