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Forensic and Investigative Science Explores Partnership with China

The two-day event consisted of tours of departmental facilities on the downtown and Evansdale campuses as well as opportunities to meet with Forensic & Investigative Science faculty and graduate students. Dr. Liu’s fellowship is associated with the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and thus he visited with Associate Professor of Law Valena Beety, Director of the WVU Innocence Project.

Put some putty on it

Forensic and Investigative Science/Chemistry professor exploring use of putty to collect gun residue samples

Best Photography Exhibit for 2016

Ms. Kelli Sullivan, a junior in the FIS program, was chosen by the faculty as having the best forensic photography presentation in Professor Ken Bauer’s forensic photography course.

Ph.D. Program Allowing Forensic Science Research to Expand at WVU

In West Virginia University’s Department of Forensic and Investigative Science, much of that hands-on experience comes from assisting faculty with active research. Thanks to the newly developed Ph.D. program, students are able to be trained in undergraduate and stay to continue long term research.

Hoover Foundation endows forensic and investigative science scholarship

With dreams of becoming a Supreme Court justice, the West Virginia University junior aspires to be the kind of attorney who understands the science behind the evidence.

Forensic and Investigative Science in Amman

“Gratitude to our American friends for the class and their efforts.” 

-Jordanian workshop participant

CBD-IAI Meets in Morgantown

WVU graduate student, Ms. Korina Menking-Hoggatt, summarized the seminar on behalf of her colleagues: “The conference was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed hearing forensic practitioners talk about cutting edge forensic science and realizing my education at WVU is preparing me to be an excellent practitioner.”

Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Wotring

Tyler Wotring, an alumnus of Forensic and Investigative Science, talks about what he has been up to since graduating in Spring 2008.

FIS Summer Internship

The internship experience allows students to gain insight to the tasks that a forensic scientist performs on a daily basis. For more information about summer internships, please click here.

Graduate Student Awarded Notable Research Grant

Ms. Nobel is a second year M.S. student working with Dr. Jacqueline Speir. Madonna came from Malaysia to study and earn her B.S. in Forensic and Investigative Science at WVU. Afterwards, she decided to continue for her M.S. degree. According to Dr. Speir, “Madonna expressed initiative regarding her research objectives very early on in her graduate career.” Jacqueline went on to say that Madonna “used her thesis project as a means to learn completely new scientific concepts, as opposed to selecting a project built off of any pre-existing knowledge…and that this enthusiasm and aptitude, combined with a meaningful research question, was reflected in her grant proposal.”