Florida Tech Summer Camp Explores Forensics
– Blood spatter, DNA, fingerprints and psychological profiling. Such is the stuff of the forensic scientist and psychologist, like the enterprising law
enforcement agents who look for clues on TV’s “CSI.”
This summer, high school students can analyze “crime” scenes and learn more about the work of forensics professionals at Florida Tech’s Florida Forensics
Camp. Campers can choose from either of two, one-week sessions: July 18-23 or July 25-30.
Activities include seminars, classroom presentations and competitions. The investigation competition is a murder mystery dinner team-based activity
designed to allow students to apply what they have learned. Participants may also compete in an essay contest on capital punishment, square off in a
forensics jeopardy game and experience mock court sessions.
Options of full camp, which includes room, board and all activity fees, and day camp, including meals and daytime activity fees are available. For more
information, call Florida Forensics Camp at (321) 674-7146. Visit the camp’s Web site at http://floridaforensicscamp.com.
Florida Tech began the state’s only forensic psychology bachelor’s degree last fall. Marshall Jones, who has a background in law enforcement, is the
university’s program coordinator and summer camp director.