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West Virginia University researchers receive NSF funding to support student diversity in engineering and computer science
West Virginia University researchers have been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve classroom experiences for engineering and computer science students.
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.
The demand for qualified professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is high, but the supply of STEM workers to fill these positions is at risk, especially if underrepresented groups are not engaged in these fields. According to the National Action Council for Minorities in Education, underrepresented groups earned only 12.5 percent of all STEM degrees in 2011.
West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has received renewed accreditation for its undergraduate and graduate programs from ABET, the global accreditor of engineering programs.
For the third straight year, West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has been ranked in the top 25 of all engineering school in the country for offering the best value for the money for undergraduate degree programs in engineering according to rankings released today (September 8, 2016) by College Factual, an online guide to the college selection process.
Jack Bennett, a senior mechanical engineering student at West Virginia University, was one of only three scholarship college students from the United States selected to attend the China University of Mining and Technology 2016 Summer School.
Ready to take on the world, West Virginia University’s latest class of Foundation Scholars were announced Tuesday (May 17), representing top high school seniors from across the state. All five will be pursuing science-based careers, using their talents to make contributions in this world and beyond.