Carol A. Henry, the widow of the late professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Mike Henry, has donated her husbands van to the Forensic and Investigative Science Program in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University.

The seven-passenger van will be used as a teaching tool at the Forensics Garage, located on the Evansdale Campus near WVU s twocrime scenehouses. The facilities along with the donated van allow students to apply hands-on learning techniques used by real investigators at real crime scenes.

Dr. Henry taught in both the Department of Mathematics in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering throughout his WVU career. He had recently been honored with service and outstanding teaching awards before his untimely death on April 25, 2005.

Rudy Almasy, interim dean of the Eberly College, said of the donation:This was an extraordinarily kind donation from a family that has deep ties to WVU , and most importantly the gift will benefit our students.

WVU s popular forensic and investigative science degree program, with some 400 students enrolled, recently received more national media attention as part of an E! True Hollywood StoriesThe Real Life CSI segment and a feature in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The program is accredited through the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.