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WVU Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources - Wired June 2021 -

WVU finishes third in EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year three competition - EcoCAR team members working with a monitor and equipment inside their Chevy Blazer

The culmination of three years of dedication, research excellence and the work of nearly 90 students across multiple disciplines has propelled WVU EcoCAR team to a successful finish in year three of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge.

(Pictured left to right) WVDEP Regional Engineer Nathan Parks, Assistant Professor Leslie Hopkinson, Director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute Paul Ziemkiewicz, and WVU graduate student Jeff Stevens at the Royal Scot mine site in Greenbrier County.

Moving Mountains: WVU engineers lead project to reclaim mine refuse site in West Virginia

A 10-year research project to restore a 40-acre abandoned mine refuse site nestled atop the mountains of Greenbrier County is in its final stages of development thanks to the work of civil engineers at WVU, local and state government organizations and industry partners.
Chime telescope

CHIME telescope collaborative efforts from WVU lead to the detection of more than 500 fast radio bursts

The large stationary radio telescope CHIME, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, has detected 535 fast radio bursts between 2018 and 2019, during its first year of operation. WVU engineer Kevin Bandura explained FRBs are a key to understanding the universe a little bit more.
Jason England, senior laboratory instrument specialist for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions, prepares to lift the engine with an overhead crane to attach a generator.

Caterpillar engine donation supports WVU Statler College research to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

A powerful industrial natural gas engine donated to WVU from Caterpillar Inc. will bolster research by engineers at the Statler College aimed at developing new technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves fuel consumption at natural gas production sites.
Josh Dietz, WVU graduate student who uses Halliburton’s ARIES petroleum economics in his coursework and GOHFER fracture modeling software in his research.

Halliburton software grant aids students at the Statler College

Students in the Statler College will gain practical experience using industry-leading energy exploration and production software thanks to a multimillion-dollar grant by Halliburton Landmark, a Halliburton Company business line.

Dear Statler College community,

I hope your summer is off to a great start. We are proud of the great success of our EcoCAR team and the students, faculty, and staff that participated and supported the team during the Mobility Challenge year three competition. This issue of EngineeringWV Wired shows examples of the outstanding work of some of our faculty and students, the strong support of our industrial partners, and the new leadership in the Statler College.

Let's go!

Pedro Mago
Pedro J. Mago
Glen H. Hiner Dean, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
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