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In Motion is an electronic newsletter produced by the Statler College Mechanical and Aerospace Department for alumni and friends, and faculty and staff. 

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InMotion March 2022

  • Future trillion dollar ‘space economy’ threatened by debris, NSF CAREER Award recipient says
  • WVU researchers to improve the flow of renewable energy to power plants with $7.5 million in grants
  • WVU engineers address NASA problems through artificial intelligence
  • WVU engineers creating software for aerobots to explore Venus
  • Black History Month: Working at the forefront of innovation with Statler College alum Gbolahan "Bugzy" Idowu
  • Black History Month: Following childhood aspirations with mechanical and aerospace engineering student and Lane Innovation Hub team member Dre' Hodges
  • Kristyn Johnson received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Pressure Gain Combustion’s Best Paper Award

InMotion November 2021

  • WVU researcher’s insect-inspired robots could advance space exploration, agriculture and mining
  • WVU leading the fight against climate change through $6 million NSF carbon capture and utilization project
  • WVU scientist earns $2.5 million to help pump the brakes on diesel emissions
  • WVU engineer receives $1.25 million to fuel a cleaner future through hydrogen
  • WVU researchers develop new robot pollinator as a backup for declining insect populations
  • WVU researchers hope to build the bridge to a greener future with clean hydrogen
  • WVU engineer earns federal award for safety validation of AI-based avionic systems
  • A deep subject: WVU engineers tackle limitations of data transfer during space exploration
  • Former international ergonomics consultant to deliver Gochenour Lecture at WVU
  • WVU alumna Emily Calandrelli visits Morgantown campus to meet with women and non-binary students
  • Dinu leads interactive lecture with Statler College alumni on thriving in a diverse workplace environment
  • Four elected to WVU Foundation Board of Directors
  • WVU robotics team places 6th in final round of NASA Centennial Challenge
  • WVU finishes third in EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year Three competition
  • Message from the Chair