Congratulations to the category winners and runners-up from WVU's 7th annual Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium. Thank you to all of our presenters for joining us in celebrating another year of undergraduate research at WVU.
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WVU student editors have published the undergraduate research journal, Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review (MURR),Volume 8, closing out the 2022-2023 academic year.
Eleven WVU undergraduate researchers, one graduate student, and an Office of Undergraduate Research staff member presented their research at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research and an annually selected hosting institution, NCUR is the largest assembly of undergraduate researchers in nation and promotes a unique opportunity for students to interact with students, disciplines, and perspectives outside of the WVU community.
The WVU community is invited to attend the 7th Annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium!
The 7th Annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium website will take place in person on Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 12:30 - 5:00 P.M. at locations in the WVU Mountainlair:
WVU Extension is currently hiring undergraduate and graduate STEM majors to serve as WVU Stem Ambassadors this summer ($100/day) plus travel reimbursement). STEM Ambassadors act as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instructors during the summer at 4-H camps and events across West Virginia. Given training and materials, ambassadors will deliver pre-arranged STEM curricula to youth at 4-H Camps across the state of West Virginia during time frame of May 21, 2023 to August 1, 2023. Other assignments may include state 4-H camps located at Jackson’s Mill, STEM outreach at National Jamboree 2023, and the West Virginia State Fair located in Lewisburg in August, WV as well as assembly and distribution of STEM kits and materials. Room and board is provided while on assignment at camps, but ambassadors must be able to provide their own transportation to camps. This is a great opportunity for students to earn some extra money this summer, simultaneously earn i-serve hours for STEM-outreach, and improve their teaching and leadership skills, all while spreading their enthusiasm for science.
Position announcement is available here. More details and a direct link to the online application and position announcement are available on handshake: https://wvu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/7550775/share_preview or on WVU Jobs https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/wvumtemps/jobdetail.ftl?job=21668&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York
Four West Virginia University faculty members and one graduate student were recently named recipients of 2023 Awards of Distinction in Mentoring Undergraduates in Research.
The award recognizes and rewards faculty and graduate students who encourage and support undergraduates in making an original intellectual or creative contribution to their discipline.
From the Research for Inclusive STEM Education (RISE) Center, Arizona State University:
We are a research team in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University interested in learning more about undergraduate research experiences.
The Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training Program (ToxMSDT), housed at the University of California Davis, is a special opportunity for underrepresented undergraduate students to participate in a year-long mostly remote toxicology training and mentoring program.
Funded by the National Institute of Health, the goal of this program is to attract diverse undergraduate students from around the United States to pursue careers in biomedical research, especially in the field of toxicology. Successful applicants will be teamed with a mentor meeting remotely throughout the year. In-person activities include the program kickoff workshop at the University of California Davis, a visit to the mentor’s work site, attendance of the annual Society of Toxicology meeting, and a celebration of the program successes at the Capstone Event at Tuskegee University. Online learning modules are provided throughout the duration of the program to increase mentees knowledge about toxicology.