The Marshall University NASA West Virginia Space
Grant Advisory Consortium
competitive Space Grant Scholarships to students interested in a
career in science, mathematics, health care, engineering,
science education, or working on a NASA-related science or
teaching research project. The committee also funds proposals
from science faculty for research related to science and
engineering, and mini-grants up to $1,000 to promote research initiation and research
capability enhancement in the areas of science and engineering.
Funds may be used to partially support activities such as travel
to NASA Space Center to establish research relationships with
NASA scientists, to attend national conferences, or to visit a
University Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
actively promotes scientific research and
the promise of science and technology. Its goals are to foster
interaction among science, technology, and society; to encourage
appreciation and support of original work in science and
technology; and to honor scientific research accomplishments.
The Marshall University chapter is one of more than 500 chapters
at academic institutions, government laboratories, and industry
research centers that belong to the national
Sigma Xi Society.
University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi (Public
Relations Officer, 2010-present) was installed in Nov. 2010
and initiated its first student members in April 2011.
Phi Kappa Phi
is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society.
The society is for all academic disciplines for seniors and graduate students who rank in the upper 10% of their class.
Marshall University Greenhouse (Manager) houses the living plant collection for the Department of Biological Sciences,
and research plants for faculty and students in the Biological Sciences and Integrated
Science and Technology programs. It facility includes a
NASA-supported study in hydroponics using strawberry because of its potential for
cultivation in space.
Faculty Development Committee
(Chair) fosters faculty profession development with special attention to recruitment of new faculty and retention of new faculty.
the committee also evaluates portfolios as part of the
department's tenure and promotion process.