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Friday, May 31, 2013
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Marshall engineering seniors achieve perfect passing rate in Fundamentals of Engineering exam
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Seniors in Marshall University’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program, a total of 23, have all passed the Fundamentals of Engineering examination (FE) administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying in April.
“This is an impressive result,” said Dr. Wael Zatar, dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering. “I am proud to say that I personally have not heard of another school of Marshall’s size and situation reporting such an achievement. Congratulations to the B.S.E. Class of 2013 on their success.”
“Passing the FE is a huge accomplishment for anyone; it takes a ton of studying and preparing for weeks up to months and even a little meditation during the last few days before the exam,” said Kristen Bobuk, a senior who will graduate in December. She is a double major in engineering and music. “But to have 100 percent of the senior class pass the exam goes beyond that. It's a true testament to the hard work and dedication we've put in for the past four years, and shows that the teachers went above and beyond to make sure not only did we learn the material the first time around, but also that we retained it for years before taking this test. It's a true job well done!”
Those who have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam are known as Engineer Interns and are eligible to sit for the Professional Engineer exam in West Virginia after four years of work experience following graduation.