College of Engineering and Computer Sciences News Archive

College of Engineering and Computer Sciences receives $990,550 from National Science Foundation
A team from the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences at Marshall University was awarded a $990,550 scholarship grant in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Aug. 7.
Dampier named interim dean of College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Dr. David A. Dampier, associate dean for research and a professor of computer science at Marshall University, has been named interim dean of the university’s College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. Dampier replaces Dr. Wael Zatar, who has stepped down and will return to a faculty position in the college. Dr. Jaime R. Taylor, provost
Yeager Scholar, Society of Black Scholars member interning for Northrop Grumman
Morgan Johnson is a rising sophomore, mechanical engineering student, and a member of both the Society of Yeager Scholars and the Society of Black Scholars. This summer she’s working for Northrop Grumman as an aeronautics systems engineer intern.
Online master’s degree programs in computer science, cybersecurity, information systems now available
The College of Engineering and Computer Sciences at Marshall University will add three online master’s degree programs in the fall of 2020.
Student receives SMART Scholarship
Jacqueline Brown, a Marshall University senior, has received a National Defense Education Program SMART (Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation) Scholarship. As part of the program, Brown will participate in a summer internship at a Department of Defense facility and receive civilian job placement after graduation with the Department of Defense, in addition to a stipend and scholarship.
Zatar appointed founding chair of prestigious national transportation committee
Dr. Wael Zatar, dean of Marshall University’s College of Engineering and Computer Sciences (CECS), has been appointed to become the founding chair of the National Standing Committee on Innovative Highway Structures and Appurtenances of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies. The committee has been formed to address all aspects of applications of fiber-reinforced polymer composites in transportation structures. They will focus on building information modeling and structures such as bridges, maintenance, buildings, pipes, sign and luminaire support poles, and guard rails.
Engineering student accepted into master’s program at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in Germany
Marshall University student Gregory Hart, who is studying mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, was recently accepted into the master’s degree program in design and development for mechanical and automotive engineering (DDM) program at the Esslingen University of Applied Science in Esslingen, Germany. The DDM program is taught in English and focuses on the design and development of complex engineering systems. It encourages students to work in interdisciplinary and international teams.
Faculty members receive grants from NASA West Virginia Space Consortium for drone research projects
Marshall University faculty members Dr. Cong Pu and Dr. Haroon Malik, who both teach computer science in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, have been awarded EPSCoR Seed Grants from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, who teaches electrical engineering, was awarded the Research Initiation Grant.
Computer science student honored at International Conference on Emerging Data and Industry
Marshall University graduate student Govind Yatnalkar, who is studying computer science in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, received the “Best Paper Award” of the International Conference on Emerging Data and Industry 4.0. The award was announced April 8.
Zatar named West Virginia Outstanding Civil Engineering Educator of the Year
Dr. Wael Zatar, J.H. Fletcher Professor and dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering at Marshall University, has been named the 2019 West Virginia Outstanding Civil Engineering Educator of the Year by the West Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.