Forensic Science and Law Summer Workshop

July 15-18, 2019

The professional Forensic Science and Law fraternity Phi Sigma Lambda will host the Sixteenth Annual Forensic Science and Law Workshop at Duquesne University July 15-18, 2019.

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.

2019 Workshop Topics

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


July 15-18, 2019


8:30 am - 4:00 pm Daily


Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA


$300 participation fee (includes all breakfasts, lunches, and a 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 dormitory. 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 14) after 3pm or Monday morning (July 15) by 8am and must depart at the conclusion of the workshop on Thursday (July 18).

Who May Apply

Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors as of Fall 2019 with a minimum 2.5 GPA and have a strong interest in the sciences. Exceptional sophomore students as of Fall 2019 may also apply.

Application Due Date: May 1, 2019


Students who are selected to participate in the Forensic Science and Law Workshop will be notified prior to May 15, 2019. 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 15th. 

There will be an additional charge for those students not staying overnight on campus but choosing to participate in evening dinners and activities.

Any questions may be directed to:
Amy Cook, Student Director, at, or
Dr. Lyndsie Ferrara, Advisor, at, (412) 396-2624

2017 Summer Workshop Attendees

Group Photo 2017