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Thursday, April 19, 2007

CSI Day at Mountain State University

(This news courtesy of WVWriters Secretary Rhonda White)

Experience first-hand the thrilling field of forensic science during CSI Day at Mountain State University! We want to personally invite you to this event, which will “clue” you in on your opportunities for an exciting education—and career—full of discovery and daily learning!

You will receive real-world investigative experience and gain a better understanding of forensic career options. All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the event.

Investigate a mock crime scene

Learn fingerprint collection methods

Perform blood spatter analysis

Analyze tool marks and impression evidence

Observe a grave dig by forensic students

CSI Day will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 12noon – 6:00pm on the Beckley Campus of MSU. A $25 fee includes all activities, and proceeds are used to send MSU Forensic Investigation Association students to professional forensic conferences throughout the year.

Registration is limited—for more information about CSI Day or to register for the program, contact Brittany Vaught at To learn about the Forensic Investigation program at Mountain State University, call Bobbi Brown at 866.FOR.MSU1, extension 1443.

If you’d like to register today, make your check for $25 payable to FIA, and mail to Mountain State University, c/o Andrew Wheeler, Box 9003, Beckley, WV 25802. Be sure to eat lunch before you come, as you’ll experience a high-energy day, CSI-style!

(And just a reminder, WV Writers will be offering a very similar program at the WV Writers Annual Conference this year)