College of Science News Archive

Navy awards two research awards to research corporation
The Marshall University Research Corporation was recently named the awardee on two grants from the U.S. Navy. The first is a $104,992 federal contract for Herpetofaunal and Small Mammal Survey. The second is a $89,817 contract for a vegetation survey and assessment of vegetation vulnerability to sea-level rise.
Maternal diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids may protect offspring from breast cancer
According to researchers at Marshall University, a maternal diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids protects from breast cancer development in offspring. In a new study recently published by Frontiers in Cell and Development Biology, researchers noted a significant difference in mice from mothers that were fed a diet rich in canola oil, compared with mothers fed a diet rich in corn oil.
Brunty named a finalist as Forensic 4:Cast Mentor of the Year
Josh Brunty, an associate professor in Marshall University’s cyber forensics and security program, is a finalist for the Forensic 4:Cast Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Mentor of the Year.
Faces of Physics speaker series to feature Bob Lutz of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
The Marshall University Society of Physics Students will present the last speaker in the 2020-21 Faces of Physics virtual speaker series in an online presentation planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 12.
Rushton named secretary for executive board of Council of Forensic Science Educators
Dr. Catherine Rushton, director of Marshall’s Forensic Science program, has been named secretary of the executive board for the Council of Forensic Science Educators (COFSE), an organization of professionals teaching forensic science in universities, high schools and international institutions that aims to promote and exchange resources among those educating future forensic scientists.
Researchers study campus wastewater for SARS-CoV-2
Members of the Marshall University research community have looked to an usual outlet to supplement the battle against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19.
Faces of Physics series continues April 12 with lecture on building radio telescopes
Marshall University’s Faces of Physics virtual speakers series continues at 7 p.m. Monday, April 12, with an online presentation by radio astronomer Pranav Sanghavi. His talk, “On Building Radio Telescopes: From Radio Astronomy for Classrooms to Detecting Fast Radio Bursts,” is free and open to all.
Students coaching 2021 West Virginia Science Olympiad team in national competition
Ten Marshall University students are helping coach 15 students from Cabell Midland High School as they prepare for the 2021 National Science Olympiad competition, which will be held virtually May 21-22 from Arizona State University.
Artists, Scholars, and Innovators lecture series to feature award-winning faculty
- The Artists, Scholars, and Innovators lecture series, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning at Marshall University, is presented by award-winning faculty who are chosen by their peers for their artistic, scholarly, or innovative achievements. The spring 2021 series will be hosted virtually and will open at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 18, with a lecture by Marshall Professor Dan Hollis, titled “Storytelling and Storytelling.”
Faces of Physics series to feature expert on the ‘Physics of Cancer’
The Marshall University Society of Physics Students and the American Institute of Physics will continue their “Faces of Physics Virtual Speaker Series” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, with Dr. Kandice Tanner of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute. She will speak about “The Physics of Cancer” and her presentation is free and open to all.