Forensic Science and Law Summer Workshop

Due to the COVID-19 situation we are moving the workshop to a virtual platform. We are working on finalizing all the details and will continue to update this website with more information. The workshop will take place July 20-24, 2020 using an online platform. It will still cover a plethora of forensic science disciplines with featured talks by forensic experts and hands-on activities that can be performed at home. The application deadline has been extended to June 15th. See below for more information.

July 20-24, 2020

The professional Forensic Science and Law fraternity Phi Sigma Lambda will host the Sixteenth Annual Forensic Science and Law Workshop at Duquesne University July 20-24, 2020.

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

2020 Workshop Topics

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


July 20-24, 2020


Daily - Live sessions from 11am-2pm EST. A detailed schedule will be sent to accepted participants.




$85 includes a t-shirt and material to perform hands-on activities.

The Phi Sigma Lambda fraternity is offering four scholarship awards to cover the cost of the workshop for students with a financial need. Click Here to apply for the Scholarship.

Who May Apply

Students - Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors as of Fall 2020 with a minimum 3.0 GPA and have a strong interest in the sciences. Exceptional sophomore students as of Fall 2020 may also apply.


Teachers - This year we are offering high school forensic science teachers the opportunity to participate in the virtual workshop. Teachers can select to participate in all hands-on activities for $85 or observe the workshop for $15.


Application Due Date: June 15, 2020

Students and Teachers who are selected to participate in the Forensic Science and Law Workshop will be notified prior to July 1, 2020. A detailed schedule and additional information about the Forensic Science and Law Workshop will be emailed with the acceptance letter along with directions for sending payments.

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

2019 Summer Workshop Attendees & Volunteers

Group Photo 2019