High school students follow the trail to ASU for Forensics Day
It's a job that's been glamourized through many television crime shows, but that doesn't make "real" forensics work any less interesting. Last week, students from different Arizona and California high schools traveled to Arizona State University's West campus to learn about the university's forensics program, taught out of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
ASU's bachelor's in forensics prepares students in a variety of disciplines — such as biology, chemistry, mathematics and computing. And the application of forensic science isn’t limited to the courtroom. Hospitals often use forensic science to determine cause of death in autopsies, and insurance companies have used forensic science to analyze data for claims. Students of forensic science are also qualified to work in private labs that do biological analyses, and they are well-prepared to continue on to law or medical school.
Here's a look at those students checking out ASU's forensics work.
Students from Gila Ridge High School, in Yuma, Arizona, get a tour of ASU's West campus and a chance to visit the forensics lab during ASU Forensics Day, March 4.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASUNow
Clinical associate professor Kimberly Kobojek gives students from Gila Ridge High School tour of ASU's forensics lab during ASU Forensics Day.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASUNow
From left to right: Kat Hobbs, Eliana Fassio and Trinity Ballard, from Gila Ridge High School, watch their silly putty made from borax as part of a molding experiment during ASU Forensics Day.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASUNow
Ballard holds up her bouncy ball made from a borax mix to show molding techniques during ASU Forensics Day.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASUNow
Ballard (left) and her friends hold a model skull during ASU Forensics Day.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASUNow
The Phoenix Police Department forensics department shows of the different tools of their work to interested students from Gila Ridge High School.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASUNow
High school students get a view of some of the crime scenes that are recreated using dummies and props, inside ASU's forensics lab.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASUNow