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Beckman Scholars  

Two students with a vested interest in bettering the human condition will spend their final two years as undergraduates conducting funded research as WVU’s first two Beckman Scholars. Abreanne Andlinger, a biology junior from Moundsville, and Kelcie Britton, an immunology and medical microbiology junior from Morgantown, will also receive mentorship, training and the skills to become future scientific leaders and innovators under the Program.

orange orchid  

But many types of orchids are endangered due to constant threats from invasive species and habitat loss driven by climate change. Since few resources are available to protect these endangered species, one WVU biology student is developing new ways to sustain them.