The Forensic Institute for Research and Education has created the Forensic Science
Symposium to encourage middle and high school students with an interest in forensic
science to conduct and present original scientific research. FIRE hopes to promote
success in scientific fields by providing a program that will stimulate, motivate,
and inspire students.
The Forensic Science Symposium will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Middle Tennessee State University. Students in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to submit original research project abstracts. The submission application date has been extended to March 31st , and students will be notified of their acceptance by April 5th.
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It is suggested that students begin research projects early in the school year so they may have results by the application deadline. Students will present their projects in poster format, and the judging of projects will take place during the poster session of the symposium on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Judges will include community leaders and professionals in various fields of science and forensic science. First, second, and third place winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the symposium. These winners will receive cash awards. The sponsoring teacher of the first place winner will also receive a special prize and recognition during the ceremony. Each presenting student will receive participant recognition, and all accepted projects will have abstracts printed in the official Forensic Science Symposium Proceedings Journal.
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2012 Forensic Science Symposium Program
If you are interested in finding a research mentor for a student project, please send a brief description of the topic or project of interest, along with a request for a mentor, to email@example.com.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: It is the responsibility of the researcher and sponsoring schools or clubs to obtain the appropriate approval for and conduct research according to your institution's guidelines. Sponsoring clubs or schools should have insurance coverage to protect school participants. The Forensic Institute for Research and Education can assume no responsibility in this matter.
Student answering research questions from Dr. Berryman
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