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The Office of Undergraduate Research is open: our staff members are teleworking. We are available for student advising and meetings using Zoom, Google Hangouts, or by phone. Please continue to use our contact form to set up an appointment or email undergradresearch@mail.wvu.edu to contact our staff. We are here for you!

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What's New

2020 NSF GRF Workshop (6 pm on Oct. 1)

A workshop and Q&A informational session on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program will be held on October 1, 2020 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/w1osrd700qut9vs/ (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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WV AWIS - Upcoming Events

AWIS (Association of Women in Science)-National Events of Interest

AWIS corporate partner Genentech invites students to its Campus Engagement Week from November 2-6, 2020, which will be an opportunity for students from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds to gain insight into Genentech’s mission and culture, and learn about the process of landing Internship and Rotation Program opportunities at the company. See the event flier for more information and apply by Wednesday, September 30.

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Project Green Challenge

Turning Green is inviting students globally to participate in our 10th Annual fall global initiative Project Green Challenge (PGC), a month-long competition each October (from Oct 1-30) that engages tens of thousands of high school and college students around the globe to partake in simple, relevant, high- impact sustainability themed challenges. The topics range from justice to energy, food to biodiversity, fair trade to waste and more. Students see first hand the impact of individual change and collective action to benefit both human health and our planet. Students can both participate and also work in a leadership capacity with our Turning Green team as Campus Reps.

There are a couple of states that are not yet participating this year, West Virginia is one. We would welcome support and participation from your students and would love your help spreading the word and engaging your students to become powerful agents of change.

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2020 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Would you like to teach science or math to students in high school? Would you like to earn your degree in education upon graduation from undergraduate and not pay for it? Then, look into the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows Program. This program pays for your education for teaching in exchange for a couple of years teaching in high needs school districts (in Pittsburgh, PA or Philadelphia, PA and perhaps other locations). Learn more at the links below.

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HOSA - Future Health Professionals Chapter at WVU

HOSA - Future Health Professionals Chapter at WVU:  Is seeking new members! HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is an international organization that unites aspiring healthcare professionals. Unlike clubs such as Pre-Med and Pre-Pharmacy (which are great organizations) that are geared toward a specific profession, HOSA is inclusive of all health professions from dentistry to nursing to veterinary sciences. HOSA provides students with many scholarship and internship opportunities in various aspects of the healthcare field. HOSA also has over 70 competitions that students can participate in at regional, state, and international levels! 

So far we have hosted one general meeting with the members who have already joined and with their suggestions, we have many plans for the chapter. We will be setting up group chats and zoom sessions for people in the same classes so everyone can study with each other, hosting events to practice for the competitions of choice, recruiting speakers from various fields to provide information to our members, and so much more. If there is something you want us to do, then let us know and we will do our best to make it happen! If you would like to join, please go to our WVUENGAGE page and request a membership. More information, such as how to pay dues, will be sent from there. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to either Shannon Brunzo-Hager (sabrunzohager@mix.wvu.edu) or the WVU HOSA email: westvirginiauhosa@gmail.com. Also, follow us on Instagram @wvuhosa for up to date information as we begin to host more events. 

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Apply to NSF GRF and Goldwater in 2020!

1) 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.

When do I Apply? Typically, students apply in the senior year of undergraduate and/or in their first year of graduate school. Full proposal deadline Oct. 19-22, 2020 (according to discipline). 

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Sign Up for the Annual Intro to Undergraduate Research Networking Events

The Office of Undergraduate Research will be facilitating a discussion on how to get started in research and find a faculty research mentor. Research opportunities are open to students in any discipline (e.g., STEM, humanities, arts, and social sciences) willing to make an original, intellectual, or creative contribution to their field. 

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Join the MURR Editorial Review Board

Join the MURR Journal Editorial Review Board

Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review (MURR), WVU's student-led undergrad research journal, is currently seeking undergrads with experience in research, writing and editing, or student leadership to join its 2020-2021 editorial review board. MURR is WVU's student-led undergraduate research journal. Current vacancies: Head STEM Section Editor, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Reviewers, and Design Editor. Students have an opportunity to elevate academic discourse at student level, learn about scholarly communication and skill development from faculty, and advance WVU's research enterprise. Interested students can submit an interest form here and will hear from a MURR representative by October 16.

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