Forensic Science Seminar - Dr. Linda Rourke - The role of chemistry in criminalistics

Start Date: October 12 2018 - 01:00 PM

End Date: October 12 2018 - 03:00 PM

Audience: Student, Faculty and Staff

Category: Student Event

Location: S-111

Description:

The STEM Academy and the Chemistry Club present Professor Linda Chiu Rourke.

Chemistry is used in every sub-discipline of criminalistics for the purpose of characterizing all different types of physical evidence. In this presentation, the role of chemistry in latent fingerprint development, drug analysis, gunshot residue analysis, and presumptive blood detection will be discussed. These examples emphasize the necessity of a strong science foundation in the field of forensic science. The academic curriculum necessary to prepare for a career in this discipline will be presented and information regarding transfer into the B.S. in Forensic Science program at John Jay College/CUNY will also be provided.

Young forensic scientist looking through a microscope in a laboratory.

The event is co-sponsored by the Biology Club, STEM Research Club, Student Affiliates of the ACS, SACNAS QCC Chapter, Korean Club, and the Women in Science club.

All are invited to attend. QCC ID Required. Snacks will be served.

 


Contact Name: Paris Svoronos

Contact Phone: 718-281-5562

Contact Email: PSvorons@qcc.cuny.edu

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