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High school students got a chance to learn the basics of crime scene investigation during Harrisburg University’s Forensic Investigations Camp. Led by HU faculty members, Carrie Wise & Jillian Yeakel, this summer enrichment program introduced students in grades 9 – 12 to forensic science through hands-on instruction, guest speakers, experiential learning and application of the theory and techniques used in forensic investigations.

Students processed mock crime scenes and discussed case scenarios learning how to properly identify, document, and preserve physical evidence. Forensic disciplines discussed included but are not limited to fingerprint processing and identification, impression evidence recovery and comparison, bloodstain pattern analysis, forensic entomology, anthropology, forensic chemistry, and biology.

WGAL-8, FOX-43, and CBS-21 covered the camp.  Watch the segments here:

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s Summer Enrichment Programs provide incomparable hands-on opportunities for high school students, students in sixth through eighth grades, and college students to engage in a wide variety of STEM exploration, certification, and internship exploration programs.

Whether it is online or in-person in Harrisburg and at HU’s Philadelphia location, students engage in Video Game Design, Biotechnology, Robotics, Raspberry Pi Exploration, Forensics, Drone Exploration, Video Production, Aquaponics, Quantum Computing, and much more!

For more information regarding HU’s Summer Enrichment Programs, visit


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