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The Neuron: West Virginia's quarterly journal of science and research

Below are Pdf versions of The Neuron  – West Virginia’s quarterly journal of science and research. Click here to contact Editor Amanda Ramey if you would like to receive the print edition in the mail.

 

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Highlights of the Fall 2016 issue:

Making the unknown known with WVWC’s Tracey DeLaney

Marshall researchers partnering on a $3.8 million NSF grant to study water quality

WVU students win the NASA robot competition

NSF grants WVSU $300,000 for bioenergy research

…and more!

 

Nadja-coverHighlights of the Summer 2016 issue:

The silver lining of research with Marshall’s Nadja Spitzer

WVU researcher receives $1.7 million award to fight cancer

Scientific journal publishes groundbreaking peach research by Shepherd professor

Four students receive National Science Foundation graduate fellowships

…and more!

 

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Highlights of the Spring 2016 issue:

Science fact, not fiction with WVU’s Sean McWilliams

Shepherd President leads team that finds breast cancer treatment strategy

WVU and Marshall faculty members receive NSF’s CAREER award

West Liberty professor and students study Texas crayfish

…and more!

 

 

Zach-coverHighlights of the Winter 2016 issue:

Zachary Loughman: West Virginia native has interest in other state inhabitants

WVU astronomer explains mysteries of ‘Fast Radio Burst’

Marshall receives  support from NSF for high-performance networking

FSU awarded grant for solar energy project

…and more!

 

 

E.PRICE-coverHighlights of the Fall 2015 issue:

Marshall’s Dr. Elmer Price: Professor FIREed up at Marshall

WVU’s groundbreaking solar energy research published in Nature Photonics

Skull Morphology study continued last summer at West Liberty

WVSU students tour Stonewall Gathering System Pipeline

…and more!

 

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Highlights of the Summer 2015 issue:

WVSU’s Micheal Fultz: The chemistry of outreach

WVU’s Dinu to lead new biomedical engineering program

Concord University to study impact of undergrad research

New bone stabilization system used on first U.S. patients at Marshall

…and more!

 

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Highlights of the Spring 2015 issue:

WVU’s David Lederman: The leader in Lederman

Marshall biomechanics expert conducted medical testing at NFL Combine

WVU partners with NASA to launch state’s first satellite into orbit

West Liberty University’s Project crawdad mentors fifth graders in field science

Living symbol of Rockefeller’s science policy legacy finds home at WVU

…and more!

 

T.-CORRIGAN-COVERWinter 2015

Timothy Corrigan: Sometimes the best things come in nano packages

WVSU launches Energy and Environmental Science Institute

WVU earns grant to establish training program for science and math teachers

WVU Tech’s AWESOME group contributes to Girls’ Day at the Legislature

Marshall duo celebrates silver anniversary of research together

 

 

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Marcia Harrison: Marshall professor bridges Earth and space

WVU creates Energy Institute to generate energy collaboration

Local innovation celebrated in Huntington with WV Makes Festival

Fairmont State partners with UT on dark skies project for WV county

Shepherd professors bring STEM and middle school girls together

 

 

Sher-coverSummer 2014

Sher Hendrickson-Lambert: A walk on the wild side of science

WVU team developing test to diagnose traumatic brain injury

Marshall professor receives large grant to study progression of cancer

New instruments at WVSU expand research capabilities

WVSOM physiologist tackles issue of ventricular fibrillation

 

 

anderson-coverSpring 2014

Brian Anderson: West Virginia native sets the world of energy research abuzz

Marshall, WVSU and WVU each take action as result of chemical leak in Elk River

Davis & Elkins team researching impact of exercise on wellness

A West Virginia success story: eTouchSciences

Marshall anthropologist using 3-D printing technology for research and teaching

 

 

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Marshall University’s Dr. Andrew Nichols moves into the research fast lane

WVSU awarded $1.7 million in federal grants

WVU receives third straight invitation to compete in NASA/NIA robotics competition

Highlights from 2014 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

High school students engaged in exciting STEM project: launching a satellite into space

 

 

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Fall 2013

West Virginia University’s Dr. Nick Wu

WVSU student researchers named Outstanding Chapter by ACS

Marshall professor receives grant to study rattlesnake habitat

STaR Symposium 2013 – a success

Commentary on a national energy plan by Appalachian Power President Charles Patton

 

 

Summer 2013

Summer 2013

Dr. Barbara Liedl likes to grow things.

MU cancer researcher presents technology to
personalize chemotherapy

WVU Tech students show passion for robotics

Call to action on STEM engagement by WVSU
President Brian hemphill

 

 

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Spring 2013

The best job in the world: Alderson-Broaddus’ Dr. Charlie Chen

STaR Symposium to focus on Evolution of Energy

WVU Astronomer published in Nature

 

 

 

 

Neuron Winter 2013 cover Bin WangWinter 2013

A scientist for the 21st century

Research Trust Fund fully funded

Commentary from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin

 

 

 

 

Fall 2012

Here’s looking at you: West Virginia University’s Dr. Jeremy Dawson

Aither Chemicals identifies market demand for ethane

Modern meets rustic in WVU Solar Decathlon team home design

West Virginia State earns big grants, expands into Tech Park

 

 

 

Summer 2012

Leading undergrads to the Edge of Science

Joint gathering for STaR Symposium and WVa Academy of science

WVU Graham earns CAREER award

 

 

 

 

Spring 2012  

MU scientist explores obesity/cancer link

WVU adds sample prep lab to shared facilities

Where are the warblers


 

 

 

Fall/Winter 2011

Dr. Cerasela Zoica Dinu is making a difference in education and
research in West Virginia.

DOE awards $1.5 million to WVU Industrial Assessment Center

Newest WV crayfish discovered

 


 

 

Summer 2011

Keeping research vibrant: Wheeling Jesuit’s Dr. Bryan Raudenbush

WVU’s Legleiter earns CAREER award

New info on a 78-million year old plesiosaur

Biochar research shows promise

 

 

 

Spring 2011

Neuroscientist finds his niche: Marshall’s Dr. Brian Antonsen

Middle school girls discover excitement of STEM

Does West Virginia want a cracker?

Scouting STEM: Commentary by U.S. Representative Nick Rahall

 

 

 

Winter 2011

Astrophysicst making waves, discovering pulsars: WVU’s Dr. Maura McLaughlin

D.C. police recognize Marshall forensics department

Burgeoning biomedical research at WVSU

Commentary by TechConnect WV’s Anne Barth

 

 

 

Fall 2010

Shaping tomorrow’s scientists: Marshall University’s Dr. Tina Cartwright

West Virginia receives 5-year, $20 million EPSCoR grant

Diagnosing cancer at heart of nanomaterials studies at WVU

Promoting research today, investing in tomorrow: Commentary by Senator Jay Rockefeller

 

 

 

Summer 2010

A true teacher-scholar: West Virginia University’s Dr. ‘Mike’ Shi

WVU student Scott Cushing named Goldwater Scholar

A summer of STEM activities

 

 

 

 

Spring 2010

Marshall University’s lab on cutting edge

Mounting research achievements at West Virginia Wesleyan College

Commentary by Governor Joe Manchin: Technology Park gives us a chance
to achieve goals

 

 

 

 

Winter 2010

Shepherd University astrophysics aims for the skies

STEM Opportunities across the state

Young researchers showcase discoveries at state capitol

 

 

 

 

Fall 2009

Dr. Letha Sooter is working to develop sensors for the U.S. Military

Young West Virginians make celestrial discoveries

Bucks for Brains on the move

Pioneering research at Marshall on acetaminophen