College of Science News Archive

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.
Gardner reelected to InfraGard West Virginia Board of Directors
Bill Gardner, assistant professor in the digital forensics and information assurance program at Marshall University and the new cyber forensics and security graduate program, has been reelected to the InfraGard West Virginia Board of Directors for a new two-year term.
Higher Education Policy Commission renews grant for SURE program
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has renewed grant funding for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program at schools around the state including Marshall University. SURE grants offer undergraduate students at Marshall the opportunity for hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics research
Collegiate Cyber Defense team places in top 10 of National Cyber League Team competition
For the third consecutive season, Marshall’s Collegiate Cyber Defense team placed in the top 10 of the National Cyber League (NCL) team competition.
Biological Sciences graduates publish research on effects of water contaminants
Marshall University graduates and faculty member Dr. Philippe Georgel of the Department of Biological Sciences in Marshall’s College of Science have published research on the effects of emerging contaminants in major waterways, including the Ohio River. Their study, published in the journal “Water,” was supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
Telomere research published in Nature Communications
Findings from a recent research project, conducted by a Marshall University scientist and assistant professor in the Marshall University College of Science, with researchers in Texas, was recently published in the December issue of the prestigious online journal, Nature Communications.
Cooper speaks at Women & Technology Conference
December 2, 2019 · College of Science, Press Releases
Chelsie Cooper, an employee of the Marshall University’s digital forensics and information assurance program and an alumna of the program, spoke as a panelist at the Women & Technology Conference in Charleston earlier this semester. Cooper serves as an advisor for Marshall’s Women in Cyber organization and attended the conference with 10 student members of that group.
Sammons to speak at 2019 West Virginia Coding and Cyber Summit
Marshall University’s John Sammons, director of the digital forensics and information assurance program in the College of Science, will participate in a panel discussion at the 2019 West Virginia Coding and Cyber Summit, which goes on from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston.
NASA astronaut, solar systems ambassador to speak
November 1, 2019 · College of Science, Press Releases
Marshall University will host a NASA astronaut and a NASA solar systems ambassador Nov. 7-8 to speak as part of the 2019 meeting of the Appalachian American Association of Physics Teachers (A-AAPT 2019), which goes on Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 7-9, on the Huntington campus.
Board of Governors approves plan for new cyber graduate degree program
Stadium drawings shared and purchase of land for parking garage approved