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!
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!
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.
Scientists at University of Nebraska-Lincoln are conducting studies to understand the potential of the skin virome as trace evidence in forensic investigations. They are currently looking for 60 healthy adults (19 years of age or older).
During this study researchers plan to collect skin swabs at 5 different time points over the period of 6 months. The swab samples collected in this study will be used to evaluate the viral and bacterial populations of the skin of the participants and how these populations change over time and in response to the environment.
The Forensic Science Program at UNL welcomes Lecturer Dr. Emily Streetman to teach Human Remains in Forensic Science beginning this Fall 2018.
Dr. Streetman received her doctorate from the Michigan State University Department of Anthropology in 2018. Her research interests are in personal identification, skeletal trauma, and bioarchaeological biodistance.
On June 25th 2018, Jackie Humrich started her new position as a Forensic Scientist in the DNA database (CODIS) section of the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Laboratory. Humrich, a December 2017 graduate of the UNL Forensic Science Program, is the first Forensic Science student from UNL to get a job at this competitive local laboratory.
On Friday, May 4th 2018 the Forensic Science Program invited their 14 graduates and their families to participate in a graduation reception held prior to the CASNR Salute to Graduates reception.
The following Forensic Science students were honored: Kathleen Brandt, April Crandell, Mallory Einfalt, Aaron Gilbert, Kimberly Gollhofer, Jaime Johnson, Brandon Navigato, Kaitlin Otterson, Jamie Roth, Madison Schwenka, Corey Sutton, Kylee Sutton, Caitlyn Tveit, and Kyle Winchell.
Back in August 2017, the Forensic Science Program at UNL acquired a new piece of instrumentation to add to its arsenal of forensic-related equipment: a FARO 70m Focus 3D scanner.
On Saturday April 21, 2018, UNL’s East Campus hosted the 31st Nebraska Science Olympiad Tournament sponsored by the Nebraska Academy of Science, Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science, and the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences.
According to their website, “Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 7,800 teams in all 50 states.”