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West Virginia University - 2016

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Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • Women in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (WCSEE)

Other Student Support Programs

WVU provides robust academic support and career exploration opportunities throughout the first year experience. At New Student Orientation, which incoming freshmen attend before enrolling in their first semester at WVU, students take a “Quantitative Reasoning Assessment” to determine their appropriate initial math and chemistry course placement. Upon completion of specific core courses (calculus, chemistry, english, and engineering), students may enter the engineering discipline major of their choice. Every student has an academic advisor. Throughout the freshman year, students find academic support through the “one-stop shop” Engineering Learning Center (ELC). The ELC is the “hub” of all freshman engineering activities and provides (1) tutoring in math, chemistry, physics, and engineering course work, (2) drop-in advising, and (3) mentoring support. Additional tutoring is available to students through a variety of WVU Learning Centers, some which are subject-focused (like math and chemistry) and some which are location-based in residence halls. Students are required to study in the ELC or one of these environments each week. In addition to providing tutoring, the ELC hosts weekly subject review sessions for math, chemistry, and MATLAB, as well as a variety of co-curricular experiences, such as presentations by engineering-related guests, student success seminars, and engineering site visits. These “Out of Class Experiences” are designed to engage students in activities and experiences that promote their academic, social, and professional development. Students are introduced to and encouraged to join student chapters of engineering organizations through an annual “EngineerFEST” organization fair. They also attend department seminars and College-sponsored lectures as well as occasional engineering site visits which introduce them to the various fields of engineering. Students who wish to combine real-world experience with their classroom education can do so by participating in internships and the College Cooperative Education Program. The College offers international exchange programs with universities in England, Denmark, Morocco, Mexico, Turkey, India, Italy and others