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APRIL 2024
WVU Professor Ed Sabolsky works with materials science doctoral candidate Saad Waseem to prepare a SOEC test.
Engineers at West Virginia University have received a wave of federal support in the amount totaling $15.8 million for research projects that will help slash the cost of clean hydrogen.
Research News
WVU industrial engineer Makenzie Dolly assembles a Lego telehandler kit.

WVU study shows treating work like a game drives results

A study by engineers at WVU demonstrated that people’s completion of monotonous assembly tasks improved when doing those tasks involved playing a game.
Students visiting a wastewater treatment facility

WVU to help fill need for water workforce in Appalachian communities

Economically distressed McDowell County is one target of a WVU program to connect high school and community college students and others new to the workforce with well-paid jobs in the water sector, which is in urgent need of workers.
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College News
2023-2024 awardees from left to right: Brian Powell, Xinyu Zhang, Ron Reaser, Emily Garner, David LaSota, Donald Adjeroh, Kevin Orner, Soumya Srivastava, Yuxin Wang, Savanna Leech, Marie Owen, Leslie Hopkinson, Qingqing Huang, Hamed Khosravi, Raphael O. Oladokun, Anna Billey and Ahmed Shoyeb Raihan.

Teaching, advising, research and staff awards announced at WVU’s Statler College

Pedro Mago, Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Statler College announced the winners of the College’s outstanding teaching, advising, faculty and graduate student researchers, staff and Dean’s fellowship awards for the 2023-2024 academic year on April 9, 2024. 
Female student having her photograph taken in the IDEMIA National Security Solutions Biometrics Lab

Statler College boosts biometrics education with support from IDEMIA National Security Solutions

Students at the Statler College will have access to cutting-edge biometrics resources thanks to a gift from IDEMIA National Security Solutions, a leading provider of biometric, identity and access solutions that has supported the security of U.S. government, intelligence and defense agencies for more than 60 years.
Exterior of Statler College

ROC advances research and education at WVU Statler College with state-of-the-art computer vision and biometrics donation

An in-kind gift to WVU from ROC, a world leader in computer vision for the U.S. military, law enforcement and fintech, is enhancing biometric systems engineering exploration at the Statler College to benefit future students. The gift allows students and faculty within the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering to access the company’s cutting-edge software development kit (SDK).
Student Achievements
Statler graduate researcher Raphael Oladokun accepted this year's Graduate Student of the Year award at the 50th Annual Convention for the National Society of Black Engineers' 27th Golden Torch Awards ceremony on March 23 in Atlanta.

Lab to limelight: Graduate researcher Raphael Oladokun snags prestigious national award

Chemical engineering graduate research assistant Raphael Oladokun has been recognized by the National Society of Black Engineers as this year’s Graduate Student of the Year. The ceremony was held on March 23 in Atlanta, Georgia as part of this year’s NSBE annual convention.
Headshots of the 2024 Bucklew Scholars

2024 WVU Bucklew Scholars vie for Foundation Scholarships

Some of the brightest high school seniors from across the Mountain State who have demonstrated an impressive commitment to academic excellence and community service while balancing extracurricular activities are eager to represent WVU as the new cohort of Bucklew Scholars.
Jacob Horner, Richard Ferenchak, Drew Reese, advisor Amy McBrayer, Samuel De Grandpre, Samantha Roark, and Christopher Afriyie.

WVU mining engineering students win second place in national student design competition

A team of mining engineering students earned second place in the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration/National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association Student Design Competition for their mine design and reinvestment plan.
Alumni News
WVU NSBE students standing in front of a backdrop holding a West Virginia University banner that says Let's Go

WVU chapter of National Society of Black Engineers celebrates 40 years

The National Society of Black Engineers chapter at WVU is observing its 40-year anniversary this month, an important milestone in the chapter’s history.
Dean's Message

Dear friends and colleagues,  

I hope you are enjoying the first signs of spring. This issue of EngineeringWV Wired showcases the impressive research conducted by our faculty and students at the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. I invite you to explore how our faculty members are leading the way in clean hydrogen production, having secured $15.8 million in funding from the Department of Energy. We are also pleased to have received generous support from industry leaders ROC and IDEMIA National Security Solutions, which will significantly enhance the biometrics and hands-on learning experiences available to our students.

I am also pleased to announce the winners of the College's Awards for the 2023-2024 academic year. We had a fantastic time celebrating the exceptional achievements of our faculty, students, and staff at this year's ceremony. Congratulations to all award recipients and honorees! I am incredibly proud of them for their dedication and hard work in advancing our college. We recently celebrated Research Week with several events, including the impressive display of undergraduate and graduate student poster presentations. One of the highlights was a distinguished lecture by Kerri Phillips, an alumna and chief scientist in Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, on emerging technology in defense spaces. It was an excellent talk that provided valuable insights to our students and faculty.

As Spring Commencement approaches, we invite you to celebrate with us as we bid farewell to the Class of 2024 and welcome a new generation of Statler College graduates.

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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