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Yong-Lak Park  

Yong-Lak Park, professor of entomology at the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, is researching the efficacy of dropping natural enemy insects on invasive plants using drone technology and artificial intelligence as a means of destroying these plants more efficiently.

Ming Lei  

Ming Lei, senior associate vice president for research and graduate education for WVU Health Sciences, has received the Dr. Howard K. Koh Award for outstanding leadership, service integrity, and significant contributions to the mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Katie Schneller  

Katie Schneller will step down from her role as director later this month to be able to spend more time with family. Her last day at the University is Nov. 16. In the meantime, the Research Office is working diligently to identify an interim leader as the search for a permanent director is completed.

An illustration of a microscope representing the Research category of E-News.  

The Office of Student and Faculty Innovation will host Melinda Coffman, Tammi Neville and Nurun Nahar from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as they provide an overview of recent initiatives and the funding processes for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, on Zoom.