College of Science News Archive

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.
Student wins Goldwater Scholarship
Marshall University student Maria “Ellie” White has been named one of 396 college students to receive a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
Professor spearheading effort to make surgical masks from high-end furnace filters
Dr. Suzanne Strait, who has taught thousands of West Virginia’s health care workers in her anatomy class in the College of Science, is spearheading an effort to rapidly produce surgical masks made from high-end furnace filters, and is looking for help from locals who can sew and are not immunocompromised.
13th annual AIDE conference set for April
Marshall University is now accepting registration for participants, presenters and sponsors for the 13th annual Appalachia Institute of Digital Evidence conference. The conference is planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13-17 in the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus. "In our 13th year, this conference is needed more than ever," said John
Department of Geology receives $1 million Kingdom Geoscience software package; plans to participate in international geoscience competition
Marshall University has received a $1,040,850 Kingdom Geoscience software package from IHS Markit (, an international company that provides information, analytics and solutions to clients in a variety of sectors. The Kingdom Geoscience Bundle and LoadPAK are industry-standard tools and technology that are used by geoscientists and engineers to explore for and develop petroleum resources. Now Marshall students will have access to these tools as part of their hands-on education and faculty will be able to conduct and present research at a more advanced and technical level.