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Forty-six West Virginia University students to take part in Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

Forty-six WVU students representing WVU and the WVU Institute of Technology campuses have been invited to participate in the eighteenth annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol (URDC), which is scheduled to take place virtually on Friday, March 5.

While traditionally held in the Rotunda of Capitol Building in Charleston, WV, this year’s event will be hosted on its own URDC webpage designed by West Virginia Science & Research, a division of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

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2021 Paid 2-Week Research Exp for Incoming Freshmen

Current High School Seniors:

Do paid research this summer! Network with faculty and students and get acquainted with collegiate resources. The NSF-funded First2 Network offers a unique opportunity for current high school seniors who are first-generation college students or from an underrepresented group in West Virginia who plan to major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Apply today for a spot in one of eight different 2-week Summer Immersive Research Experiences sites in West Virginia!

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Research Opportunities with U.S. Dept of Defense

Summer 2021 EACE Undergraduate Research & Surveillance Division Internship
Location: Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence | Bethesda, MD
Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree

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

Forensic Science Internship
Location: Defense Forensic Science Center | Forest Park, GA
Degree: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 8/31/2021

Medical Toxicology Research Intern
Location: U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Degree: Associate or Bachelor's Degree received within the last 60 months

Viral Diseases Support Researcher
Location: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | Silver Spring, MD
Degree: Bachelor's Degree received within the last 60 months

Postdoctoral Biostatistician
Location: U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Research | Natick, MA
Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months

Information Technology Fellowship
Location: U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Research | Natick, MA
Degree: High School Diploma/GED, Associate, Bachelor's, or Master's Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 5/31/2021

Chemistry Postdoc: Burn Wound Care Research
Location: U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months

Biomedical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Physiology - Postdoctoral
Location: Navy Experimental Diving Unit | Panama City, FL
Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing

Ecological Modeling Research
Location: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center | Vicksburg, MS
Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing

Engineering Postdoctoral Researcher: Resilient Facilities and Infrastructure
Location: Air Force Institute of Technology | Dayton, OH
Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months

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Humanities Symposium - Johns Hopkins

Undergraduates are invited to apply for Johns Hopkins University’s second annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium. The symposium was designed to offer students across the country the chance to gather together and disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. COVID forced us to adapt to a virtual event, but that in turn was a great success, with 359 participants and more than 10,000 visits to the conference site to date. This year’s event will be virtual as well, held live on April 24th and 25th, 2021, and our application portal is now open. The deadline for abstract submissions is April 1st.

This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. We hope to have 400 participants this year. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), we will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring Johns Hopkins graduate students and faculty and editors from Johns Hopkins University Press. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend. Attendees will also have the opportunity to work with our student editors to revise their presentation into a journal-length presentation for our journal of proceedings, the Macksey Journal.

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Paid Internship at ARCTURA (Morgantown, WV)

Engineering / Physical Sciences Intern at Wind Energy Technology Company (Arctura, Inc)

This position is a paid, part-time (24-30 hours/week), in-office internship at Morgantown, WV location, from March to May 2021 with the possibility of an extension. This internship is not a remote position.

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MD/PhD Summer Research Internship

WVU's Health Sciences Research and Graduate program is offering an 8-week MD/PhD Summer Research Internship for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers as physician-scientists. Interns will engage in biomedical research and clinical shadowing hours during the 8 weeks. This internship is offering a competitive stipend,  travel assistance, and even a flexible start date. 

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Paper Competition - The Use of Standards in the Global Fight Against COVID-19

Announcing the American National Standards Institute’s annual Student Paper Competition. This year’s theme is the use of standards in the global fight against COVID-19 and students are asked to explore the use, or absence, of standards in response to the pandemic. Students (associate, undergraduate, or graduate, in any discipline) enrolled full- or part-time during the period of September 2020 to April 2021 at an institute of higher education located in the United States or its territories are eligible to submit a paper for consideration. Cash prizes will be given to first- and second-place winners. All entries must be submitted by April 30. Please send all questions to ANSI staff member Lisa Rajchel at lrajchel@ansi.org.

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Picture a Scientist Viewing and Panel

The WVU Community is invited to a two-part event featuring a Virtual Film Screening of the documentary “Picture a Scientist”, followed by a Panel Discussion. “Picture a Scientist” is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the journey of three women scientists - a geologist, biologist, and chemist - and their experiences with sexual harassment and implicit bias. More information on the documentary can be found here: https://www.pictureascientist.com/

Register by Feb 12th and Watch the Documentary on your Own

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WVU Library Research Skills Workshop Series (Spring 2021)

The Libraries’ Level Up You Research Skills workshops will help you learn research tips and tricks to succeed in academics. Prep for your next research assignment, find resources for a literature review, situate yourself in previous literature and learn where to find key resources by attending one or more of these workshops.

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