College of Science News Archive

Chemistry professor awarded nearly $400,000 for research
The National Science Foundation has awarded $366,624 for a research project at Marshall University that could have findings affecting everything from how to protect humans during space travel to how to store drugs and vaccines at room temperature.
Students participate in world’s largest international cyber defense exercise
Students from Marshall University went to Morgantown last month and participated in the world’s largest international cyber defense exercise, run virtually by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia.
College of Science hosts 2022 West Virginia Science Olympiad, will prep winning team for national competition
Marshall University’s College of Science hosted the 2022 West Virginia Science Olympiad March 5, bringing approximately 70 high school students to the Huntington campus to test their scientific knowledge.
Marshall forms cyber security partnership with West Virginia National Guard, Forge Security LLC
Marshall University’s Institute for Cyber Security (ICS) is teaming up with the West Virginia National Guard and Forge Security LLC to enhance cyber security efforts and strengthen the future of cyber security professionals.
Professor and fellow researcher of the same name team up to complete research publication from different continents
It first sparked some confusion back in 1992, and it may be sparking some confusion to this day. Marshall University’s Dr. Philippe Georgel, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has a colleague with the same name, doing research in his same field, but based at Université de Strasbourg. They’ve followed each other’s work for 30 years. And finally, they’ve teamed up for a project.
Society of Physics Students earns Outstanding Chapter Award
Marshall University’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students has earned an Outstanding Chapter award from the national SPS office for the second year in a row.
Biology faculty members awarded grant to conduct anatomy education for high schoolers in West Virginia
Dr. Habiba Chirchir, an associate professor of biological sciences in Marshall University’s College of Science, has been awarded a grant by the American Association for Anatomists. The $50,000 grant will support the development and implementation of an anatomy training program for high schoolers in West Virginia.
Students participate in Great Lunar Expedition for Everyone workshop
Members of Marshall University’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) participated in the Great Lunar Expedition for Everyone (GLEE) workshop Oct. 21-24 in Boulder, Colorado. Students A.J. Messinger and Peter Burbery, led by Assistant Professor Dr. Sean P. McBride of Marshall’s Department of Physics, joined 19 other teams chosen from high schools, community colleges and universities across the country for this beta version of the hands-on workshop.
Forensic Science graduate students earn Paul H. and Dixie O. Nicely Scholarship
Two students in Marshall University’s forensic science master’s degree program are recipients of the Paul H. and Dixie O. Nicely Scholarship. Jacob Bennett and Shelby Morgan will each receive $1,000 as winners of the scholarship, which was established by Tamela J. White-Farrell to honor her father and her mother.
Graduate students rank No. 1 on Forensic Science Assessment Test
Students in Marshall University’s Master of Science in Forensic Science program achieved the highest collective score in the nation on the Forensic Science Assessment Test or FSAT, given April 12, 2021.