Forensic Institute for Research and Education


Registration for CSI:MTSU 2015 now open!



Register here for June 16-19, 2015



FIRE offers the CSI experience on and off campus. CSI:MTSU is a four day program, 8 am to 4 pm, designed for students entering the 9th grade through college freshman. The cost of the camp is $250.00 per participant. This includes all camp activities, labs, lunch and snacks, and a t-shirt. CSI:MTSU 2015 will be held June 16-19.
The goals of CSI:MTSU are:

1. to allow students to explore many unique career possibilities in forensic science

2. to provide a 'real life' reason to tackle higher level math and science courses

3. to develop skills in team work, seeing and understanding details, critical thinking, and presentations





The student investigators will be presented with a re-creation of an actual crime scene. They will be divided into several teams and a forensic professional will direct and coach the students as they use math and science to solve the crime.



CSI Camp student



Each student is trained in the fundamental processes of collecting evidence including DNA, fingerprints, hair and fibers, simulated blood spatter, and shoe prints. Additionally, they will learn how to process the evidence, conduct interviews, and formulate theories while working within a team environment.




 CSI Camp presentationDuring the last afternoon of the camp each team will make a presentation detailing their theories of the crime and the conclusions that are reached. Team conclusions will be critiqued by a panel of forensic scientists. Parents are welcome to come to the last camp session. Brooke, a camper from the 2010 CSI:MTSU, commented, "This camp was a great opportunity for me to steal a glimpse into various forensic careers and see all the exciting things they do each and every day. I have been considering a job in forensics, and this camp let me step into their shoes for a week and experience it first-hand. I would like to thank you so much for allowing me to attend the CSI camp. It was a rewarding experience that I will never forget."


2013 CSI:MTSU Camp

2012 CSI:MTSU Camp

2011 CSI:MTSU Camp

2010 CSI:MTSU Camp


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