Forensic Science

Dr. Karen Scott, associate professor of Forensic Science

Jun 22, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Dr. Scott Featured on "Just Science" Podcast Hosted by Forensic Science Alumna Gabby DiEmma '19, 21MSFS

Arcadia's Forensic faculty and alumni at the forefront! On episode seven of the Strengthening the Forensic Workforce season of the Just Science podcast, Dr. Karen Scott, program director and associate professor of Forensic Science, discusses research collaborations...

Alex Chin Dec 21, 2021 2:34 pm

The Side of Forensic Science You Don’t See on TV

Most of us got our first introduction to forensic science through shows like Law and Order, CSI, NCIS, Dexter, and Forensic Files. These shows actually inspired me to pursue forensics as a career.  As someone who was looking to help people with science, forensics was both fascinating and...

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Nov 23, 2021 Connor Fogel

From Curiosity to Discovery to Impact

On the second floor of Arcadia University’s Boyer Hall, Katelin Decker ‘22 and Michelle Frank ‘23 pull on rubber gloves and huddle at the biosafety hood in the compact Tissue Culture Lab. The Biology majors are growing cancer cells to test a promising compound—an early step on the road to...

Nov 11, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia University’s Master of Forensic Science Degree Program Ranked 11th in U.S.

Arcadia University’s Master of Forensic Science program has been ranked 11th in the nation in Intellegent.com’s latest rankings of the top 30 programs. Arcadia also was awarded Best Toxicology Focus by the website, which considered 171 universities and colleges for its rankings.  Arcadia’s...

Gabby DiEmma '19

Oct 26, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

DiEmma One of Six Interviewed for National Forensic Science Week

by Gabrielle Thomas '22 Gabby DiEmma ’19, ’21MSFS is one of six forensic science professionals interviewed by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) as part of National Forensic Science Week. DiEmma shared her thoughts on the impact the pandemic has had on her studies, what...

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Jun 22, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Alumnae, Faculty Publish on Drug-Impaired Driving and Motor Vehicle Fatalities

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Amanda D’Orazio ’15, ’17M and Amanda Mohr ’12M and faculty members Dr. Karen Scott, associate professor and program director of Forensic Science, and Dr. Barry Logan, associate professor of Forensic Science, published “Recommendations for Toxicological Investigation...

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Jun 14, 2021 Caitlin Burns

MSFS Students DiEmma and Stringer Win at Forensic Science Research Exchange

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...

Arcadia University student Amy Stringer in her regalia outside Murphy Hall

May 17, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Amy Stringer: Master of Science in Forensic Science

Major: Master of Science in Forensic Science Favorite Arcadia memory: There are so many. I use to hold these game nights in the Fall 2019 [as an undergraduate biochemistry student]—had this awesome group of students that came into the honors program. They wanted to play Dungeons &...

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Apr 28, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Students and Faculty Present at Forensic Science Conference

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Nine students in Arcadia’s Masters of Forensic Sciences program presented at the 2021 American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting from Feb. 15 to 19. Presentation topics varied between criminalistics, toxicology, and general forensic science.  Presenting...

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Mar 30, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Scott, Krug ’20M Explore Opioid Crisis in Forensic Science Journal

Dr. Karen Scott, director of the Forensic Science program, and Forensic Science alumnus Sam Krug ’20M had their advanced review, “A toxicological exploration of the opioid crisis,” published in the August issue of the WIREs Forensic Science journal. In the paper, the two explore the origins of...

Arcadia University alumna Julie Demarest

Nov 11, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Demarest ’05M Brings Closure to Families of Fallen Soldiers

For the past four years of her fifteen year career at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL), Forensic Science alumna Julie Demarest ’05M has worked to help families of missing soldiers from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Cold War.  As the Technical Leader of...

Arcadia University student Alexis Testa looks through a microscope

Sep 2, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Forensic Science Uses Hybrid Model for Fall 2020

“Once we got sent home last spring, we lost half the semester for lab work,” said Dr. Heather Harris, assistant professor of Forensic Science. “We had just gotten to the meat of the coursework, but the students didn’t get to apply it.” Like many lab courses in the Spring 2020 semester, the...