Forensic Science

Fairmont State Forensic Science Program to Host 'Kickin it for Katy' 5K

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Fairmont State University Forensic Science Program will host the ‘Kickin it for Katy’ 5K run and walk on Saturday, April 2 on the University’s campus. All proceeds from the races will go to the Kaitlynn Towson Forensic Memorial Award to raise awareness around suicide prevention, benefitting Fairmont State students enrolled in the Forensic Science program.

Fairmont State Forensic Science Ranks Ninth Among Best Affordable Programs in U.S.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Fairmont State University has received the ninth ranking among the 100 Best Affordable Forensic Science Programs in the country by University Headquarters. University Headquarters is an online resource aiming to help students navigate the higher education process, assisting students to find top rated colleges, scholarships, potential salaries upon graduation and determining a career path.

Class of 2021 Graduate Profile: Peydan McVicker

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Senior forensic science student Peydan McVicker, from Farmington, West Virginia, transferred to Fairmont State after her freshman year of college in hopes of receiving more individualized attention that would nurture her passion for sustainability.   

Grant helps to fund research equipment at Fairmont State University

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Fairmont State University has been awarded grant funding from West Virginia Science and Research, a division of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The $20,000 award will support the purchase of a new functional magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer. 

Fairmont State receives grant to fund Forensic Laboratory equipment

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Fairmont State University has been awarded grant funding from West Virginia Science and Research, a division of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The $12,806 award will support the purchase of a Forensic Comparison Microscope, a 3D Light Scanner, and hardware to run both pieces of equipment. 

Forensic Science program in top 10 affordable schools by Affordable Schools

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Fairmont State University has been named one of the top 10 most affordable schools for Forensic Science by Affordable Schools. 

Dr. Mark Flood, Fairmont State coordinator of the Forensic Science program, said this ranking is exciting and shows the quality of the Forensic Science program while also still be affordable. 

Department of Natural Sciences receives grant for new technology

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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.

Seniors present capstone seminar findings with peers, faculty

Friday, April 26, 2019

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. 

Forensic Science minor approved by faculty senate

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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.

Henson awarded travel grant by WV Science and Research

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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.

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