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MEDIA ADVISORY: WVU celebrating 20 years of forensic science education

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WHO: West Virginia University Department of Forensic and Investigative Science 

WHAT: Open house celebrating the department’s first 20 years

WHEN AND WHERE: Wednesday (April 25)

10 a.m. to 11 a.m., FIS Research Labs Open House, 208 Oglebay Hall, WVU campus

1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Challenges and Innovation in Forensic Science, Ming Hsieh Hall, MHH 122

1:30pm: Steve Johnson, Ideal Innovations, Inc.
Emerging Technology and the Impact on Forensic Investigation

2 p.m.: Jose Almirall, Florida International University
Geographic Sourcing of Heroin Samples using Elemental and Strontium Isotope Ratio Data

2:30 p.m: Paul Speaker, WVU College of Business and Economics
The Return on Investment from Testing the Backlog of SAKs

3 p.m.: John Butler, NIST.
NIST Scientific Foundation Reviews: Plans and Progress with DNA Mixture Interpretation

3:30 p.m.: Discussion Forum

Crime Scene Complex Open House and Poster Session
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., WVU Crime Scene Complex
Featuring remarks by President E. Gordon Gee, Provost Joyce McConnell and Dean R. Gregory Dunaway.
FIS Students' Poster Session




CONTACT: Suzanne Bell
Chair, Department of Forensic and Investigative Science; 304.293.8606