BSU’s Winter Science Program was held last week in the science and math center, and dozens of local youngsters participated. They were told they were new employees of “the Forensics Institute of Bridgewater,” and that they would be trained in various crime-lab biotechnology techniques.
The young investigators learned how to collect and analyze fingerprints from a simulated crime scene, perform blood-type analysis, and perform DNA fingerprinting.
Next they were asked to solve a case. At the end of the week, the students presented their findings as an expert crime scene technician to a “jury.”
Watch the video to see how things worked out. (Video by Charlie Peters and student Ezechiaste Pompilus, University News & Media)