Forensic Science Educational Conference

Mon Aug 10-12, 2009
8:00 am - 5:00pm
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The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and Sam Houston State University (SHSU) will present a Forensic Science Educational Conference on the campus of SHSU August 10-12, 2009.

With today's explosion of television programs and media coverage of the latest advancements in the forensic sciences, students have become fascinated with anything relating to the work of the forensic scientist. Wishing to foster a stronger interest in science learning among our nation's young people, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences now co-sponsors Forensic Science Educational Conferences. The goal of the Conferences is to increase science teachers' knowledge of the forensic sciences and to assist them as they enrich and/or develop challenging, innovative curricula.

The conference is designed to provide instruction to approximately 100 middle- and high school science educators on the use of forensic science in lectures and laboratory exercises to underscore basic scientific principles. The participants will learn how the scientific method is applied to both the recovery of evidence from the scene of the crime and subsequent laboratory testing of physical evidence. The conference will consist of workshops and laboratory-based instruction by forensic science faculty and scientists with real-world experience in a variety of forensic disciplines, including:

  • Forensic biology and DNA
  • Forensic toxicology
  • Forensic pathology and death investigation
  • Trace evidence
  • Controlled substances
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Fingerprints
  • Pattern evidence
  • Crime scene investigation

Registration for the conference is $300. Scholarships are available on a first come first served basis. In addition to lecture and laboratory-based instruction on a wide variety of forensic science disciplines, participants will also receive electronic copies of classroom materials designed for middle- and high school students.

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