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Research and Innovation

In every classroom, laboratory and discipline, we nurture the desire to innovate, find solutions and improve the world.

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Undergraduate Research

Ready to make discoveries that matter? Find on- and off-campus research opportunities for undergraduate students.

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Graduate Research

In our 240+ graduate programs, you can pursue your research interests, find faculty mentors, and apply for graduate research assistantships, scholarships and fellowships.

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Research Office

ϲʿ Research spans the spectrum from nanotechnology to cosmology; from creating new works to studying ancient ones; from the opioid drug crisis to community development.

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Innovation and Economic Prosperity

ϲʿ is pursuing the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities' Innovation and Economic Prosperity designation.

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Aiming for the Sky

There are more than 100 million objects larger than one millimeter orbiting the Earth, yet less than 1% of debris that can cause mission-ending damage is currently tracked. ϲʿ researcher Piyush Mehta is leading a team that will detect, identify and track lethal non-trackable space debris with support from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s SINTRA Program.

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Energy Institute

We connect ϲʿ energy researchers, programs, facilities, capabilities, students and workforce entrants with the future of energy.

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Innovation Corporation

Our focus is rapidly delivering innovative, applied research and technical solutions to address government and industry challenges.

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Lane Innovation Hub

We provides the tools and expertise to prototype, build and deliver new products.

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Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab

Turn your idea into a new company or product with our resources for entrepreneurs and innovators.

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Office of Technology Transfer

We propel the University’s research results into useful products and services for public benefit.

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Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

We develop innovative solutions for West Virginians and those across the world with neurological and psychiatric conditions.

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STEM Education Center

Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty and improve health in West Virginia through education in the STEM disciplines.

Vantage Ventures

We're home to a fearless new generation of entrepreneurs. We marry West Virginian work ethic with outstanding innovation and resources in order to take emerging, high impact businesses to the next level.

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West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute

We're a catalyst for clinical and translational research that targets priority health areas.