Undergraduate Research Group
Undergraduate students in the School of Public Health can meet research mentors and connect to projects through the Undergraduate Research Group.
- Creating a forum for better understanding the research enterprise and the value of public health research.
- Developing original student research projects and disseminating this work through research presentations and papers.
- Connecting students to research mentors and meaningful roles in existing professional research projects, including roles that lead to co-presentations and co-authorships.
Students who participate in this group can expect to achieve 2-3 of the following outcomes each year:
Type 1: Developing Original Student Research
- Develop original student research projects using existing or original data.
- Submit original student research presentations to WVU and Health Sciences Center-sponsored research events (e.g., Health Sciences' Van Liere Research Day, WVU's Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol and WVU's Summer Research Symposium).
- Present original student research at WVU and HSC-sponsored research events and research group events (listed above).
- Submit and publish original student research manuscripts to student journals (e.g., Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review).
Type 2: Assisting with Existing Professional Research
- Participate meaningfully in an existing research project under the supervision of a faculty member or mentor.
- Co-present with a faculty member at a state or national conference.
- Co-author a manuscript with a faculty member that is submitted to a professional journal.