News Archives

College of Science welcomes students to Orientation
June 13, 2024 · COS News, Science Abstracts
COS Advisors and Associate Dean Anna Mummert working hard this week during New Student Orientation making certain that our new students have their schedules and that they are prepared and ready to begin classes for Fall 24. Our Advisors and Deans are wonderful and they are a great asset to our students. Thank you, Advisors
WV high school students learn at anatomical summer camp
WV high school students having fun at the anatomical summer camp training at Marshall campus led by Dr. Habiba Chirchir. They learned about kidney and heart anatomy as they dissected sheep kidneys and cow hearts. The training was funded by the American Association for Anatomy.
Forensic Science faculty honored with ASTM International award
Dr. Kim Kunkler, an assistant professor in Forensic Science, has been honored by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International with its 2023 Forensic Sciences Award. The award was given in recognition of continuous and outstanding contributions to the committee’s standards development. Since joining ASTM in 2017, Kunkler has seen several fire debris
Forensic Science Class of 2024 ranked #1 in national assessment
Marshall University Forensic Science Graduate Program Class of 2024 has ranked #1 overall on the American Board of Criminalistics’ (ABC) Forensic Science Assessment Test (FSAT)! This is the thirteenth year our Forensic Science students have achieved the #1 overall ranking in the past fifteen years. Congratulations to our hard-working students for achieving continuation of Marshall’s
Chemistry professor named a Student Success Champion
April 25, 2024 · Chemistry, Science Abstracts
Dr. Laura McCunn, Professor of Chemistry, has been named a Student Success Champion by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Student Success. She received the award surrounded by many of the chemistry majors who nominated her for encouraging students in the classroom and research lab. Congratulations!
College of Science faculty lead sessions at Tristate STEM+M High School
Four College of Science faculty members participated in the Marshall Takeover of the Tristate STEM+M High School on Friday, April 19. Dr Holly Cyphert, Dr Sachiko McBride, Dr Shannon Miller-Mace, and Dr Anna Mummert. The 55 high school students experienced a full day of Marshall classes from 15 Marshall faculty from across the university.
Biology student Walker Tatum receives inaugural Current Student “3 C’s” award
Congratulations to Walker Tatum, recipient of the inaugural Current Student Dr. Ronald G. Area “3 C’s” Award! Presented on April 13th during the 85th Alumni Awards Banquet in the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall, this honor celebrates Walker’s exceptional commitment to Marshall University’s community, current students, and alumni. As Student Body President and a senior
Chemistry students present at DiscoverBMB
April 18, 2024 · Chemistry, Science Abstracts
DiscoverBMB 2024; Kolling traveled with Trace Clark, Sierra Lutz, Brendin Flinn, Garrett Shields, Jacob Blizzard, Jaxon Smith, and Aaron Grimmett to DiscoverBMB (the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Meeting) in San Antonio, TX. All 7 students presented posters on their tardigrade-based research in the Kolling Lab.
Geology student awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship
Congratulations to Paul Summers for being awarded a NSF Graduate Fellowship! The NGFP supports and recognizes outstanding graduate students who are pursing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in NSF – supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics discipline at an accredited U.S. Institution. Paul graduated from Marshall University with a B.S. in Geology in 2023 and
Mathematics student presents at Mathematical Association of America conference
The College of Science would like to recognize one of Dr. Cuchta’s students, Richard Williams. Richard is a mathematics major and he gave a talk at the Allegheny Mountain Section conference of the Mathematical Association of America. The conference was held in Fairmont, WV on April 5th and 6th. Richard gave a presentation titled “A