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Summer Camp

2022 Forensic Science Summer Camp  

Interested in attending?
Please complete the following form:
https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cCim1qKlGQCrjnw
Those on the interest form will receive first notification of when registration opens.
Registration will open mid- to late-January.

What is Forensic Summer Camp?

The Next Generation Forensic Science Initiative will be hosting an introductory forensic science summer camp for high school students (9th –12th grade) for one week this summer. Through hands-on, experiential learning, participants will acquire the practical knowledge and skills that forensic scientists employ in their day-to-day casework. At the conclusion of the week, participants will take their newly acquired knowledge and skills and apply them to a mock crime scene at the Crime Scene Complex.

What will I learn and do?

  • Latent Fingerprints
  • Firearm Evidence Examination
  • Footwear Impression Evidence
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Forensic Photography
  • Mock Crime Scenes

Where and when is it held? (June dates TBA)

June 2022
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The first three days of camp will be held at Oglebay Hall on the downtown campus. The last two days will be held at the Crime Scene Complex on the Evansdale Campus.

Camp will begin each day at 9:00 AM and conclude at 4:00 PM.

Airport transportation will be provided, if needed.

Registration will open mid- to late-January.


What is the cost?

Option - Overnight Camp
Includes transportation to and from the airport, six nights supervised lodging, evening activities, breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, a t-shirt, and a certificate of attendance. This does not include airfare or any other transportation costs other than what has been described.


How do I register?

Interested in attending? Please complete the following form:
https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cCim1qKlGQCrjnw
Those on the interest form will receive first notification of when registration opens.
Registration will open mid- to late-January.