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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

WVU 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

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

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Going to Waste

Paul Ziemkiewicz has been working to clean up streams for decades, but the discovery that acid mine drainage, or AMD, holds the elements used in electronics has made that effort not only noble, but potentially profitable.

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Energy Institute

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

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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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West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute

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

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Health Sciences Innovation Center

We help life science startups get started by providing fully functional laboratory space and connections to industry, capital and mentoring.

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Lane Innovation Hub

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

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

LaunchLab Network
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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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Office of Technology Transfer

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

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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.

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