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.
March 19, 2014
Dr. Robert Bowen, a Board-Certified Forensic Pathologist with Physician’s Laboratory Services and adjunct faculty member for UNL’s Forensic Science Program, came to discuss issues of forensic pathology.
Bowen indicated that in Nebraska, a coroners system is used where a coroner is an elected official (County Attorney) who then appoints a professional to perform that county’s autopsies. Dr. Bowen’s lab processed over 700 autopsies last year alone.
March 12, 2014
Doug Ahlberg, Director of Emergency Management for Lancaster County and retired Captain of the Lincoln Police Department, came to discuss emergency management at the local, state and federal level.
March 5, 2014
Michele Stevenson, a Special Agent with the FBI Omaha Division, shared information about careers in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
As the Applicant Coordinator and Recruiter for the Omaha Division, Stevenson highlighted several opportunities for students and graduates including paid and unpaid internships, careers as professional staff and as special agents. She indicated that college graduates with degrees in math and science are very highly sought after for their problem-solving skill development.
February 21, 2014
Tiffany Heng-Moss, Professor of Entomology and courtesy affiliate with UNL’s Forensic Science Program, will be discussing important female scientists in a variety of science careers throughout history as the keynote speaker for the Women in Science Conference.
February 19, 2014
As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, Jerry Soucie, a Lincoln-area Attorney, came to discuss the importance and use of DNA evidence in the court of law.