Forensics Trip!

On Saturday March 19, Tech students in the Forensic Science class (and some students interested in taking the Forensic Science class in the future) attended Cedar Crest College’s 14th Annual Forensic Science Symposium titled “The C.S.I Effect.” Presenters included Samuel Land, M.D., a forensic pathologist; Nadine Koenig, Toxicology Manager at Health Network Laboratories;  Kathryn MacQueen, Clandestine Laboratory Response Trainee, Pennsylvania State Police Crime Laboratory; Matt Wood, M.S., Director of the Forensic Science Laboratory of the Ocean County Sherriff’s Office; and Carol Ritter, M.S., Serologist and Blood Stain Pattern Analyst, Pennsylvania State Police Crime Laboratory. Each speaker discussed the realities of working in the field of forensic science and profiled some cases they have been involved in investigating. The symposium was organized by Dr. Lawrence Quarino, Director of the Forensic Science Program at Cedar Crest College and the Forensic Science Student Organization at Cedar Crest College. Many thanks to Mr. Tarangelo and Mrs. Yu for chaperoning this event. According to Allison Yu, “Although it was much too early on a Saturday morning to be on the road to PA, I genuinely enjoyed the trip, and I’m sure my mom did too. My favorite speakers were Carol Ritter and Dr. Samuel Land. They really provided an inside look on what they do and what their careers mean to them. I’ve wanted to be in the forensic science field since middle school and after hearing them speak, I’ve never been more sure. It’s safe to say that this was an experience of a life time and I truly appreciate the opportunity you’ve given me. Thank you!”
Cedar Crest College is one of a few FEPAC accredited Forensic Science Programs in the country. For more information on FEPAC accredited Forensic Science undergraduate and graduate programs, please see the following link:

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