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WVU Student Researchers Present at 2024 URDC

Forty-nine West Virginia University students representing the Morgantown and Beckley campuses have been invited to participate in Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am in Charleston.

Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol provides students the opportunity to present their original scholarly works during a poster session and to talk with legislators about their findings. Nearly 100 student researchers from nine institutions will present in the areas of creative arts, education, health sciences, humanities, STEM and social and behavioral sciences.

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2023 Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium: Winners and Runners-Up

Congratulations to the category winners and runners-up from WVU's 6th Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium held on Saturday, December 2, 2023. Thank you to all of our presenters for sharing your research and scholarship from this past fall semester!

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The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study. NCUR will be taking place April 8 to 10, 2024 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA. They encourage student researchers to participate in NCUR in order to forge new connections, advocate for undergraduate research, build students' professional profiles, expand their resumes, hone their essential career skills, and much more.

To present at NCUR 2024, you must submit an abstract to NCUR by the abstract deadline of December 8, 2023. More information about NCUR can be found here

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Meet the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

UGR Ambassadors are advanced undergraduate researchers and committed students that are passionate about increasing research opportunities for students in the WVU community. Ambassadors are available to speak about undergraduate research in courses and at events.

Contact UGR: undergradresearch@mail.wvu.edu

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Paid Summer Research Opportunities at Locations Across the U.S.

If you are interested in research or a research career, you are strongly encouraged to apply for summer research opportunities beyond WVU. Many programs encourage applications by January 2024 though each program has its own deadline. To find external opportunities, check the External Opportunities posted on the Office of Undergraduate Research website.

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DOE’s Office of Science Is Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2024 Visiting Faculty Program

Applications are currently being accepted for the Summer 2023 term of the DOE Office of Science’s Visiting Faculty Program (VFP). The program seeks to enhance both the research competitiveness and STEM teaching capacities for faculty members at institutions historically underrepresented in the STEM research enterprise to expand the workforce vital to DOE mission areas.

Given this focus, VFP strongly supports faculty members from minority serving institutions (MSIs), including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Typically, about 50% of the participants are from MSIs, one-third of which are HBCUs. Selected college and university faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory scientific research staff on research projects of mutual interest.  

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DOE’s Office of Science Is Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2024 Undergraduate Internships

Applications are currently being accepted for the Summer 2024 term of two undergraduate internship programs offered by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science: the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program and the Community College Internships (CCI) program. Through SULI and CCI, undergraduate students and recent graduates discover science and technology careers at the DOE national laboratories and gain the experience needed to transition from intern to employment!

Interns work directly with national laboratory scientists and engineers, assisting them on research or technology projects that support the DOE mission. SULI is open to full-time students attending 4-year institutions and community colleges or recent graduates within two years of receiving their bachelor’s degree or associate degree, while CCI is exclusively for community college students. Both programs are stipend-based and offered three times annually in Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

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Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium: Call for Abstracts

The 6th annual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium has opened submissions for abstracts!

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is a campus-wide event that showcases WVU students research and creative efforts. This event is open to all undergraduates but includes a dedicated emphasis on students graduating from the Research Apprenticeship Program. For RAP students, this event culminates two semesters of mentored undergraduate research, supportive coursework, and presentation preparation. This semester, the Symposium will be taking place on December 2nd, 2023 in the Mountainlair.

The deadline to submit an abstract is November 2, 2023. More information on the Undergraduate Research Symposium can be found here.

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Call For Abstracts: 2024 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

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The 20th annual West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol (URDC) will be held February 22, 2024, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. URDC's purpose is to familiarize state legislators with research and creative activities involving undergraduate students that occur on campuses across the state.

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