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WVPA Staff Report
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With President Gordon Gee outlining WVU’s role in charting West Virginia’s future, explanations of social media’s role in the 2016 Presidential election and talk about everything from robotics to crime scene investigation, WVU’s first Academic Media Day provided attending media with a wide range of possible articles.
The most valuable piece of information, according to the event’s organizer, John Bolt, WVU’s Senior Executive Director of Communications, was a simple link: https://experts.wvu.edu/experts.
The goal of the Academic Media Day program was to help reporters, editors and others in media as depth and detail to articles and coverage through the use of experts in the WVU database.
Academic Media Day was “an opportunity for reporters and editors to connect with West Virginia University’s top — and most topical — researchers. The University invited media to hear about their work and why it matters, and come away with stories, ideas and contacts for the future,” Bolt said.
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Below are the presenters at WVU Academic Media Day, links to some of the presentations, and their bios:
Presentation: One year after Volkswagen
Dan Carder, director, Center for Alternative Fuels, Emissions and Engines
Elizabeth Cohen studies the “the bright side” of media uses and effects or the prosocial impact of involvement with different media on people’s social lives. She is also interested in the social and emotional benefits of shared media experiences, such as live tweeting and television co-viewing between friends, fans or family.
Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, assistant professor
Department of Communication Studies
Paul Ziemkiewicz specializes in issues surrounding the use and disposal of water in drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region. He also focuses on acid mine drainage research and watershed restoration.
Presentation: What MSEEL tells us about shale gas water and waste
Dr. Paul Ziemkiewicz, director
Water Research Institute
Sergiy Yakovenko is at the frontline of research and development of rehabilitation of movement impairments, such as those associated with post-stroke disability. His goal is to make rehabilitation more accessible, affordable and fun by delivering subject-specific robotic and virtual reality rehabilitation in the form of engaging rehab games.
Presentation: A slice of WVU’s neuroscience research
Dr. Sergiy Yakovenko, director
Neural Engineering Lab
One of Glen Jackson’s research goals is to move biomedical, analytical and forensic research forward through the development of mass spectrometric instrumentation. He has also focuses on drug, ignitable liquid residue, explosives and synthetic cannabinoid analyses.
Presentation: Forensic science at WVU
Dr. Glen Jackson, Ming Hsieh Distinguished Professor of
Forensic and Investigative Science