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WVU to host Research Week

A person wears a headset and holds a controller in front of a screen showing a detailed scientific image.

Gianfranco Doretto, a computer scientist at West Virginia University, views a highly detailed scientific image in immersive 3D using syGlass, virtual reality software he helped develop. WVU will be celebrating its research enterprise and the people who elevate it during Research Week 2024. (WVU Photo/Paige Nesbit)

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WHAT: West Virginia University will celebrate the University’s standing as an R1 institution, and its volume and caliber of research during the sixth annual Research Week.

WHEN: April 1-5

WHERE: Morgantown Campus and online

NOTES: Since 2019, WVU has annually hosted Research Week to celebrate its research enterprise and to inform the community of what’s happening on campus in innovation and discovery.

“Research Week is a way for us all to pause and celebrate the tremendous amount of work that goes into being an R1 university and to say, ‘thank you,’ to all who make it possible,” Melanie Page, associate vice president for creative and scholarly activities at the Research Office, said.

Events will include research demonstrations, workshops and guest speakers on topics that include space science, health, machine learning, music and Native American mascots.

See the full Research Week schedule.

Highlights include the following:

“Unleashing Innovation in Energy Science Workshop: A Journey from First Principles to Data-Driven Autonomy”
April 2, 9 a.m. to noon
Evansdale Campus, Advanced Engineering Research Building, Room 120
This workshop will equip attendees with the knowledge necessary to harness the power of data-driven autonomy in addressing complex energy challenges.

“The Intersection of Policy Work and Research”
April 2, 2-3 p.m.
Online, Join the Zoom Session.
This moderated panel discussion will look at how the University’s Regional Research Institute, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, BRIDGE Initiative, Institute for Sustainability and Energy Research, and Rockefeller School Institute for Policy Research and Public Affairs engage with and contribute to policy at local and national levels.

NASA WV Space Grant Office Open House
April 5, 1-3 p.m.
Evansdale Campus, Mineral Resources Building, Room 341



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