College of Science News Archive

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.
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.