West Virginia University senior David Beahr is the recipient of a $3,000 scholarship from the Specialty Equipment Market Association. The award is given to students interested in pursuing careers in automotive-related industries and recipients are invited to attend the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, in November.
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In its first-ever attempt, a team of five students from West Virginia University captured top honors in Drillbotics, an international drilling competition designed to test teams’ ability to create a miniature robotic drilling rig inside a laboratory environment.
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.
Sam Ameri, chair of the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at West Virginia University, has been named to two committee by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.
Opportunity comes to those who seek it. As West Virginia University engineering students flock back to campus, many will arrive from opportunities they found in the form of internships, work experiences and fellowships that took them all around the world. With new-found knowledge and once-in-a-lifetime stories to tell, these students made an impact on the companies they worked for, the communities they visited and their future careers over the past three months.
Mark Leidecker was looking for a way to forever tie his families' name to the oil and gas industry. On May 8, that dream became a reality with the dedication of the Leidecker Brothers Energy Laboratory in West Virginia University's Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.