West Virginia University was the only school in the nation to send two teams to NASA’s Mars Ice Challenge, a three-day event that challenged teams to extract water from simulated Martian subsurface ice. In the end, one team—Mountaineer Ice Drilling Automated System or MIDAS—had the golden touch.
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A West Virginia University engineering student was awarded the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship from the Department of Defense. SMART Scholarships are offered to undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students who have demonstrated special aptitude for excelling in STEM fields.
With one year left to go in the four-year EcoCAR 3 competition, the team from West Virginia University finds itself in some pretty good company. After a two-week stint that featured stops in Michigan and Washington, D.C., the team from WVU placed fourth overall, joining Ohio State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Georgia Tech at the top.
David Graham, associate professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, and Lizzie Santiago, teaching associate professor of Fundamentals of Engineering, were two of six people selected for the 2017 Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching, which honors exceptional professors who go above and beyond to inspire their students.
Gene Cilento , Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University, announced the winners of the College's outstanding teacher, adviser and researcher awards for 2016-2017. The awards were handed out at the College's annual Honors Ceremony, which took place on April 7.
CyberWVU, a student organization at West Virginia University dedicated to growing the knowledge base in cyber security, will host the first free and opened sourced software festival on April 7-8. The event will be held at the Advanced Engineering Research Building on the Evansdale Campus.
Students and faculty at West Virginia University aren’t waiting for internet giants like Google and Facebook to provide solutions to fake news.
Mark Finley, general manager, Global Energy Markets and U.S. Economics at BP, will present the “2017 Edition of the BP Energy Outlook,” on Monday, March 27, at 1 p.m. The lecture, part of the Glen H. Hiner Distinguished Lecture Series in the Benjamin M. Statler College, will be held in room G102 of the Engineering Sciences Building.
MorphoTrak, a key provider of biometric services to law enforcement and other agencies, will donate access to MorphoCloud, a cloud-based collection of services, to West Virginia University to support the university’s highly-regarded research and education programs in biometrics and forensics.
Engineering is a time-consuming discipline that involves lab work and involvement in student projects. Despite the time commitment, student organizations housed in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University have already logged more than 4,200 service hours for the 2016-2017 school year.