Winners of new scientific research grants receive recognition - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Winners of new scientific research grants receive recognition

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • One man shot early Saturday morning in Beckley

    One man shot early Saturday morning in Beckley

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:36:35 GMT
         One man is in custody Saturday after a bar shooting in Raleigh County.
         One man is in custody Saturday after a bar shooting in Raleigh County.
  • Correctional officers and inmates indicted in plot to kill another inmate

    Correctional officers and inmates indicted in plot to kill another inmate

    Correctional officers and inmates indicted in plot to kill another inmate

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:34:24 GMT
    WV State Regional Jail Authority Director, Joe DeLong, confirmed that four correctional officers and four other inmates are now charged after they plotted to kill another inmate.
    WV State Regional Jail Authority Director, Joe DeLong, confirmed that four correctional officers and four other inmates are now charged after they plotted to kill another inmate.
  • Crews battle a house fire for several hours in Pax

    Crews battle a house fire for several hours in Pax

    Crews battle a house fire for several hours in Pax

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:53:00 GMT
    A house burnt for several hours last night in Pax before fire crews could put it out.Officials say nobody lived in the home that was located on Paint Street.The Pax Fire Department's assistant Chief, John Lovelace, said that arson looked to be the cause."Because nobody lives here and there's no way it could have been an electrical fire, so we think somebody set it," he said.Some Pax residents said that when houses catch on fire like this they are left worried for their own home."It crosses my...
    A house burnt for several hours last night in Pax before fire crews could put it out.Officials say nobody lived in the home that was located on Paint Street.The Pax Fire Department's assistant Chief, John Lovelace, said that arson looked to be the cause."Because nobody lives here and there's no way it could have been an electrical fire, so we think somebody set it," he said.Some Pax residents said that when houses catch on fire like this they are left worried for their own home."It crosses my...
  • BusinessBusinessMore>>

  • Jam-band magazine celebrates 2-year anniversary

    Jam-band magazine celebrates 2-year anniversary

    Sunday, April 20 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-20 20:00:13 GMT
    Appalachian Jamwich, a Shepherdstown-based magazine dedicated to jam-band music, art and culture in West Virginia and the surrounding region, is celebrating its two-year anniversary this month.
    Appalachian Jamwich, a Shepherdstown-based print and online magazine dedicated to jam-band music, art and culture in West Virginia and the surrounding region, is celebrating its two-year anniversary this month.
  • City-wide scavenger hunt in Wheeling

    City-wide scavenger hunt in Wheeling

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:00:09 GMT
    A new fundraising event in the Upper Ohio Valley to raise funds for Youth Services System is in the works for June 21 in downtown Wheeling.
    A new fundraising event in the Upper Ohio Valley to raise funds for Youth Services System is in the works for June 21 in downtown Wheeling.
  • Barboursville plans to grow its recreation opportunities

    Barboursville plans to grow its recreation opportunities

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:00:13 GMT
    Commercial growth in Barboursville has allowed for improved services, and now village officials plan to build on the village's role in recreational opportunities in the region.
    Commercial growth in Barboursville has allowed for improved services, and now village officials plan to build on the village's role in recreational opportunities in the region.

 

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission's Division of Science and Research has announced winners of new scientific research grants.

The recipients of these awards will be formally recognized Jan. 30 at a luncheon beginning at noon at the West Virginia Culture Center in conjunction with Undergraduate Research Day at the State Capitol. Kay Goodwin, cabinet secretary for the Department of Education and the Arts, will be at the luncheon tomorrow to present ceremonial checks to the winners.  The Division of Science and Research administers state- and federal-level scientific research grants in West Virginia.

The following awards were made to faculty members at colleges and universities statewide. 

 Instrumentation Grants.

This award funds scientific equipment for advanced undergraduate laboratories.

 · Horng-Jyh Yang, West Virginia University Institute of Technology - Introduce the Refraction Microtremor (ReMi) Shear Wave Technique to Civil and Electrical Engineering Students at WVU Tech

 · Dana Alloway, Concord University - Materials Science Instrumentation for Undergraduate Teaching and Research – Infrared Spectrometer Reflectance System & Programmable Spin Coater

 · Theunis van Aardt, West Liberty University - Proposed NMR spectrometer update to improve Synthetic Organic Chemistry Instruction at West Liberty University

 · Michael Fultz, West Virginia State University - Acquisition of a New GC at WVSU

· Laura Robertson, Shepherd University - Acquisition of a microfluidics system to assess size, quantity, and quality of DNA, RNA, and protein for use in undergraduate science education and research

 · Jacquelyn Cole, Shepherd University - Liquid Chromatography Front-End for Quantitative LC/MS/MS in Proteomics and Metabolomics

 · Michael Kirkpatrick, Wheeling Jesuit University - WJU Psychophysiology Lab Enhancement

 Innovation Grant.

This award is used for creative improvements to scientific equipment and facilities, curriculum, classroom instruction or delivery.

Sher Hendrickson-Lambert, Shepherd University - Enhancement of undergraduate science education through creation of the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity
 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Grants.

These grants help colleges and universities provide summer research experiences to undergraduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

 · Joseph Horzempa, West Liberty University - Training Opportunity for Pre-Professionals, Educators, and Researchers in undergraduate STEM investigations -- "TOPPER"

· Keith Garbutt, West Virginia University – West Virginia University Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (WVU-SURE)

 · Michael Norton, Marshall University- Marshall University Undergraduate Research Experience Program: SURE

 · Colleen Nolan, Shepherd University - Shepherd Opportunity to Attract Research Students II (SOARS)

 · Katherine Harper, West Virginia State University -  WVSU SURE 2014

Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUII) Incubator Awards.
This is a two-year award funded by the National Science Foundation Research Improvement Infrastructure grant. The PUI program is designed to foster stronger research and collaboration among primarily undergraduate institutions and community and technical colleges with the themes of bio nanotechnology, biology and biotechnology.

· Dr. Charlie Chen from Alderson Broaddus University. Dr. Chen has been awarded $100,000 for his project entitled "Active drug targeting of ovarian cancer by nanoparticles"

· Dr. Timothy Corrigan of Concord University. Dr. Corrigan is receiving $125,000 for his project entitled "Incubaor: Study of the Fluorescence from Quantum Dots Coupled with Gold Nanoparticles"