Eberly News

Meet the Grads: Phillip Irion

After Phillip Irion was accepted into his dream school ---West Virginia University, of course ---he knew he wanted to pursue a degree in science. But which science? Unsure of what science degree he wanted to pursue, Irion ultimately declared a major in forensic and investigative science with an emphasis in forensic biology.

Put some putty on it

Chemistry professor exploring use of putty to collect gun residue samples

Hoover Foundation endows forensic and investigative science scholarship

Growing up, Tabetha Soberdash always knew she wanted to be a lawyer. 

Cold Cases

WVU students partner with Atlanta organization to solve cold cases

The West Virginia University Department of Forensic and Investigative Science and the College of Law Innocence Project recently partnered with the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a non-profit organization based out of Atlanta.

J. Edgar Hoover Foundation establishes scholarship in forensic science program

The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation has awarded a scholarship to West Virginia University to establish The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship for students enrolled in the Department of Forensic and Investigative Science in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. This first-of-its-kind philanthropic gift from the Hoover Foundation will provide scholarships for four qualified students in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Forensic Chemistry cover

Forensics professor founds new scholarly journal

Publication is one of the most important aspects of research, sharing the knowledge found by your institution. However, forensic chemistry researchers have had difficulty publishing due to the technical nature of their work. Glen P. Jackson, Ming Hsieh Distinguished Professor of Forensic and Investigative Science at West Virginia University, has changed that.

WVU Board of Governors approve new Forensic and Investigative Science Ph.D. program

The WVU Department of Forensic and Investigative Science has taken the lead in forensic science education once again by developing a new Ph.D. program which was approved last week by the West Virginia University Board of Governors.