Fairmont State University’s Department of Natural Sciences has received a $50,000 grant from the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) with a $15,000 match from the University for a genetic analyzer.
Students in the Biology and Forensic Science programs presented their projects from their senior capstone seminar classes on Friday morning and for the first time ever, presenting to their underclassmen peers.
During February’s Faculty Senate meeting, Fairmont State University’s forensic science program received approval for the creation of a Forensic and Investigative Science minor. This is only the second program of its kind in West Virginia.
Fairmont State University, in conjunction with West Virginia Wesleyan College, has been awarded $4,000 in grant funding from West Virginia Science and Research to support faculty development. The funding will allow Kristy Henson, Assistant Professor of Forensic Science at Fairmont State, and Dr. Greg Popovich, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at West Virginia Wesleyan, to attend the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society annual meeting in Portland, Oregon in May.
Fairmont State students recently participated National Forensic Science Week (September 16-22). To celebrate, Dr. Mark Flood and Ms. Kristy Henson, M.S. took their Intro to Forensic Science students to tour the West Virginia State Police Forensics Laboratory in Charleston. This is the only full forensics lab in the state.
A team of Fairmont State University students finished in second place in the Forensic Science Quiz Bowl competition at the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists meeting in Hershey, Pa.
Forensic Science majors Megan Collins of Mount Clare, Jackie Turner of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jenn Clymer of Holicong, Pa., and Marley Snider of Paden City competed as part of the FSU team on Thursday, Nov. 6.
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