For more than 125 years, the WVU Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has been offering students seemingly endless opportunities for exploration and research.
Our students from the Statler College continue to make headlines every semester. In the past year, former rifle standout and biomedical engineering alumna Ginny Thrasher continued to break barriers and advanced in consideration for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. For the second time in three years, the robotics drilling team took a first place finish in NASA’s Moon to Mars Ice and Prospecting Challenge and Kaitlyn Greg and Hanna Byxbee made history by becoming the first women from West Virginia University to participate in a cultural exchange program in WVU’s long-standing partnership with the China University of Mining Technology.
Why we need your support
Our vision is to provide our students with educational programs that are diverse, inclusive and pioneering while preparing them for the opportunities and demands of a global economy. Private charitable gifts from alumni and friends bestow critical resources that help us achieve this vision. And at a time of significant cuts in institutional support from the State of West Virginia, the need for unrestricted charitable gifts has increased.
How you can help
Today, we encourage you to support the Mountaineer spirit and make a gift to one of the Statler College’s priority funds.
Unrestricted gifts provide essential flexibility for the Statler College to meet the economic challenges of decreased State funding and assure future stability of the college.
A continued emphasis on financial aid and merit scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students will help to both ensure affordability and enhance competitiveness for recruiting and graduating our students.
There are nearly 50 student organizations in the Statler College involved in everything from K-12 outreach to making radio contact with the International Space Station. Your gift to our Student Project Fund will allow us to provide more students with hands-on learning experiences that are important to their professional development and future career success.
Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Legacy
The industrial engineering program at WVU has a proud legacy of success. Our graduates are equipped with real-world engineering experience and leave with an appreciation of the soft skills that employers are looking for today. The Legacy Fund will ultimately identify and recruit multiple Professors of Practice (PoP) with real-world experiences to mentor students as professionals-in-training.
Statler Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives
Your gift will provide support to women and underrepresented groups who are leaders in the Engineer field. Your contribution will help ensure that the Statler College is an equitable and inclusive environment that empowers people to reach their full potential.
The funds listed are in need of your support, but with the ever-increasing need for private philanthropic giving, a gift to any department or program with the Statler College will not go unappreciated.
Please know your contribution – of any amount – matters and helps to ensure the College’s continued strength and leadership in engineering education.