Nearly 400 pumpkins will be raining from the sky during West Virginia University’s annual Pumpkin Drop on Friday, October 28. The event will begin at 9 a.m., on the bridge adjacent to the Engineering Sciences Building on the Evansdale Campus.Read Full Article
West Virginia University’s Department of Mining and Industrial Extension has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration that will allow it to enhance its training for fire brigade and mine rescue teams.Read Full Article
In 2015, the United States generated about four trillion kilowatt hours of electricity, with 33 percent coming from the use of coal. While coal mining as an industry is important not only in the U.S. but abroad, it remains a challenging one, with roof falls accounting for more than 450 injuries over the past three years.Read Full Article
On most days, the air seems to vibrate at a higher frequency at West Virginia University's Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions. This week is particularly busy. One year after the biggest scandal in automotive history, industry stakeholders are gathering in Morgantown to discuss the future of emissions technology.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. 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
Both the mechanical and aerospace engineering disciplines have and are anticipated to retain strong job markets. Employer interest in employing students, however, depends strongly on coursework (as it relates to their sector), student performance and student engagement/participation in various extracurricular activities. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to work in a range of venues, including private or public (government) positions in industry, or in academia as graduate research or teaching assistants. We encourage students to be actively engaged outside of the classroom. WVU and the Statler College offer a number of student organizations, community service projects, research opportunities from which to choose. Participation in such activities makes students significantly more competitive in the job market.
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.