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Dr. Xiaopeng Ning (left), West Virginia University, Industrial and Management Systems Engineer, helping a human subject perform a simulated fetal-tuck posture; this posture is commonly used by astronauts in space to relieve lower back pain. This research was sponsored by WV EPSCoR RID and was entitled “Understand the effects of fetal tuck position on lumbar spine: designing countermeasures to relieve low back pain among astronauts during space flight.”

Dr. Tesfaye Belay of Bluefield State College (BSC), a HBCU member of NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium (WVSGC), mentors BSC undergraduate student Candice Harris. This research was sponsored by WV EPSCoR RID and was entitled “Effect of Starvation on Protein Profiles of Pseudomonas aeruginosa”

Dr. Jason Gross (right), assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, will receive a two-year, $200,000 grant — with optional funding for a third year — as part of our New Investigator Program. In addition, thanks to an Air Force Office of Scientific Research Summer Faculty Fellowship Program award, Dr. Gross will spend eight weeks during the summer at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright- Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, working on GNSS integrity monitoring. Seed funding for Dr. Gross’ work in this area was provided by Statler College and WV EPSCoR RID and was entitled “Ultra-Wideband Ranging and Communications to Augment GPS Relative Navigation of UAVs”

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EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15  

NASA Office of Education’s Aerospace Research & Career Development (ARCD) is pleased to release NASA EPSCoR Stimuli, a collection of univers...

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