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WVU Chemistry Major Earns International Recognition for Undergraduate Research

Justin Huffman, an undergraduate chemistry major at WVU from Talcott, WV, presented a poster of his research entitled "Development of Enzyme Responsive Spin Probes for Non-Invasive Imaging of Enzyme Activity by EPR” at the Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Denver, Colorado on July 21-24, 2019. This conference is one of the major conferences in the field and attracts an international audience. Justin's research presentation was awarded a poster prize. Congratulations Justin!

Justin is mentored in research by Dr. Benoit Driesschaert, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at WVU. Justin was supported in research by the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Site and his travel was facilitated by travel awards from the Shared EPR and SURE Enrichment Funds.

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2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium Awardees

The 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium was a success. A total of 117 undergraduate students from 20+ institutions presented the results of their immersive summer research experiences in poster form on Thursday July 25, 2019. Researchers presented in one of eight different categories: Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Human Engagement, Neuroscience, Physical Sciences, and Social & Behavioral Sciences. Join us in congratulating our category winners and runner-ups.

*Funding for the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program, which administers the symposium, was provided in part by (i) the West Virginia Research Challenge Fund through a grant from the Division of Science and Research, Higher Education Policy Commission,  (ii) the WVU Office of the Provost, and (iii) the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design; the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences; the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources; the Honors College; the Health Sciences Center; the Colleges of Business and Economics, Creative Arts, and Physical Activity and Sports Sciences; the Departments of Biology and Chemistry; and the Office of Undergraduate Research.

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Rising Freshmen Participate in Summer Research

Nine rising freshmen students interested in majoring in STEM disciplines arrived at WVU on July 14, 2019 to participate in a two-week summer research immersion. Mathematics research centered on using unmanned aerial vehicles to optimize search-and-rescue missions. Chemistry research involved testing of new laboratory experiments. The program was funded by NSF via an INCLUDES grant to the First2 STEM Success Network. More details can be found in the ENews article.

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Career Mentoring Panel (Jul 16, 2019)

What is it like to work in a non-academic setting relative to an academic setting? Can you transition from academia to non-academia or vice versa? What non-academic jobs are available for students in your field? A panel of professionals from non-academic settings will answer these questions and more about their professional lives.

Day/Time: Tuesday July 16, 2019 from 8:30-9:45 am
Location: 122 Ming Hseih Hall
Panelists: Jesse White (NASA IV &V), Megan Kruger (WV Water Research Institute), Ross Brittain (WV DEP) and Bethany Hornbeck (Mother Communications Co.).

The WVU community is invited to attend this event along with the 2019 crop of SURE participants.

Questions? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at (304)293-9354

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