Forensic science experts convene at FIU

FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) will host a symposium on “Research and Practice in the Forensic Sciences,” Wednesday, March 13, and Thursday, March 14, in Room 125 of the School of International and Public Affairs building.

Fourth year Ph.D. candidate Katylynn Beltz speaks to a TSA employee during the last year’s symposium.

This annual event features the latest in research findings and new technologies for forensic science. FIU faculty and students as well as forensic science professionals will cover topics such as animal cruelty, crime scenes, gunshot residue testing, designer drugs and DNA backlog.

For the complete program, including presentation abstracts, please click here.

Registration begins Wednesday at 1 p.m. The student poster session and reception begin at 5 p.m. Workshops and breakout sessions will take place Thursday starting at 8:30 a.m.

The event is free and open to students, faculty and forensic science professionals. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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