Forensic Science

Nov 13, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Inspired by Father's Police Stories, Paul Pursues Career in Forensic Science

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’13 Real forensic discoveries don’t come in half-hour episodes, neatly packaged. Anisha Paul ’13M, a second-year master's student in the Forensic Science program, knows that when it comes to research, breakthroughs are all about persistence and...

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Sep 27, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Forensic Science Club Begins Exciting Year with Lecture by Expert Witness

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 At six o’clock on a drowsy Wednesday evening, 25 enthusiastic students in the Forensic Science Club took time out of their busy science-lab-filled schedules and gathered in a seminar room, eager to hear forensic toxicologist Dr. Barry Logan speak about his work on the Casey...

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Aug 3, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Forensic Program Receives FEPAC Accreditation Renewal

The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) has renewed full accreditation to Arcadia University's Master of Science in Forensic Science program. In compliance with all standards, the accreditation status is effective January 1, 2012 and will extend through January 1,...

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Aug 2, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Smith and Student Researchers Test Effects of Toxins Commonly Found in Household Items

By Chris Macchi ’12 Dr. Sheryl Smith, Assistant Professor of Biology, is researching the effects of four synthetic toxins on fruit flies. The chemicals—Bisphenol A (BPA), Parabens, Phthalates, and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)—are found commonly in American households. Of these toxins, BPA may be...

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May 2, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Phillyburbs.com: Mazzanti Compiles Mock Trial as Dr. Suess for Children

Phillyburbs.com reported that Heather Mazzanti, Interim Director of Forensic Science, participated in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the Burlington County Courthouse, April 27. She helped entertain more than 100 children with a mock trial based on iconic Dr. Seuss characters, as...

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Mar 9, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Alum Named President-Elect of Council on Forensic Science Education

Heather Mazzanti, Forensic Science Interim Program Director and Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was named President-elect of the Council on Forensic Science Education last week at the council meeting, which coincided with the annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in Atlanta, Ga....

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Mar 9, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Professor Named President-Elect of American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Dr. Barry K. Logan, Adjunct Professor of Forensic Science in Arcadia University’s FEPAC-accredited Forensic Science master's program, was elected President–elect of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences last week in Atlanta, Ga. AAFS is the premier forensic science professional organization in...

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Mar 9, 2012 Purnell Cropper

21 Forensic Science Students Attend Academy Meeting; 5 Present

All 21 of Arcadia’s second-year Forensic Science master’s students attended the annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting last week in Atlanta, Ga., where they had an opportunity to network, attend training, learn about the latest research in the field, and prepare for applying for jobs...

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Mar 9, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Student Presents Research on Codeine in Toxicological Samples

Arcadia University Master of Science in Forensic Science student Martha Clair Wood, a resident of Boone, N.C., was one of five Arcadia students who presented research at the February annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Atlanta, Ga. Wood’s presentation research was “The...

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Mar 9, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Forensic Science Student Presents on Test for Stimulant Kratom

Arcadia University Master of Science in Forensic Science student Theresa Scott, a resident of Brighton, Mich., presented her research, “Chemical Characterization of Kratom and Associated Alkaloids,” at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in February in Atlanta. “I have...

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Feb 3, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Forensic Science Students Participate in American Academy Meeting, Feb. 20-25

Second year students in Arcadia University’s FEPAC accredited Master’s in Forensic Science program will attend the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) meeting, in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 20-25. Three Arcadia students have been selected to present their research. Emmi Slivka and Theresa Scott...

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Aug 19, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Scott '10M Launches Nexus for Future Forensic Students

Forensic scientist, tutor, adviser and mentor Tatiana T. Scott ’10M uses her skills in areas other than the laboratory. After noting a disparity in the field of forensic science, she recently launched a website dedicated to dispelling common misconceptions and guiding future students. Shortly...