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.
The College has grown in leaps and bounds since the turn of the century, with more than 4,000 students enrolled in our seven academic departments. This growth has led to the hiring of additional tenure-track faculty members, as well as construction of our new Advanced Engineering Research Building, which was completed in 2015.
Your gift — of any amount — matters and helps to ensure our continued strength and leadership in engineering education.
Why we need your support
Our vision is to provide 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 our 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 charitable gifts has increased.
How you can help
We encourage you to support the Mountaineer spirit by giving to one of the listed priority funds, but with the ever-increasing need for private philanthropic giving, a gift to any department or program in the Statler College is greatly appreciated.
- Greatest Needs
This fund provides essential flexibility for us to meet the economic challenges of decreased State funding and ensure 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.
- Student Projects
There are nearly 50 student organizations in the Statler College that are 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.