Session S55c (Wednesday, 5:15pm, Willaman Gateway)

P862: Forensic science - There is chemistry involved?

Robbie Montgomery (University of Tennessee – Martin, USA)

The increased interest in shows such as CSI and Law and Order has many students deciding that they want to be the next Grissom or Benson. What many students do not realize is that these actors and their roles are not a true portrayal of what actually occurs in a forensics laboratory. The enthusiasm for this field though allows teachers a niche to interest and engage students in areas such as chemistry that they might otherwise shy away from. This poster will focus on the new courses that have been developed at The University of Tennessee Martin, as well as those that are currently under development, and how these courses allow educators the opportunity to teach chemistry through case studies and laboratories.


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