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.
The 20th annual West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the West Virginia Capitol Complex in Charleston. WVU undergraduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration before the submission deadline at 11:59 p.m. EST Friday (Nov. 17).
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.
The award, supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, will fund a fellowship program that aims to provide rigorous, nonpartisan science and technology policy research and analysis for members of the West Virginia Legislature starting in January.
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.
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.