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2021 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium - Winners and Runners-Up

Congratulations to the category winners and runners-up from WVU's 5th annual, virtual Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium. Thank you to all of our presenters for making this our best virtual event yet!

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

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WVU Students Selected to Present at NCUR 2021

Five West Virginia University students took part in this year’s National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Five WVU students were selected to present at this year’s National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which was held virtually from Monday, April 12 – Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

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Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training Program

Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training Program

Student Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
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The Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training Program (ToxMSDT) is a special opportunity for undergraduate science students to participate in a year-long toxicology training and mentoring program. Funded by NIH grant R25GM139200, with the Society of Toxicology as a partner, the goal of this program is to attract diverse, high achieving undergraduate students from around the United States to pursue careers in biomedical research, especially in the field of toxicology. Successful applicants will be teamed with a mentor and visit the mentor work site, attend three conferences, engage in online learning modules, and interact with the other students and program leaders. There is travel support for participation in all program activities. This program supplements the regular academic pursuits of the ToxMSDT students. The program starts September 1, 2021, and will conclude June 30, 2022.

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Undergraduate Virtual Internship Opportunity

The Franciscan Institute for World Health (FIWH) in partnership with AbbVie is co-coordinating this unique, not-for-profit, learning opportunity for undergraduates exclusively for educational, humanitarian, and career learning purposes. In 2021, the program is inviting undergraduates from Augustana College, Ave Maria University, Bluffton University, Calvin College, Carleton College, Cornell College, Duquesne University, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Goshen College, Grinnell College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Louisiana State University, Saint Francis University, University of Dallas, and West Virginia University

The internship, now in its eleventh year, is a 10 week, 30 hour/week, virtual internship experience of collaborative research on Neglected Tropical Disease targets side-by-side with AbbVie Medicinal Chemists and Dr. Jeffrey Rohde. Interns will participate in a critical step in this global effort: helping to design new small molecules as potential novel drug therapies. With access to state-of-the art scientific modeling tools, students will learn to conduct medicinal chemistry research and regularly give updates on their efforts in team meetings. The summer will conclude for each intern with a poster and/or PowerPoint presentation to the full project team and a performance evaluation of their summer work by their project supervisor.

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WVU Extension Service's Looking for STEM Ambassadors

WVU Extension is currently hiring undergraduate and graduate STEM majors to serve as WVU Stem Ambassadors. STEM Ambassadors act as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instructors during the summer at Jackson's Mill 4-H camp and through virtual STEM clubs and activities. Given training and materials, ambassadors will deliver pre-arranged STEM curricula to youth at Jackson’s Mill 4-H Camp on alternating 2-week intervals and lead virtual STEM clubs and activities during the time frame of May 24, 2021, to August 15, 2021. 

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Join the MURR Editorial Review Board

WVU's student-led undergraduate research journal, the Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review (MURR), is recruiting new members for its 2021-2022 Editorial Review Board. 

Undergraduate students can apply to positions including (1) Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Head Section Editor, (2) Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences reviewers, (3) STEM Head Section Editor, (4) STEM Reviewers, and (5) Junior Design Editor. 

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2021 NSF GRF Workshop (March 24, 6pm)

A workshop and Q&A informational session on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program will be held on March 24, 6-7 pm on Zoom. Early career graduate students and JR/SR undergraduate students are especially encouraged to attend. Sign up to attend at the link below. Zoom link and event reminder will be sent 1-2 days before the event. Link: https://honorswvu.wufoo.com/forms/w1d4sf23039bkbo/(sign up ASAP)More info on the NSF GRFP program can be found below.

NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in STEM fields.

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Research Opps - US Dept of Defense

2021 Summer Research Internship Opportunities
Location: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center | Champaign, IL
Degree: High school diploma/GED, associate degree, or bachelor's degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing

Additive Manufacturing Internship
Location: Air Force Institute of Technology | Dayton, OH
Degree: Bachelor's or master's degree received within the last 60 months

CubeSat Design Internship
Location: Air Force Institute of Technology | Dayton, OH
Degree: Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree

Cognitive Neuroscience Research Associate
Location: Air Force Research Laboratory | Dayton, OH
Degree: Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree

Neurobiology Postdoctoral Researcher
Location: Air Force Research Laboratory | Dayton, OH
Degree: Doctoral degree received within the last 24 months or anticipated to be received by 5/31/2021

Research Fellow - Investigation of Cellular Transcriptomic Changes
Location:  U.S. Army Chemical Biological Center | Edgewood, MD
Degree: Bachelor's degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing

Scientific Research Management Fellow
Location: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | Silver Spring, MD
Degree: Master's or doctoral degree received within the last 60 months

Information Technology Fellowship
Location: U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine | Natick, MA
Degree: High school diploma/GED, associate degree, bachelor's degree, or master's degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 5/31/2021

Microbiology, Molecular Biology - Postdoctoral
Location: Naval Medical Research Unit | San Antonio, TX
Degree: Doctoral degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing

Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist - Remote Sensing
Location: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency | Springfield, VA
Degree: Doctoral degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing

Orthotics & Prosthetics Research Fellow
Location: Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence
Degree: Doctoral degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing

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All Invited to Attend the 5th Annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium

The WVU community is invited to attend the 5th Annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium!

The 5th Annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium website will launch virtually on Saturday, April 17th at 11 a.m. on the WVU undergraduate research symposium website. The general public are encouraged to view and comment on student presentations throughout the following week.

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