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TU to Host Forensic Science & Criminalistics Academy Camp

Tiffin University’s Forensic Science & Criminalistics Academy Camp will host its annual program this summer from June 13-16 on campus. Each session is open to high school students in grades 9-12, and the minimum age requirement for participation is 14. The camp encourages all young people with an interest in investigation and an affinity for forensics to enroll.

Campers will work in small groups with qualified instructors who have experience in the areas of crime scene analysis, federal law enforcement, forensic science and criminal justice. They will study both a theoretical and applied curriculum with the purpose of learning how to assist in criminal investigations. This approach draws from the academic fields of chemistry, biology and law.

Some fan-favorite lessons and activities include staged crime scene investigative processes, the collection of evidence through autopsies, forensic anthropology, blood spatter analysis, fire forensics, ballistics and courtroom testimony. Students will also tour a medical center, write investigatory reports, take part in the President John F. Kennedy Shot Sequence Competition and learn about relevant career opportunities.

“This is an event our community looks forward to every year,” says Dr. Peter J. Holbrook, Provost and Chief Academic Officer. “Not only is it a deeply rewarding experience for any young person interested in someday pursuing a career in this field, but it is equally meaningful for our distinguished faculty members, who take great pride in sharing their expertise with the next generation of industry professionals. In addition, we are very excited to be hosting the camp in our new Center for Science & Technology this year.”

The cost of the camp is $749 per student, including room and board. Campers will stay in Clay Residence Hall. Meals will be provided, and COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed during the camp. Each camper will receive one credit hour of work for completion of the academic curriculum.

Space is limited to 40 campers, so interested students are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Get more information and registration about Forensic Science & Criminalistics Academy Camp

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Questions can be directed to Dr. Amy Wood at