College of Science News Archive

New undergraduate major in specialty agriculture now available
The Marshall University College of Science is now enrolling students in a new undergraduate major in specialty agriculture, which prepares them for the field of sustainable, high-yield agriculture suitable for mountainous regions and small land areas. 
Accelerated B.S./Ph.D. program introduced
September 11, 2020 · College of Science, Featured, News Release
An accelerated program that allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in seven years, compared to the traditional nine years, is now available at Marshall University.
Freshmen among the state’s first Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars
Two incoming Marshall University freshmen have been named among West Virginia's first class of Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars.
Students receive grants from NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium
Students Darby McCloud, Michael Smith, Brendin Flinn and Ashley Dague from Marshall University’s College of Science have received $5,000 research grants from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium and will be working alongside Marshall faculty as part of Marshall University’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program.
Cyber forensics and security program named finalist for Forensic 4:Cast award
Marshall University’s cyber forensics and security program is a finalist for the Forensic 4:Cast Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Program or Training Course of the Year.
Collegiate Cyber Defense Team wins national championship
Marshall University’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Team recently won the national championship in the spring season of the National Cyber League (NCL). The team placed first out of 925 teams competing.
Biology faculty member appointed to national committee, receives grant for human fossil research
Dr. Habiba Chirchir, an assistant professor of biology in Marshall’s College of Science, has been selected by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) to serve on the Science Policy Committee for a two-year term, beginning July 1, and has recently received a competitive research grant from the Leakey Foundation.
Company co-founded by chemistry professor to be featured in new TV series
A company co-founded by Marshall University Chemistry Professor Dr. Michael Norton will be featured in a new television series that will begin airing May 19 on ABC.
Forensic Science Center enters new partnership
The Marshall University Forensic Science Center (MUFSC) has entered into a collaborative partnership with the ANDE Corporation, which is placing a Rapid DNA instrument at the MUFSC for DNA analysts to evaluate for future validation and testing.