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MARCH 2024
(clockwise from top left) Margaret Bennewitz, Katy Goodrich, Oishi Sanyal and Kevin Orner
From studying topics as varied as space science to sustainability, four West Virginia University researchers have been named Faculty Early Career Development award winners by the National Science Foundation.
Research News
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WVU experts see cell outage as ‘stark reminder’ of critical infrastructure vulnerabilities

Following a telecommunications outage that disrupted cell service nationwide, two West Virginia University experts are renewing calls for cooperative efforts to improve overall U.S. cyber resiliency.
College News
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Top-ranked online graduate program in the Statler College integrating new technologies for student success

The WVU Master of Science in Software Engineering online graduate program courses address new technologies, improving software engineering’s ability to architect and design secured advanced complex software systems.
Onur Avci

Avci recognized by American Institute of Steel Construction for teaching and research in the domain of structural steel

Onur Avci, civil and environmental engineering assistant professor at the Statler College, has been recognized as this year’s Terry Peshia Early Career Faculty Award recipient from the American Institute of Steel Construction. The Terry Peshia award honors full-time, tenured faculty in civil or architectural engineering who have made significant contributions in steel research and teaching.
WVU Day of Giving. We have raised over $5.4 millon from 259 dedicated supporters like you. Thank you.

WVU sets new records for dollars raised and gifts received

Supporters of WVU donated a record $30.2 million Wednesday (March 20) during the University’s seventh Day of Giving. Out of the 8,500 gifts, 259 were made to the Statler College, topping the amount raised leaderboard with more than $5.4 million received during the 24-hour online fundraising event held across the University system.
Student Achievements
Members of the WVU Mine Rescue Team strategize an underground mine search and rescue during the 2024 Intercollegiate Mine Emergency Response Competition

WVU team wins second consecutive international mine rescue competition

For the second year in a row, the WVU Mine Rescue Team from the Statler College is the champion of the 2024 Intercollegiate Mine Emergency Response Competition.
Mining engineering students Dawson Apple, Connor Baker, Megan Sibley and Brian Welsh.

WVU mining engineering students win senior design competition for the thirteenth time

Teams of WVU mining engineering students received first and second placement in the Senior Student Design Award contest for their mine design plans.
Alumni News
Krystal Capers and Keith Harvey

Alumni Who Inspire! features Capers and Harvey

The Alumni Who Inspire! program recognizes Statler College alumni who demonstrate Mountaineer values, and their achievements to inspire future generations of engineers. Learn more about the academic and professional journey of Krystal Capers, project manager at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Keith Harvey president and chief executive officer at Kaiser Aluminum.
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Dean's Message

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am excited to share with you this issue of EngineeringWV Wired, which showcases the remarkable work accomplished by our faculty and students. I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to assistant professors Margaret Bennewitz and Wayne and Kathy Richards Faculty Fellow Oishi Sanyal in chemical and biomedical engineering, as well as Maurice and JoAnn Wadsworth Faculty Fellow Kevin Orner in civil and environmental engineering, for receiving the esteemed National Science Foundation CAREER award. Their achievements are a point of pride for all of us. In addition, I am delighted to announce that the WVU Mine Rescue team won the Intercollegiate Mine Emergency Response Competition for the second year in a row. Congratulations to the team and their advisors for their outstanding accomplishment!

During this year's Day of Giving, we were overwhelmed by the philanthropic spirit of our community. We successfully raised $5.4 million, which will go towards supporting the students and faculty of our college. We are incredibly grateful for these contributions and recognize that the innovative work happening in our college would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters.

As always, I continue to be impressed by the unwavering commitment and dedication of our students, faculty, and staff to the mission of our college. Their hard work and dedication are truly inspiring and serve as the driving force to move our college forward.

Thank you for your ongoing dedication to excellence, and I wish you all a productive and fulfilling month ahead.

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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