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Forensic Science and Law Summer Workshop

The professional Forensic Science and Law fraternity Phi Sigma Lambda will host the Twelfth Annual Forensic Science and Law Workshop at Duquesne University July 13-16th, 2015.

Students and faculty of the Bayer School Forensic Science and Law program, will offer the four-day workshop. High school students from Pittsburgh and the surrounding area are invited to participate.

2015 Workshop Topics

  • Evidence Collection (lecture)
  • Fingerprints (lab)
  • Arson Investigation (lecture)
  • Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)(lab)
  • Toxicology (lecture)
  • Hair & Fiber Analysis (lab)
  • Famous Cases (lecture)
  • Body Decomposition (lecture)
  • Firearms and Toolmarks (lab)
  • Eyewitness Identification (lecture)
  • DNA Fingerprinting (lecture)
  • Mock Crime Scene
  • Handwriting Analysis (lecture)
  • Blood Spatter (lab)


July 13, 14, 15, 16, 2015


9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily


Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA


$200 participation fee (includes all breakfasts, lunches, and complimentary T-shirt)

*** Additional housing fees will be added for individuals staying on campus

Who May Apply

Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors as of Fall 2015 and have a strong interest in the sciences. Consideration will be given to exceptional sophomore students. Applicants also must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Download the 2015 Summer Workshop Application here:

All application forms are reviewed on a first-come basis; those received by May 29, 2015 will take priority. All applications must be postmarked by the final deadline of June 12, 2015.

Duquesne University
Attn: Kiersten Erlanson
Forensic Science and Law Office
341B Fisher Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Students who are selected to participate in the Forensic Science and Law Workshop will be notified prior to June 19, 2015. A detailed schedule and additional information about the Forensic Science and Law Workshop will be mailed with the acceptance letter. Phi Sigma Lambda requests a $50 deposit fee (or payment in full) at the time of acceptance, and any remaining balance must be paid at registration on July 13. Housing is available for out-of-town students at an additional cost. Also, for students who did not purchase the overnight student package, but would still like to participate in evening activities, there will be additional costs for dinners and activities. Any questions may be directed to Kiersten Erlanson, Student Director, at duqfsw@hotmail.com, (412) 848-0176 or Lyndsie Ferrara, Advisor, at schantzL@duq.edu, (412) 396-2304.

2014 Summer Workshop Attendees

FSL Workshop 2015