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WVU marks Research Week with events

West Virginia University will celebrate the university’s standing as an R1 institution, and its volume and caliber of research during the sixth annual Research Week — Monday through Friday.

Events and activities will take place on the Morgantown Campus and online.

Since 2019, WVU has annually hosted Research Week to celebrate its research enterprise and to inform the community of what’s happening on campus in innovation and discovery.

“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.

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


  • “Unleashing Innovation in Energy Science Workshop: A Journey from First Principles to Data-Driven Autonomy”

Tuesday, 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”

Tuesday, 2-3 p.m.


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

Friday, 1-3 p.m.

Evansdale Campus, Mineral Resources Building, Room 341