Welcome to Marshall University’s College of Science
The Third Avenue facade of Marshall University’s Science Building in Huntington, WV is adorned with a stunning stone bas-relief featuring tributes to influential scientists – all framing the phrase, “Science is Truth, Truth is Beauty.”
Science, at its core, is the collaborative search for truth. The process – making observations, asking a question, performing research, formulating a hypothesis, developing an experiment, collecting data, analyzing results, and reporting conclusions – is more than just a method. It’s critical thinking. It’s identifying problems and problem solving.
The process is collaborative by its nature. New perspectives bring in different experiences and additional expertise, improving each step of the process. Cultivating consensus coalesces confidence. Each answer discovered spurs new questions.
Science is the process of discovery that seeks to explain the truth of the world in which we live, and better understanding this truth amplifies the beauty of our world.