Tiffany Heng-Moss speaking to crowd
June 11, 2020

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln launched the CASNR Change Maker Competition for prospective and current students who dare to dream big and do the extraordinary to address worldwide issues. The video competition was held April 20 through May 15 and attracted more than 50 submissions, each pitching their big idea to address our global society’s grandest challenges.

Herbie Husker in graduation cap and gown
May 18, 2020

On Friday, May 9th 2020 the Forensic Science Program had 17 students graduate in UNL's very first digital celebration. Due to the rigor of the program, graduating with a degree in Forensic Science at the University of Nebraska is quite an achievement and these students deserve a congratulations! The program wishes each student all the best!

Professor Bauer with girl scouts
October 8, 2019

Professor Bauer in the Entomology Program and Professor Barksdale in Forensic Science teamed up this past Sunday, October 6th to meet with some local Girl Scouts. They held four sessions with about 80 girls and their parents in one of the Forensic Science Labs in Filley Hall. These sessions were on how to identify insects and how forensic scientists use entomology to solve crimes.

Jenna Kacheroski
September 18, 2019

Jenna Kacheroski was a May 2019 graduate from the Forensic Science- Biology Program and has now landed a job with AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America). AmeriCoprs is the domestic alternative to the Peace Corps. She works at a small rural clinic in Oregon that provides behavioral health, public health, and health education services to residents and visitors of the county. Her official title is Breastfeeding and Health Equity Coordinator.

Pig Study Group
August 5, 2019

The UNL Forensic and Entomology Departments has conducted pig research the last two summers to observe how insect species visit the bodies of deceased pigs in different scenarios (control, hanging, in the trunk of a car, and clothed). At a death scene, insects visit a body in a fairly predictable pattern, or succession. Knowing what insects are associated with which stage of decomposition can help law enforcement in the field determine post mortem interval and help in solving crimes.

July 15, 2019

Kate Reno earned her degree in Forensic Science with a concentration in CSI in 2016. She landed a job at Wells Fargo in Home Mortgage, which got her into the "financial realm" to eventually get a job at US Bank in the Anti-Money Laundering department. While in the AML, she reviewed customer accounts then alerted unusual activity to determine if it was indicative of potential money laundering. After about a year, she moved to the OFAC Sanctions Screening department where she reviewed individual transactions to see if there were hits against the OFAC sanctions list.

Justine LaViolette with a puppet in the lab
July 10, 2019

Justine Laviolette graduated from our program in Spring 2016 with a degree in Forensic Science and Insect Science and a minor in Philosophy. She landed a position working for Monsanto in the Bee Health Lab then started graduate school at UNL in 2017 in the Entomology department. Her future plans are to have a successful video program educating the public about science using puppets and parodies.  She really appreciates how the Forensic Science program has given her a depth of knowledge in a variety of science backgrounds.

Professor Barksdale with his team in a lab
June 6, 2019

Professor Barksdale hosted the North Platte Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office on June 4th and 5th. It was an event where the officers learned about Advanced Forensic Photography and Digital Imaging!

Forensic Science Graduates
May 8, 2019

On Friday, May 3rd 2019 the Forensic Science Program invited their 17 graduates and their families to participate in a special graduation reception held prior to the CASNR Salute to Graduates reception. They were recognized individually on topics including their hometown, scholarships, community involvment, and future career/ graduate school plans. They also enjoyed cake and a few forensic science prizes! 

UNL Forensic Science - Crime Scene House
November 6, 2018

The UNL Forensic Science Program was featured in the news again, this time on local television news channell 10/11.  The story ran on Monday November 5th and featured footage of the program's crime scene house along with interviews with Director Dr. Michael Adamowicz and Student Ambassador McKenzy Peterson. See the segment and read the accompanying article here.