Eberly News

WVU researchers using virtual reality gaming to address behavioral health care workforce shortage

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Virtual reality games are a good form of entertainment and relaxation, but for this team of West Virginia University School of Social Work researchers, virtual reality gamification is being used as a launchpad to careers in behavioral health.

Jamie Shinn and WVU research team exploring how West Virginians bounce back after disastrous flooding

A team of West Virginia University researchers is studying resiliency in flood-devastated communities with support from the National Science Foundation by delving into lessons learned from one of the deadliest West Virginia floods in recent memory. 

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Ayah Aldebyan

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Morgantown 

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Laura Rose Atkinson

Major: Political Science, AOE- Pre-Law and Legal Studies
Morgantown, WV

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Allison Barr

Majors: Biology (B.A.) and Animal & Nutritional Sciences (B.S.)
Hometown: Moorefield, WV

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Raeanne Beckner

Major: Journalism and Multidisciplinary Studies
Areas of Emphasis: in Political Science, Leadership Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies
Hometown: Bridgeport, WV

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Nathaniel Beer

Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: Buckhannon, WV

2022-23 Eberly Scholars: Emily Budik

Major: Psychology; Art Therapy
Hometown: Weirton, WV