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WVU to host webinar on research security led by White House, NSF

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Fred King, Vice President of Research, WVU (WVU Photo)

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WHAT:Enhancing the Security and Integrity of America’s Research Enterprise,” a webinar hosted by West Virginia University, at the invitation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and supported by the National Science Foundation. WVU will virtually host research institutions throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 1 from 10-11:15 a.m.


  • Fred King, Vice President for Research, WVU
  • Gordon Gee, President, WVU 
  • Kelvin Droegemeier, Director, White House OSTP 
  • Sethuraman Panchanathan, Director, NSF
  • Rebecca Keiser, Chief of Research Security Strategy and Policy and Head, Office of International Science and Engineering, NSF

RSVP: Members of the media who are interested in viewing the webinar should register for the event

NOTES: Experts in the science fields will discuss the importance of research security and work being done to address foreign government interference in our research enterprise. 

Droegemeier, a meteorologist who’s served on the National Science Board under the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, will showcase examples of risks to research security that can harm the enterprise. He will also provide an update on steps being taken by OSTP and federal agencies to address risks to security and integrity while maintaining an open and collaborative environment.

The 75-minute webinar will include time for questions and answers from the research community. King will lead the Q&A session while Gee will open the webinar with welcoming remarks. 



CONTACT: Jake Stump
WVU Research Communications


Jordan Hunter
Press Secretary
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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