Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship - NASA WV Space Grant Consortium

Applications are now open for the 2018-19 NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium’s Undergraduate Student Fellowships. At the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, up to 10 students who desire a career in STEM can get $1,000 to pursue a faculty-advised research project. More details and a link to the application: http://www.wvspacegrant.org/programs/students/wvu-undergraduate-affiliate-fellowship/ 

Please note: students must be U.S. citizens, have a GPA 3.0 or better and must have a faculty member willing to serve as their research advisor. Female and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Abstracts Submissions Open - 2019 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

The 16th annual West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol will be held in the West Virginia Capitol Rotunda Tuesday, February 26, 2018 beginning at 8:30 am. The format for the 2019 Research Day will be a poster session featuring research and creative works conducted by undergraduate students under the guidance of faculty mentors from colleges and universities across the state.  The purpose of this event is to familiarize state legislators with some of the research and creative activities involving undergraduate students that occur on campuses across the state and the educational impact of those activities.  We encourage undergraduates to apply/submit abstracts (due by midnight Nov. 14) to present their work. The event will showcase posters in a wide range of subjects, including the sciences, arts, social sciences, and humanities. 

If selected, attendance is free. 

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Intro to UG Research Networking Events - Sept 2018

Intro to UG Research Networking Event: https://honorswvu.wufoo.com/forms/q14pandw1dfw4la/ (free snacks will be provided)

Both events are open to all undergraduates from all majors. Undergraduates will learn about undergraduate scholarly activities and how to get involved from their undergraduate peers. Representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Research, ASPIRE, and Pre-Health will also be in attendance.

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Virtual Career Fair - ORISE Dept. of Defense Opportunities

Registration is now open for the L.I.V.E. ORISE Department of Defense Sponsors Virtual Career Fair taking place on Wednesday, September 19th from 11 a.m. EST – 3:00 p.m. EST. During L.I.V.E., you can interact with DOD Scientists, ORISE recruiters, explore program booths and learn about the ORISE experience.

You can register today by going to: https://orau.6connex.com/event/LIVE/DOD18Q4/login

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Recent Geology Graduate Holly Pettus Awarded GeoCUR Award for Outstanding Research

Holly PettusRecent geology graduate Holly Pettus has been recognized by the Council on Undergraduate Research's Geoscience Division for her excellence in student research.

Holly Pettus, who received her bachelors of science in geology from the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences this August, is among 15 undergraduate students from universities across the nation to be recognized for her outstanding research with the 2018 GeoCUR Award for Excellence in Student Research. Her research focused on investigating the origin of potassium feldspar (K-feldspar) megacrysts from a small granitoid intrusion in western Nevada. 

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All Welcome to Attend the 10th Annual Summer Research Symposium

The 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium is being held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center. At this event to over 100 poster presenters in diverse fields (e.g., music, sports psychology, english, sociology, neuroscience, nanoscience, biology, chemistry, business, engineering, physics, etc.) will present their research/creative work. All are welcome to attend the open portion of the poster symposium beginning at noon (introductions and a keynote speaker) followed by open poster presentations (12:30-2:30 pm) by the 100+ undergraduate presenters. Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our undergraduates and to learn about the wonderful research ongoing at WVU!

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Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Accepting Abstracts

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is one of the nation’s largest conferences for minority STEM undergraduates and encourages students to pursue higher education while providing resources to faculty for maintaining their success. This year, ABRCMS is will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 14-17.

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ORISE Research Opportunities with Department of Defense Sponsors

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is recruiting candidates for  many ongoing ORISE research opportunities with a variety of Department of Defense sponsors. Most of the ORISE opportunities are twelve month research opportunities, with the possibility to be renewed for additional twelve month  research periods (5 years max).  U.S. Citizenship is required to participate at the DoD installations. 

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