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From the laboratory to the classroom, from the field to the greenhouse, West Virginia State University conducts research that is highly applicable and responsive to agricultural, environmental and societal needs, while providing hands-on student learning opportunities.

We understand that research and development are campus-wide initiatives. As a Land-Grant Institution, the conducting of scientific research is part of our three-fold mission, along with outreach and education. Therefore, our land-grant research division – the Agricultural and Environmental Research Station – is responsible for a comprehensive portfolio of research that spans several areas.

In addition to AERS, our four Academic Colleges (Arts & Humanities, Business & Social Sciences, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, and Professional Studies) continuously work to better the lives of West Virginians through qualitative and quantitative work that covers a wide array of topics, and provide the best in student-learning opportunities.

Finally, WVSU is involved in two specific research components: biomedical research through the WV IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE), and the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). 

You'll also find information here about our STEP to Success program, which promotes STEM careers as a college focus for school-age youth, and the WVSU Research and Development Corporation.

Research at WVSU is administratively located within the Research and Public Service division. Learn more about our Public Service initiatives here.
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