College of Science News Archive

Marshall’s Institute for Cyber Security has received $1.75 million from the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Byrne Discretionary Grant Program to establish a Law Enforcement Training Center in Forensic Sciences (FTC), including digital forensics and forensic genetic genealogy (FGG). In partnership with the West Virginia State Police Forensics Laboratory, Mountwest Community and Technical College (MCTC) and

Marshall University’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students has earned an Outstanding Chapter award from the national SPS office for a third year.

A team of Marshall University cyber students scored 28th out of 3,926 teams at the National Cyber League’s Fall 2022 competition last month, putting the team in the top 0.71% of the competitors.

Marshall University will host a ribbon-cutting at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, for the newly expanded West Virginia State Police Digital Forensics Lab, located at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center’s annex. With 800 additional square feet of space, the now 1,400-square-foot lab accommodates more space for Marshall students to complete internships with the state police.

The Marshall University Department of Mathematics will host the 4th International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications (ICOSDA 2022) from Thursday, Oct. 13 to Saturday, Oct. 15, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Huntington.

When Marshall University students are working in the microbiology teaching lab in the Department of Biological Sciences, they’ll now be able to capture images of their samples and download them using tablets that are attached right to the microscopes themselves. These new, state-of-the-art Panthera E2 Trinoc Compound microscopes are game-changers for scientists, said Dr. Wendy Trzyna, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Marshall University’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students is continuing its Faces of Physics Virtual Speaker Series in the Fall 2022 semester, kicking off with Andrew Muñoz, a geophysicist for Ensign Natural Resources. He will speak on “Career Paths in Applied Geophysics” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15.

On Wednesday, July 20, the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) said goodbye to 120 delegates from over 40 states and 12 Western Hemisphere nations. Since its inception in 1963 as part of West Virginia’s Centennial, the NYSCamp has honored over 6,200 students, giving them the opportunity to participate in a rigorous STEM enrichment program. Operated by the National Youth Science Foundation, its mission is to inspire lifelong engagement and ethical leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through its proven educational model for mentoring, challenging, and motivating students.

Marshall University welcomes Jaylan L. Mobley (pictured) of the West Virginia National Guard to serve as the university’s first West Virginia National Guard fellow. The fellowship was outlined in the university’s recent memorandum of understanding with the West Virginia National Guard and provides a fellow to work full-time in the Institute for Cyber Security (ICS).

The graduating class of Marshall University’s Master of Science in Forensic Science program has again earned the highest collective score in the nation on the Forensic Science Assessment Test (FSAT). Since the program was accredited in 2005, Marshall’s M.S. Forensic Science students have ranked No. 1 for 11 of the 13 years that they participated.