Benjamin M. Statler, a retired energy executive and renowned philanthropist, has been named to the West Virginia University Board of Governors by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.Read Full Article
Several mining engineering students and a professor from West Virginia University were recognized at the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America/Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration’s annual meeting.Read Full Article
Aaron Noble, assistant professor of mining engineering at West Virginia University, has been named a Henry Krumb Lecturer for 2016-17 by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. Noble was one of only 10 selected for the honor from the more than 750 professionals who presented technical papers at the SME Annual Conference and Expo.Read Full Article
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory recently awarded West Virginia University a project to survey acid mine drainage solids to identify the concentration and amount of rare earth elements available in AMD solids.Read Full Article
About Mining Engineering
Mining engineers deal with the science and technology of extracting and processing minerals from a naturally occurring environment. The program at WVU, which is one of only 15 mining engineering programs in the United States, dates back to 1868 when the first mine surveying course was offered.
The Department provides educational programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Degree options at the undergraduate level include mining engineering, and dual degree programs in mining engineering and civil and environmental engineering, mining engineering and civil engineering, and mining engineering and geology. At the graduate level, degrees are offered in mining engineering and mineral processing. View available scholarships.
The mining engineering curriculum at WVU is designed to give graduates a broad background in mining engineering practice and to prepare them to become professional engineers. Students are prepared for positions in operations, mine development, mine design, construction, sales, and management of mines. Program Assessment.
To produce graduates who are thoroughly prepared to meet the operational and engineering challenges of the mining industry, and to continue their studies in graduate programs.