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Deans' InSPIRe Extended to 2021--Seed Program Allows Free Access

STEM faculty in the Davis, Eberly, and Statler colleges will be able to access Shared Research Facilities instrumentation for free to conduct seed research through January 31, 2021. The deans of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, and Statler College of Engineering have agreed to continue providing financial support for the Deans’ Instrumentation Seed Program for Innovative Research for another year. The WVU Research Office is matching the deans’ funds $1 for $1.

Since February 2019, when the program was launched, 17 faculty members have participated.

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Lesker U Vacuum Workshop July 24th

Register by July 22

WVU SRF Cleanroom Facilities will be hosting a FREE, one-day, vacuum technology workshop by Kurt J Lesker, maker of nanofabrication equipment. Wednesday, July 24th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Engineering Sciences Building ESB-G83, Evansdale Campus, WVU.

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SRF user Mina Azizha named finalist in art contest for her work, "Magnetic UFO"

 MIna Azizha, Physics graduate student working with Prof. Matt Johnson and Emeritus Prof. Mohindar Seehra and a frequent user in the Materials Characterization Facilities, was named a finalist in the 2019 Intermag-Magnetisim and Magnetic Materials Conference's Magnetism as Art contest in Washington, D.C. Her work, "Magnetic UFO," features spikes of ferrofluid atop a clear watch glass with a strong magnet beneath. See the story online at the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences website. 

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Deans’ InSPIRe seed program to be announced at the SRF Winter Open House Jan. 25th

When inspiration strikes, having access to scientific instrumentation can make the difference in being able to pursue a world-changing idea. Lack of funding should not be a barrier.

Through the generosity of the Deans of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, and the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, the barrier is coming down. On January 25th, the WVU Shared Research Facilities will be announcing the Deans’ Instrumentation Seed Program for Innovative Research. Deans’ InSPIRe is designed to allow faculty in these participating colleges limited, free access to SRF instrumentation. The WVU Research Office is matching the Deans’ contributions, dollar for dollar.

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