August 21, 2014
Shane Williams and Shelby Hubbard, alumni of the UNL Forensic Science Program have had their research using pollen analysis for locating tobacco origin published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.
August 15, 2014
UNL Forensic Science student Harvey Liu, spent the summer in Washington D.C. as an intern at the Metropolitan Police Department.
Liu was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division and participated in many specialized units during his time there. Some of his experiences included:
August 1, 2014
UNL’s Forensic Science Program has a new instructor for the Fall 2014 semester.
July 14, 2014
After graduating in May, Emily Spack, a Forensic Science major at UNL had the opportunity to work overseas as a research assistant.
Dr. Emily Hammerl, a Research Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Forensic Science at UNL supervised Spack and their work took them to St. Valery, a city in Northern France, where they examined juvenile dentition in a French collection of remains.
May 9, 2014
UNL Departments of Entomology and Applied Science invited Forensic Science graduates and their families to participate in the joint graduation reception held prior to the CASNR Salute to Graduates reception.
The following Forensic Science students were honored (in order left to right): Nathaniel Niosco, Lindsey Coe, Emily Spack and Annie Larsen. 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 congratulations!
April 16, 2014
Investigator Marlan Hohnstein, a crash scene reconstructionist and State Deputy Sherriff for the Department of Motor Vehicles, came to discuss the process of accident reconstruction.
April 13, 2014
Outstanding students, clubs, faculty and staff in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) were recognized last Sunday at the CASNR Week Awards Banquet.
Several representatives from UNL’s Forensic Science Program were honored including:
-Ben Heinisch, a forensic science and biochemistry academic advisor nominated for the Superior Academic Advising Award
April 10, 2014
The Forensic Science Program at UNL is partnering with the Law College to bring a realistic culmination to students’ undergraduate experience.
Forensic Science majors taking the capstone course Current Issues in Forensic Science (FORS 485) collect and analyze evidence from a mock crime scene and testify as expert witnesses in a mock trial hosted by the University of Nebraska College of Law. Leading this project are faculty members Ashley Hall, Larry Barksdale and Steve Schmidt.
April 9, 2014
Dr. John Filippi, a Dentist, Forensic Odontologist and member of DMORT, came to engage students and educate them on the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) that he was worked with since 1981.
April 2, 2014
UNL’s Forensic Science Club hosted Erin Sims, the lab manager for the Lincoln Police Department who discussed many aspects of her work in the LPD Forensic Identification Unit.
Sims showed pictures and described the work done with their AFIS workstation, fingerprint processing room, wet lab, mug and print room, photography lab, evidence processing lab, video analysis lab and fingerprint files.