College of Science News Archive

Department of Mathematics to host the 4th International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications
September 14, 2022 · College of Science, Featured, News Release
The Marshall University Department of Mathematics will host the 4th International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications (ICOSDA 2022) from Thursday, Oct. 13 to Saturday, Oct. 15, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Huntington.
Microbiology lab acquires state-of-the-art Motic microscopes
When Marshall University students are working in the microbiology teaching lab in the Department of Biological Sciences, they’ll now be able to capture images of their samples and download them using tablets that are attached right to the microscopes themselves. These new, state-of-the-art Panthera E2 Trinoc Compound microscopes are game-changers for scientists, said Dr. Wendy Trzyna, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.
Faces of Physics Virtual Speaker Series discussion to be held Sept. 15
Marshall University's chapter of the Society of Physics Students is continuing its Faces of Physics Virtual Speaker Series in the Fall 2022 semester, kicking off with Andrew Muñoz, a geophysicist for Ensign Natural Resources. He will speak on “Career Paths in Applied Geophysics” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15.
Faculty, alumni play key roles in the 2022 National Youth Science Camp
On Wednesday, July 20, the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) said goodbye to 120 delegates from over 40 states and 12 Western Hemisphere nations. Since its inception in 1963 as part of West Virginia’s Centennial, the NYSCamp has honored over 6,200 students, giving them the opportunity to participate in a rigorous STEM enrichment program. Operated by the National Youth Science Foundation, its mission is to inspire lifelong engagement and ethical leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through its proven educational model for mentoring, challenging, and motivating students.
First fellow named in new West Virginia National Guard cyber program
Marshall University welcomes Jaylan L. Mobley (pictured) of the West Virginia National Guard to serve as the university’s first West Virginia National Guard fellow. The fellowship was outlined in the university’s recent memorandum of understanding with the West Virginia National Guard and provides a fellow to work full-time in the Institute for Cyber Security (ICS).
Students in M.S. in Forensic Science program achieve highest collective score nationwide on Forensic Science Assessment Test
The graduating class of Marshall University’s Master of Science in Forensic Science program has again earned the highest collective score in the nation on the Forensic Science Assessment Test (FSAT). Since the program was accredited in 2005, Marshall’s M.S. Forensic Science students have ranked No. 1 for 11 of the 13 years that they participated.
Shakirov wins highly competitive NIH R01 grant to continue research
Dr. Eugene Shakirov (pictured), an assistant professor of biological sciences at Marshall University, was awarded a $1.18 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH R01 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will support his research, “Genetic and epigenetic architecture of natural telomere length variation.”
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.