Celebrating SURE Participant: Patrick Bayly

 See the write-up on 2017 SURE Participant and WVU Creative Arts Major, Patrick Bayly at: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/stories/2017/07/19/award-winning-wvu-artist-s-work-to-be-on-display-at-evansdale-library.

Speak with him about his research at the July 27 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium at 12:30-2:30 pm in the WVU Alumni Center and see his paintings displayed at the WVU Evansdale Library from August 8-30, 2017.

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Office of Science, U.S. DOE - Applications open for Science UG Lab Internships (SULI)

The Office of Science / US Department of Energy is pleased to announce paid research internship opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for the . The application system for the  Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is currently open, with all applications due by 05:00 PM Eastern Time on October 02, 2017.

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program places students from 2 and 4 year undergraduate institutions as paid interns in science and engineering research activities at DOE national laboratories and facilities, working with laboratory staff scientists and engineers on projects related to ongoing research programs. Appointments are for 16 weeks during the Spring term, are open to US Citizens and US Lawful Permanent Residents, include a weekly stipend, reimbursement for one round trip domestic travel to the participant’s host DOE laboratory, and possibilities for a housing allowance. More than 850 internships are sponsored annually.

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Undergraduate Faculty-Led Research

In collaboration with the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, the Office of Global Affairs is pleased to be able to offer funding to support research opportunities for undergraduate students.

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2017 Video Contest

Attention Students:

The Emerging Researchers Summer 2017 Video Contest is now open for submissions!

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West Virginia Represented in Washington, D.C. by WVU Student

Chemistry and Biology double major Sundus Lateef represented the state of West Virginia at the competitive Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017. Sundus presented her research on liver disease and sugary drinks to legislators and congressional aids. She met with state legislators and discussed the importance of supporting research in the state of West Virginia. Congratulations and thank you for representing WVU at the annual Posters on the Hill event! For more information see the wvutoday article.Sundus Lateef and Hellen Nditsi at the Capitol Building for 2017 Posters on the Hill

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WVU Students Receive Competitive Research Fellowships from NIST

Two West Virginia University undergraduates have been awarded National Science Foundation funded summer research fellowships with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST SURF) one of the leading research organizations in the world and home to four Nobel Prize winners. The NIST is a federal agency that develops technology, metrics and standards that are the basis for innovation and industrial competitiveness.

Sydney Brooks (Albuquerque, NM), a double major in the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry and the Department of Forensic and Investigative Science, and Tony Allen (Hurricane, WV), a major in the Department of Mathematics, are part of a select group of 130 students nationwide who will spend their summer conducting research in conjunction with NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland, near the nation’s capital.

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Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review (MURR) - Accepting Submissions

We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for this year’s edition. The deadline for a student to submit his or her work will be set for May 10. Potential papers we are interested in publishing include but are not limited to papers describing or summarizing student's research projects, technical review, senior/honors thesis papers, and other technical research papers. We are happy to publish work from all academic disciplines. If you are interested in submitting a paper, please follow the following steps: 

1. Go to https://ojs.lib.wvu.edu/murr/index.php/murr

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Thanks for a Successful Undergraduate Spring Symposium

The 1st Annual WVU Undergraduate Spring Symposium was a success! Thank you to all 100+ undergraduate presenters, their faculty mentors, and the many faculty members and administrators who came out to mingle with both future and current students. More than 100 undergraduate students from wide-ranging disciplines, from engineering to audiology and agriculture to creative arts, explained the results of their original research and/or creative projects to attendees. Our undergraduates enthusiastically represented WVU to prospective students and their parents who were attending the April 8 Decide WVU Day. It was evident that WVU prepares students to "make knowledge, not just consume it." (Ryan Claycomb, Associate Dean, Honors College)

The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Honors College in conjunction with Undergraduate Admissions and Eberly College's SpeakWrite organized this campus-wide, culminating spring poster event to celebrate undergraduate scholarly activity (research/creative endeavors) whilst encouraging prospective students to decide on attending WVU.
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The Intercollegiate Biochemistry Program, the Biochemistry Student Club, and the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates (ACS-SA) coordinated judging for biology/biochemistry/chemistry related projects. The results of this judging are given below:

Chemistry Division:
First Place - Dylan Leary (Faculty Mentor: Carsten Milsmann)
Second Place - Josef Heller (Faculty Mentor: Kung Wang)
Third Place - Anika Rowe (Faculty Mentor: Maura McLaughlin)

Biology - Animal Division:
First Place - Sundus Lateef (Faculty Mentors: Janet Tou & Vagner Benedito)
Second Place - Curtis Patton  (Faculty Mentor: Scott Bowdridge)
Third Place - Rachel Tallman  (Faculty Mentor: Paul Lockman)

Biology - Non-Animal Division:
First Place - Stephanie Arnold (Faculty Mentor: Daniel Panaccione)
Second Place - Lacey Smith (Faculty Mentor: Edward Brzostek)
Third Place - Loren King (Faculty Mentor: Craig Barrett)

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