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For a NOVA production of “Why Sharks Attack,” Rachael Kelly, Adam Geiger and John Hawkes visited the WKU labs of biology faculty member Dr. Steve Huskey and engineering faculty member Dr. Chris Byrne last July and filmed them testing the bite force of shark teeth on a surfboard, among other things. Click on photo for full article. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

WKU Steel Bridge civil engineering team qualifies to compete in the National Student Steel Bridge Competition in May. L to R: Matt Groves, Nicholas Miller, Chris Sivley, John Jacoby, Jacob Martin, Carson Joyce, Noufissa Chbihi and Dr. Shane Palmquist, team advisor.

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" (center) visits WKU!

WKU Engineering delivers ABET-accredited programs in civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering.

We also offer a minor in electrical engineering, a certificate and minor in land surveying, and the only floodplain management minor in the United States.

Department of Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Data




2014 WKU Steel Bridge team finishes 34th overall in nation

Steel Bridge Nationals Competition 2014


Congratulations to the 2014 Ogden College of Science and Engineering Awardees in Engineering


'Why Sharks Attack' includes expertise of WKU professors


WKU in the News: National Corvette Museum sinkhole

The Engineering Department's remote-controlled quadrotor was used to provide video from inside the sinkhole that swallowed eight Corvettes. (Please see video below.)


Click Here for the Daily News article on the Corvette Museum, which includes photos.

Click Here for the Engineering News-Record article on the Corvette Museum.


Project-Based Learning




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