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Welcome to WV-DOE EPSCoR

Welcome to the web site of the West Virginia-U.S. Department of Energy's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (WV-DOE EPSCoR). Energy has been identified by the West Virginia EPSCoR Advisory Committee and the West Virginia Science and Technology Council (WV STAC) to be a focal area of research important to the state.

West Virginia is proud to have received the highest rating for research for its State Implementation Plan proposal on advancing state-of-the-art electric power transmission and distribution systems under a deregulated, restructured utility environment. We are also pleased to have received a second SIP award for fuel cell research. Many of our state's researchers have also enjoyed success through the Laboratory Partnership Program.

The WV-DOE EPSCoR program is coordinated for the state through the offices of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE) at West Virginia University, Dr. Richard A. Bajura, Director.

Laboratory Partnership Program: Professor Earl Scime's research team working with the WVU space plasma simulation experiment (LEIA). Counterclockwise from right John Kline, Xuan Sun, Dr. Robert Boivin (in background), Professor Earl Scime, and Amy Keesee - West Virginia University Department of Physics. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, partner.