NC State to Hold First Forensic Science Symposium for National and State Law Enforcement

North Carolina State University will hold its first forensic science symposium – including demonstrations and discussions of cutting edge crime scene investigation technology and techniques – on Friday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the College of Textiles.

The event is open to the media, and will be held in the College of Textiles’ Convocation Center (room 2309) on NC State’s Centennial Campus. Media parking is available in the visitor’s lot in front of the college on Main Campus Drive or in the large lot at the side of the college on Research Drive. Demonstrations on the latest in 3-D laser scanning systems and ground penetrating radar will be held between 9:30 and 11 a.m.; both demos will have strong visuals.

National and state law enforcement, justice-serving companies and forensic science researchers will learn more about state-of-the-art capabilities for crime scene investigation and review recent forensic activities held at NC State.

NC State forensic experts Dr. Ann H. Ross, associate professor of anthropology; Dr. David Hinks, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science; Dr. Wes Watson, associate professor of entomology; and Dr. Billy Oliver, adjunct assistant professor of anthropology, will present plans for a potential new research center for forensic science, as well as encourage discussion on forensic needs in North Carolina.

There is no cost to attend the event and lunch will be provided. Attendees can register at http://www.tx.ncsu.edu/conferences/forensic_science_symposium/.

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