MSFS Students DiEmma and Stringer Win at Forensic Science Research Exchange

By Caitlin Burns | June 14, 2021

Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) students Gabrielle DiEmma ‘21M and Amy Stringer ‘21M won awards at the 10th Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Research Exchange, coming home with the Graduate Poster Award and the Graduate Oral Presentation Award, respectively. 

DiEmma presented the poster, “Microscopic and Elemental Analysis of Archaeological Hair Compared to Soil Composition: A Case Study of a Male Child and Adult Female from the Arch Street Project,” and Stringer presented on an “Investigation of the Potential Role of Antiepileptic Drugs in Sudden Death in Epilepsy Cases: A Bridge Between Pathology and Toxicology.”

The Research Exchange was held April 17-18. Forensic Science programs that are based in Pennsylvania and are accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) take turns hosting the exchange each year, which aims to provide a platform for students to talk to peers about research, motivate collaborations, and build collegiality.

Other universities that participated in the exchange this year were West Chester, Cedar Crest, Penn State, and Duquesne.