Students at West Virginia University have been very successful as of late at excelling in national robotics competitions. While those teams were made up of students from computer science, mechanical and electrical engineering, a new team made up mostly of petroleum and natural gas engineering students hopes to make their mark on the competition stage.
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For the second time in two years, two faculty members from West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources have earned the prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.
When West Virginia University alumnus Preston Wu Shyon Chen received his honorary doctorate this past spring, he credited his mentor, the late Chin-Yung Wen, with helping him find the drive to succeed. Wen, who like Chen hailed from Taiwan, served as chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at WVU from 1970-1981.
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering graduate students Alireeza Ebrahimvandi and Mahsa Kiani surpassed 26 teams from around the world to earn second place in the Society of Health Systems FlexSim Simulation Competition.
As part of National Engineers Week, the Statler College Office of Marketing and Communications challenged students across West Virginia University to create videos that answer the age-old question: "What do engineers do?"
With the help of a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council, West Virginia University’s Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum has launched a statewide traveling exhibits program. The program will enable the Watts Museum to circulate high-quality and informative exhibits and educational resources to various museums, libraries, historical societies and similar institutions across West Virginia.
Before enrolling at West Virginia University Kerri Knotts didn’t know what engineers did. Finding the answer to that question was the key to a successful career as a project manager, flight controller and now chief executive officer.
West Virginia University’s Thirimachos Bourlai, assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering, recently edited a textbook on the major operational problems and current solutions in the area of human identification through the use of biometrics.
Three Governor’s Award winners were announced recently at the “2016 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol” in Charleston. The awards were co-sponsored by the Governor’s Office and by the TransTech Energy/Industries of the Future-WV, programs at West Virginia University.
Two West Virginia University alumni have had the experience of a lifetime tracking statistics for the National Football League's Carolina Panthers, the number one ranked team in the National Football Conference.