Explorations in Forensics Camp

Dates: July 13 - 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Instructors: Angela Mangano and Alicia Ankudavich
Place: Stony Brook University
Fee: $450.00 ($50 due upon acceptance; balance due on first day of program)
Eligibility: Students must have completed 9th grade and not yet taken a formal Forensics course
Lunch: Students may bring bag lunches or may purchase food at the university Student Activities Center.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

Program:Forensic Science is defined as the application of science to matters of or pertaining to the law. This program includes a variety of scientific disciplines including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Earth Science, and other applied sciences. It will explore the various disciplines that fall under the umbrella of Forensic Science. It will complement the students' science curriculum in high school and challenge them to think, investigate, and solve problems. This workshop can serve to help students to decide if they are interested in taking forensics in high school. The focus of the five days concentrates upon the development of skills and techniques that will be utilized to process a mock crime scene(s) as the culmination of a week full of hard work, learning, and fun.

Participant & Application Requirements:Students should be interested in science, inquisitive, and looking to have fun while seeing first-hand how many of the principles they learn in their science classes everyday are used to help solve crimes and uphold the law. Students should submit a complete application by May 15, 2015. Two letters of recommendation should be sent from teachers (forms included with application). Also, include your high school transcript and most recent report card. Participants are selected based on a solid academic record and strong letters of recommendation. We will accept a maximum of 24 students. No money is due at the time of application.

Activities:The program will start with an introduction to forensics science and lead to a mock crime scene investigation. The investigations throughout the 5 days will be interactive, hands on and will be building on prior knowledge. We will also see how forensic science was used to solve noteworthy criminal cases in history.

Other goals and objectives students will be familiar with by the end of the program include:

  • Branches of Forensics
  • Lie Detecting
  • Memory Exercises
  • Anthropology
  • Logic Problem Solving
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Fingerprinting
  • Lip Printing
  • Odontology
  • Shoe printing
  • Handwriting Analysis
  • Hair and Fiber Analysis
  • Chromatography
  • Blood Typing
  • Blood Splatter
  • Toxicology
  • DNA fingerprinting

For additional information or questions, please call us at 631-632-9750 or e-mail at cesame@stonybrook.edu



Poster Printing Services


December 4: Astronomy Open Night - "Supermassive black holes: the most powerful and ancient objects in the Universe" (Dr. Takamitsu Tanaka)

December 11: Physics Open Night - "Chirality: from ancient Egypt to tomorrow's technologies" (Dr. Dmitri Kharzeev)

More Events