At the 2015 Sample Return Robot Challenge, the team of engineering students from West Virginia University and their robot, Cataglyphis, came incredibly close to snagging the $1.5 million prize offered as part of NASA’s Centennial Challenge’s.Read Full Article
The West Virginia University EcoCAR 3 team recently returned from a two week-stint on the west coast, where they showcased their newly integrated hybrid Camaro to industry professionals.Read Full Article
Four students at West Virginia University have been awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation that will allow them to continue their studies at the graduate level.Read Full Article
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.Read Full Article
About Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The department offers programs in mechanical and aerospace engineering for students to earn bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees. At the undergraduate level, students also have the option to dual major in both programs.
WVU has recently been designated as an R1 research institution, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's top rank for intensive research activity. This mirrors both the department's and the entire university's efforts to engage students beyond the classroom in real world settings. As such, students have the option to perform research in interactive settings under the direction of our exceptional faculty. MAE focuses research primarily in the areas of aerodynamics and fluid mechanics; alternative fuels, engines, and emissions; bioengineering; control, design, and manufacturing; materials science; solid mechanics, materials, and structures; space flight and systems; and thermal sciences.View Available Scholarships
Graduates find employment in a wide range of industries, government agencies, and educational institutions where they are concerned with many functions.
The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is to contribute to the economic development and the well-being of society through innovative technological advancements and state-of-the-art education of highly proficient engineers who are well prepared for successful professional practice and civic outreach in a global business environment.