Forensic Science Educator Training

Undergraduate Research Conference

Due to insufficient enrollment, Sam Houston State University is unable to present the Forensic Science Educators Training on Aug. 8-11. The program is expected to return in the Summer of 2012. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and hope to see you next year.

Aug 8-11, 2011
Chemistry & Forensic Science Bldg

Hosted by:
The Forensic Science Program at Sam Houston State University

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to attend a four-day conference on forensic science at Sam Houston State University. Registrants will receive lab and lecture based instruction and a variety of electronic and physical resources to help incorporate forensic science into the middle and high school curriculum.

The conference is designed to provide instruction to 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
  • Fingerprints
  • Pattern evidence
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Entomology
  • Digital Forensics

Training will be provided in a state of the art facility with access to scientific equipment and resources available in crime laboratories. Conference faculty are forensic scientists with experience working within their respective disciplines.

We are a State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider. This conference provides 27 Continuing Education hours.


Register online

Discounted hotel room rates are available at the:

University Hotel
1610 Bobby K. Marks Drive
Huntsville, TX 77341
Phone: (936) 291-2151

Mention the Forensic Science Educator Training conference to receive the discounted rate.

Course Cost

Early registration fee is $600.00 and must be received at SHSU by May 31, 2011.

Registration fee is $650.00 and must be received at SHSU by July 20, 2011.

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.

For further information, please contact:
Emily Elkins, ( or by phone (936-294-4359).

Member of The Texas State University System