WVU Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

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Lima Earns Prestigious NSF Career Award
Fernando Lima, assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, has earned a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his work to improve modular systems for energy applications. The award comes with $500,000 in funding over a five-year period.


Morgan King, third from left, led a team of EWB members on a trip to Prenter.

EWB students deliver hope to community members in Prenter

Nine members from WVU’s Chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to Boone County during spring break in an attempt to provide relief to residents of Prenter, who have been living without a maintained water source for more than 10 years.

Members of WVU's ASCE steel bridge-building team won the regional competition held in Virginia.

WVU wins civil engineering regional competition

For the second straight year, a team from WVU captured first place in the steel bridge competition at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Virginias Conference, held at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia, March 30–April 1.

 WVUER's rocket lifts off the pad during the 2016 IREC in Green River, Utah.

Experimental Rocketry team prepares to compete in international competition

WVU’s Experimental Rocketry team is gearing up to compete at Spaceport America Cup. The event is designed around IREC—the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition—for student rocketry teams from all over the country and around the world.

 Alumni Verl Purdy and Kerri Knotts and faculty member David Klinke will be inducted into Tau Beta Pi this weekend.

Alumni, faculty member inducted into national engineering honorary

Two WVU alumni and one faculty member were formally inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honorary. The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources TBP chapter hosted the organization’s 39th annual district four conference, April 7-April 9.

Research Associate Don McLaughlin lectures to computer science students during a class hosted at the WVU Media Innovation Center.

Students experiment with artificial intelligence to detect fake news

Students and faculty at WVU aren’t waiting for internet giants like Google and Facebook to provide solutions to fake news.

 David Martinelli, Dave Solley, Nick Wu and Fanny Ye received awards for teaching, advising and research

Teaching, advising and research awards announced

Gene Cilento, Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Statler College, 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.

 Michelle Poland

Poland honored with Evans Advising Award

Michelle Poland, academic success program coordinator in the Fundamentals of Engineering Program, was one of four outstanding student advisors to be honored with the 2017 Nicholas Evans Excellence in Advising Award.


Mining students place in regional mine rescue competition

Student organizations host second annual Makers Challenge

Ameri reappointed chair of petroleum and natural gas engineering


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