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West Virginia University Virtual Conversation: First-Gen Student Experience April 13, 2020

Discover Support Systems and networking opportunities designed for first-gen students April 13 - Monday 6 - 7:30 PM!

WVU's "Ambassadors For Change" would like to invite you to a virtual event on first-generation collegiate issues. The goal of the Ambassadors for Change class is to further the education of Rural First-Gen students, and to gain a better understanding of the challenges they face in college. The class has received a WVU Provost sponsored Transform This! Grant, and will host a Virtual Conversation. The class invites everyone to join this Virtual Conversation on April 13th, from 6-7:30 pm on "Zoom". Links can be found here:

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WVU Social Action Showcase and Challenge

The Center for Service and Learning is hosting a Social Action Showcase and Challenge in partnership with WVU’s IDEA Hub Demo Day at the Coliseum on April 24th. The goal of this event is to give students the opportunity to present and be recognized for their work and ideas that have an impact on the community.

Students can pick one of two categories: 

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Researchers Needed at the WV Department of Agriculture (WVDA) (Charleston WV)

The WV Dept of Agriculture (WVDA) near Charleston is looking for multiple interns (semester and/or summer, paid hourly) and 5-6 permanent positions for people with background in chemistry at various levels. Some openings require research experience; some do not. Much of their work is related to quantitative and qualitative analysis related to food science, water quality, pesticides management, controlled substances regulation, etc. 

 These and other opportunities are being posted to the WVU Handshake system, which provides “one-stop shopping” for various internship and employment opportunities for WVU students. Rachael Conrad <Rachael.Conrad@mail.wvu.edu>, WVU Career Services, can provide more information, or at least point you in the right direction, if you are interested

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Bioinformatics Core currently seeking 3 - 5 Undergraduate Students

The Bioinformatics Core is currently seeking 3-5 undergraduate students who are interested in learning high-throughput sequencing data analysis. The training position is paid at $10/hour. The students should be highly self-motivated under the supervision of the Core director (Dr Michael Hu). We expect the students to apply the analysis skills to address specific biology questions from the sequencing data generated by the WVU community and to communicate the results with the Director and collaborating faculties for data interpretation.

Skills gained: The skill sets students will gain depend on the research projects ongoing with the Core. As of now, the students will learn immediate skills on RNA-Seq data analysis. They are also required to expand the skill sets into at least one of the following: Microbiome 16SRNA-sequencing analysis, whole-genome-sequencing for SNP and structural variants, MicroRNA, and Exome sequencing. They will also learn additional skills on ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq, and Hi-C, at bulk-cell level and at the more advanced single-cell level.

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