WVU Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

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WVU to participate in elite NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program
West Virginia University has been designated as part of the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program, a combined curricular and extra-curricular program with five components that are designed to prepare students to address the grand challenges facing society in this century.


Members of the research team include (from top, left) Paul Ziemkiewicz, Lance Lin, Harry Finlea and Aaron Noble.

WVU awarded grant to develop critical mineral reserves

With a national reputation as a leader in rare earth extraction research, WVU is poised to take another step in developing a domestic supply of rare earth minerals that are critical to national defense and U.S. economic security.

A team of four business and engineering students from WVU won the Race to the Case Supply Chain Management case study competition October 8 at the University of Pittsburgh, marking the third consecutive year WVU has won the competition. Pictured, from left, are Ashley Skertic, James Carnes, Amy Toscano and Ryan Jadra.

Team of business and engineering students wins third straight supply chain competition

WVU continues to put a winning team into the supply chain arena, as a four-member group comprised of business and engineering students won the Race to the Case Supply Chain Management Competition for the third consecutive year October 8. The case competition was held at the University of Pittsburgh and included a field of nine teams.

Praveen Majjigapu inspects a structural joint.

Majjigapu named finalist for Collegiate Inventors Competition

A doctoral student in civil engineering is a finalist in the Collegiate Inventors Competition, an annual competition that rewards innovations, discoveries and research by college and university students and their faculty advisors.

IMSE alum Nicco Campriani donates his Olympic medal-winning rifle to The Olympic Museum.

Campriani retires rifle for a career with the International Olympic Committee

Nicco Campriani, a 2011 industrial engineering graduate and three-time Olympic Gold medalist, has retired from competitive rifle shooting and will soon begin a new career with the International Olympic Committee.

Photo of John Sabo.

Mining extension instructor inducted into National Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame

Jonathan Sabo, a mine rescue and fire brigade instructor with WVU’s Mining Extension Service, has been inducted into the National Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame. Established by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the hall honors individuals who stand out as exceptional in the field of mine rescue.

Joshua Bintrim helps students at the WVU Nursery School build a skyscraper.

Engineering student builds curiosity at WVU Nursery School

A student from the Statler College has been introducing children to basic engineering principles through fun, hands-on activities while volunteering at the Nursery School at WVU.

Photo of Nianqiang Nick Wu.

Wu named Fellow of Electrochemical Society

Nianqiang “Nick” Wu, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. The distinction, granted to no more than 15 people annually, was established in 1989 to recognize advanced individual technological contributions in electrochemical and solid-state science and technology.

 Spring Valley High School students assisted with the Big Hearts Give Tiny Homes Initiative.

Project Lead The Way training builds foundation for students to reach national conference

Students from Spring Valley High School in Huntington and their instructor, James Coble, have been selected to present at the national Project Lead The Way Summit on October 22-25, in Orlando, Florida.


WVU engineering alumni put careers on hold for volunteer opportunity in Africa

Bourlai co-edits textbook on surveillance-related technologies

Guo co-authors book on mobile biometrics

Students win best poster awards at prestigious international biometrics conference


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