• Carnegie Science Center is OPEN on Labor Day but CLOSED on Sept. 2 and Sept. 7.

SciTech Days

Workshop
Overlook 4th Floor

November 4-7, 2014
Carnegie Science Center

For more info:
Geri Baker
School Program Manager
412.237.1552
EMAIL

Advanced DNA & CSI

DNA evidence has revolutionized our ability to prosecute and exonerate crime suspects, often with life and death consequences. Students explore this intersection of biotechnology and criminal law in depth as they:

  • Learn the structure and function of DNA.
  • Investigate the basics of DNA fingerprinting by performing electrophoresis.
  • Test the limitations of eye witness testimony vs. DNA evidence.
  • Explore the Innocence Project.
  • Break into small groups to decide which convicted criminals deserve a second look, a second chance... and why?

Program Facilitators are graduate students in the Forensics and Law program at Duquesne University. Content support for this workshop was provided by the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

Requirements:
Students interested in an in-depth exploration of the application of DNA evidence in CSI.

Science and technology topics include:
Biology, Chemistry, Information Technology, Careers, Critical Thinking and Law

Program Capacity: 30

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