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Summer Camp

2023 WVU Forensic Science Summer Camp

What is the Forensic Science Summer Camp?

The Next Generation Forensic Science Initiative in collaboration with the Department of Forensic and Investigative Science at West Virginia University will be hosting its annual forensic science summer camp for high school students (9th – 12th grade). Students entering 9th grade in fall 2023 through those students who are entering 12th grade in fall 2023 are eligible to apply.

Through both conceptual and experiential learning students will acquire the practical knowledge and skills that forensic scientists utilize in their day-to-day casework. At the conclusion of the week, students will apply what they have learned to mock crime scenes at the Crime Scene Training Complex.

What is the curriculum for the 2023 Summer Camp?

The tentative educational sessions include the following topics.
  • Latent Fingerprints
  • Death Investigation
  • Firearms Examination
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Crime Scene Practicals

What if I have questions?

Please contact Roger Jefferys at or 304-293-0323 with any issues or questions.

More information is available within the registration forms. Once registered, we have a pre-camp Zoom meeting with all students to discuss everything camp related.

You can click here to go to the Next Generation Forensic Science Initiative website for more resources.