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Forensic Science and Law Summer Workshop

July 16-19, 2018

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The professional Forensic Science and Law fraternity Phi Sigma Lambda will host the Fifteenth Annual Forensic Science and Law Workshop at Duquesne University July 16-19, 2018.

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

2018 Workshop Topics

  • Mock Crime Scene
  • Mock Trial
  • Evidence Collection (lecture + lab)
  • Fingerprints (lecture + lab)
  • Pathology (lecture)
  • Ink Analysis (lab)
  • Toxicology (lecture)
  • Hair & Fiber Analysis (lab)
  • Firearms and Toolmarks (lab)
  • Wrongful Convictions (lecture)
  • DNA Fingerprinting (lecture + lab)
  • Blood Spatter Analysis (lab)


July 16-19, 2018


8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily


Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA


$250 participation fee (includes all breakfasts, lunches, and complimentary T-shirt)

*** Additional housing fees will be added for individuals staying on campus.
Single Room: $50/night
Double Room: $45/night

Students will stay on campus in a secured and monitored dorimitory. The nightly cost will cover housing fees, dinner, and nightly activities. Students must provide their own linens if staying on campus. Students wishing to stay can arrive Sunday (July 15) or Monday (July 16) and must depart at the conclusion of the workshop on Thursday (July 19).

Who May Apply

Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors as of Fall 2018 with a minimum 2.5 GPA and have a strong interest in the sciences. Consideration will be given to exceptional sophomore students.

Application Due Date: June 1, 2018

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Duquesne University
Attn: James McKinley
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 15, 2018. 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 16th. 

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:
James McKinley, Student Director, at duqfsw@hotmail.com, or
Lyndsie Ferrara, Advisor, at schantzL@duq.edu, (412) 396-2624

2017 Summer Workshop Attendees

Group Photo 2017