Events

  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV)– All week high school juniors from 26 counties across the state have come together to conduct research projects related to childhood health. 120 students are attending the Health Sciences Technology Academy Biomedical Summer Institute Camp at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center. At the camp their learning about early childhood obesity, […]

  • NIGMS News Announcement
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    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Director Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D., has announced the selection of Ming Lei, Ph.D., as director of the Institute’s Division for Research Capacity Building (DRCB). DRCB is composed of four programs: Institutional Development Awards, Native American Research Centers for Health, Science Education Partnership Awards, and Support of Competitive Research. […]

  • Congratulations!
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    Congratulations are in order for three of our SEPA community. Ann Chester, John Pollock and Virginia Shepherd, each of whom received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. This is the highest national honor bestowed upon mentors who work to expand STEM talent. Protégés are students and early career STEM and […]

  • Celebrate National DNA Day!
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    The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will launch the National DNA Day Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) Series on Friday, April 20, 2018, continuing each week day until Friday, April 27, 2018, from 1:00–3:00 pm EST. Don’t miss the special event, the National DNA Day Lecture, given this year by Olivier Noel, M.D., Ph.D (details […]

  • Surprising Results Revealed… “When are we going to use this stuff in real life?” That’s a common refrain from students memorizing math and science from textbooks and worksheets. Berri Jacque, Ph.D., realized that when it comes to science, there’s one application that couldn’t be more relevant: our own bodies. Research and evaluations from “The Great […]

  • NIGMS Director’s Early Career Investigator Lecture: April 17, 2018
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    Regeneration is one of the most tantalizing areas of biological research. How are some animals able to regrow body parts following injury? Why can’t humans do the same thing? Can scientists learn the secrets that imbue certain animals with this amazing ability? Could that knowledge someday be used to develop new therapies to help people […]

  • TEDx WVU — Presenter: Ann Chester, Ph.D.
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    Kudos! to Ann Chester Ph.D., who participated in the launch of TEDx WVU in early March. Dr. Chester’s presentation, “Rekindling the American Dream in Students,” focused on the importance of providing a sense of community through educational programs for underprivileged youth. Dr. Chester is founder and director of Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA), a […]

  • SciEd 2018 is right around the corner. This is your chance to interact with other SEPA PIs, sharing successes and great ideas. Registration has begun, so sign up early to attend and plan to showcase your work! For complete information about breakout sessions, poster guidelines, conference schedule, FAQs, lodging and venue, and contact information, please visit […]

  • USA Science Engineering Festival Expo: April 7 – 8, 2018
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    Mark your calendars for the 5th annual USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on April 7–8, 2018! Explore 3,000 hands-on exhibits from the world’s leading scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high-tech corporations and STEM organizations. The free two-day Expo is perfect for children, teens and families who want to inspire their curious minds. […]

  • 7th Annual Serious Games & Virtual Environments Arcade & Showcase (#29123)
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    This weekend (28-29 Jan) we’re attending the international meeting of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando, FL. A version of iNeuron tailored to post secondary education was accepted for showcase at their Serious Games Arcade. It is an advanced prototype for teaching college level human neuroanatomy. 7th Annual Serious Games & Virtual Environments […]