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Earl Scime - Message from Interim Dean Earl Scime

As my time as serving as the dean of the Statler College is coming to an end, I am pleased by all that we have accomplished together over the last year. Our alumni have stepped up with many new scholarships for our students, a newly named Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and new endowed professorships that will be filled in the coming months and years. Our students have continued to excel in and out of the classroom and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to see firsthand the results of the outstanding education our students receive in the Statler College. Our faculty, postdocs, and graduate students have worked tirelessly to build up our research programs and I am pleased to report that research funding in the Statler College is up 34% over this time last year. All this plus an incredible response by our students, faculty and staff to the coronavirus pandemic. I know that the last several months have been especially difficult, but you have shown your true Mountaineer spirit and have taken each new change in stride. I am proud to have worked with each of you over the past year.

I challenge each of you to carry on the tradition of making lasting, positive change for the people of West Virginia. I have been grateful for your unflagging support of this College, and the next dean, Pedro Mago, will be lucky to join this exceptional community.


Earl Scime, Interim Dean

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A lot of about 300 swabs are ready to come out of a 3D printer used to produce the swabs at the Innovation Hub at WVU. Following removal, the swabs undergo a two-step process to rinse and cure them individually before they are packaged.

WVU, through partnerships, producing thousands of swabs for COVID-19 testing

With significantly increased testing a key component in the battle against COVID-19, the Innovation Hub at WVU is working with WVU Medicine to churn out up to 10,000 swabs weekly to meet demands for tests.
Rakesh Gupta

WVU researchers tap into wood for protection against COVID-19

As healthcare facilities grapple with personal protective equipment shortages, WVU researchers are going against the grain to help with an earthy, unorthodox resource: wood.
Thorsten Wuest

Gearing up for changes in smart manufacturing: WVU engineer receives DOE grant

A WVU researcher is moving the field of smart manufacturing forward with the help of a grant awarded by the United States Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), aimed at improving the energy efficiency of manufacturing companies across the United States.
The Greenbank Observatory located in Greenbank, West Virginia, is an integral data collection tool for Schmid and Bourlai.

WVU engineers to develop AI based framework to gather data about the history of the universe

Two engineers at WVU are using artificial intelligence in their pursuit to help answer some of the most daunting questions about the history of the universe. How was it created? How did it develop over time? According to Natalia Schmid and Thirimachos Bourlai, professors in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in the Statler College, answering these questions are critical in predicting the future of the universe.
Recipients of the inaugural Incoming Statler Engagement and Leadership (ISEAL) Scholarship. (Top row, from left to right) Lenore Dougherty, Heather Hainer, Sophie Lindamer, Ashton Crawford, Elizabeth Lilly, Jacquelyne Campos, Anna Shuff, Tyler Brown and Kayna Anderson. (Second row, from left to right) Riley McAllister, Jessica Heffern, Robert Paquette, Sam Zeni, Arthur Auchenbach, Baker Weekly, Rohit Chivukula, Ethan Wimer and Maleigha Hughes. (Bottom row, from left to right) Christian Kantz, Nicholas Spokes, Michael Boroski, Tia DeGiovanni, Connor Davis, Anthony Hudson, Wyatt Beane and Ian Jackson

Incoming Statler College freshmen awarded scholarships for outstanding engagement and leadership

The Statler College has selected 26 incoming students to receive the inaugural Incoming Statler Engagement and Leadership (ISEAL) Scholarship.
WVU students at graduation - Flying WV logo - We are stronger together
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