WVU Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

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For the second straight year, two faculty members from the Statler College have earned the prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. Jennifer Weidhaas, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has earned the award for her work in detecting biological contaminants in environmental samples. The award will allow V’yacheslav (Slava) Akkerman, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, to further his work on promotion and prevention of flame acceleration and transition to detonation.

Photo of Drillbotics team member Team from WVU selected for international drilling competition

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.

Photo of Brady Williams Robosax! Musician and engineer join forces at WVU

Brady Williams, a student in the Statler College, has been working with Michael Ibrahim, associate professor of saxophone in the College of Creative Arts, on an electronic saxophone.

Photo of Preston Wu Shyon Chen Investment company endows gift in honor of late WVU faculty mentor

When WVU 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. In honor of that association, an investment company associated with Chen – Hung I Investments Co. Ltd. – has created the Professor Chin-Yung Wen Chemical Engineering Opportunity Fund.

Photo of Kerri Knotts From orbit to the boardroom: alumna finds opportunities through engineering

Before enrolling at WVU 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.

Photo of Illinois River dam Materials developed at WVU’s Constructed Facilities Center being tested in dam applications in Illinois

The 273-mile-long Illinois River is a primary tributary of the Mississippi River and part of an important waterway connecting the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River. Barges transporting goods ranging from grain to oil traverse the waterway thanks in large part to several locks and dams managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In August, GFRP wicket gates were installed on one of those navigational structures – the Peoria Lock & Dam on the Illinois River at Creve Coeur, Illinois.

Photo of men at Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day Governor's Awards in energy efficiency presented at Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day

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.


Bourlai edits book on facial recognition

Registration now open for WVU Engineering Challenge Camp Series

Watts Museum’s Traveling Exhibits Program takes history on the road

IMSE students place second in international competition

Morgantown History Museum exhibition features WVU engineering program


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