$200,000 Awarded to ASU’s Forensic Science Department

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$200,000 Awarded to ASU’s Forensic Science Department

Alabama State University’s Department of Forensic Science has received a $200,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct a two-year program aimed at the department receiving accreditation through the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).

The program, titled “Infusing Collaborations in Forensics for Conceptualizing Student Innovation at Alabama State University (CSI-ASU),” will strengthen the existing ASU Forensic Biology and Forensic Chemistry programs by allowing students to be trained and work side-by-side with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) faculty on research projects at partner institutions and by contributing to and by making use of highly competent experts in FEPAC-accredited programs to publish peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts.

Dr. Gulnaz Javan, associate professor of Forensic Science, is the principal investigator on the project. Co-principle investigators are Dr. Robert Green, chair of the Physical Sciences Department and Forensic Science Program and associate professor of chemistry; Dr. Cleon Barnett, associate professor of physics; and Dr. Sheree Finley, Instructor of chemistry.