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Research Week kicks off today

A faculty member uses a VR headset in his research.

The sixth annual West Virginia University Research Week begins today (April 1) to celebrate the University’s status as a top-tier R1 institution, and the researchers who help elevate innovation and discovery.

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

“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.

Key events 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.
Attend the online 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