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Announcing the 2020 Goldwater Scholarship!

Scholarship for sophomores/juniors interested in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. 

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program is seeking student applicants who exhibit a strong commitment to a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, and eligible engineering disciplines.  Students who intend to pursue a doctoral degree and who show the potential for a significant future contribution in their field of study are encouraged to apply. 

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Dept of Defense - Graduate Fellowship Opportunity (Due Dec. 6)

The DoD Fellowship opportunity described below provides 3-year graduate fellowships (including full tuition, required fees, minimum health insurance, and $3,200 monthly stipend) to students seeking advanced training in science and engineering. Applications are due by/before Dec. 6, 2019. Undergraduate seniors and current graduate students are eligible to apply.

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) is pleased to announce that the Department of Defense (DoD) National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the FY2020. We encourage applications from students who are ultimately looking to gain a Doctorate and whose research and degree align with the DoD Services Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs).

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Intro to Undergraduate Research Networking Events

The Office of Undergraduate Research will be hosting two upcoming networking events on Sunday Sept. 22 (6-7:30 pm, Blue and Gold Rooms, Lyon Towers) and Thursday Sept. 26 (6-7:30 pm, Mountainlair Ballroom, Second Floor Mountainlair, Main Campus). This networking event is open to all undergraduates who (i) are interested in getting involved in scholarly activity, also referred to as research or creative endeavors or (ii) are already involved in scholarly activity and would like to mentor others in finding scholarly opportunities. Free food will be provided!

At this networking event, you will learn about undergraduate scholarly activities and how to get involved from your undergraduate peers. Representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Research will be present to address any questions about facilitating entry into undergraduate research. 

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Researcher Needed: The Injury and Recovery Lab

Researchers Needed: The Injury and Recovery Lab is currently recruiting students who are interested in behavioral neuroscience to work in an animal research laboratory studying treatments for traumatic brain injury. Typically, students work extensively with our animal subjects, performing daily testing in operant chambers (computer-controlled boxes which deliver sugar pellets based on animals’ responses). Although students typically start off with behavior, our lab also utilizes several “wet lab” procedures such as ELISA or immunohistochemistry.

 

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Researcher Needed: Weil Lab

Researchers Needed: The Weil lab is seeking 1-2 undergraduate researchers to assist in our work on the lifelong consequences of traumatic brain injuries. There are two lines of research in our lab that students can become involved with.

1) Energetic dysfunction in the brain following traumatic brain injury. This project investigates how brain injuries can impair the brain’s ability to process and utilize energy and how this can make the brain more vulnerable to other kinds of injuries, like repeated brain injuries, later on. 

2) Alcohol abuse after traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries early in life can increase the likelihood of developing alcohol abuse issues later on in life. Our lab is interested in trying to understand how a brain injury can lead to increases in drinking behavior. 

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WVU Global Health Summit - Research Poster Presentations Sought

WVU is hosting a Global Health Summit on October 11, 2019 at the Health Sciences Center. Undergraduates with research in this area are encouraged to submit their research for poster presentation. See the links below for more information.

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Teach Students How To Learn Workshops by Dr. Saundra McGuire

The WVU campus community is invited to attend workshops (Sept. 4 & 5, 2019) presented by Dr. Saundra McGuire (Emeritus Professor, Louisiana State University and author of "Teach Students How to Learn"). Dr. McGuire will be presenting a series of four workshops of special interest to faculty, staff, graduate students, and advisors who teach, advise, and tutor and undergraduate students. All are invited to any four of the offered workshops. Details on each workshop are provided below.

Workshop PowerPoints: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BAn3GpluxGfSKMZcnJjTdN6-p-ncgQVi

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Abstracts Open - 2020 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

Announcing 2020 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

The 17th annual West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol will be held in the West Virginia Capitol Rotunda Friday, February 7, 2020 beginning at 8:30 am. The format for the 2020 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. 1, 2019) to present their work. The event will showcase posters in a wide range of subjects, including the sciences, arts, social sciences, and humanities.

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