Three West Virginia University engineering students have received prestigious University Fellowships.Read Full Article
Gene Cilento, Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Benjamin M. 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 2015-2016. The awards were handed out at the College's annual Honors Ceremony, which took place today (April 8).Read Full Article
A team from West Virginia University captured first place in the steel bridge competition at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Virginias Conference, held at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., March 31–April 2.Read Full Article
Materials developed at WVU’s Constructed Facilities Center being tested in dam applications in IllinoisThe 273-mile-long Illinois River is a primary tributary of the Mississippi River and part of an important waterway connecting the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River. Barges transporting goods ranging from grain to oil traverse the waterway thanks in large part to several locks and dams managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). In August, GFRP wicket gates were installed on one of those navigational structures – the Peoria Lock & Dam on the Illinois River at Creve Coeur, Ill.Read Full Article
About Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and environmental engineers oversee the design and construction of facilities for society's use. Working with problems that directly affect the health and economic vitality of people and communities, civil and environmental engineers contribute their expertise to such problems as waste disposal; environmental pollution; transportation systems design; water resource development; and the design, construction, and rehabilitation of constructed facilities.
The Department provides educational programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Faculty conduct novel and high-impact research in a number of areas, with several taking the discipline to new levels by incorporating biology and microbiology into their research. Students are incorporating up-and-coming sciences as well as other types of engineering courses into their plans of study.
A civil and environmental engineering degree provides graduates with a wide variety of career options in industry, government, consulting, management, teaching, research, marketing, and sales.
The mission of the WVU BSCE program is to prepare our students for successful professional careers by providing high-quality education through the scholarship of teaching, research and service.