West Virginia University alumnus Tyler Hartman was selected for a year-long journey across the world through Remote Year, a program designed for digital nomads to travel the world while maintaining their jobs by working remotely.Read Full Article
West Virginia University has a long history of undergraduate students winning the Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s most prestigious award in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.Read Full Article
That history continues in 2017.
Gene Cilento , Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University, 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.Read Full Article
Two West Virginia University alumni and one faculty member will be formally inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honorary. The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources TBP chapter is hosting the organization’s 39th annual district four conference, which runs from Friday, April 7-Sunday, April 9.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 Pumpkin Drop Information
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.