Young forensic scientists can still apply for the first MTSU Forensic Science Symposium! Organizers have extended the application deadline to Wednesday, Feb. 15th, and students will be notified of their acceptance by Feb. 29th.
Youngsters in grades seven through 12 will be able to present their original projects in forensic science at the inaugural event, scheduled for Saturday, May 12th, in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors College Building on campus.
The science fair, which is open to students in Tennessee and beyond, will showcase original research performed in various fields of forensic science. It is organized in the form of a professional scientific meeting to introduce students to that experience.
The symposium sponsor is MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education, which provides educational and training opportunities for law enforcement, medical examiners, coroners, attorneys, social workers and other groups in forensic science and homeland security.
Students will present their symposium projects in both written and poster formats, and the judging will take place during the poster session of the symposium. Judges will include community leaders and professionals in science and forensic science.