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Kelsey Garner Receives Forensic Technician Certification

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program would like to congratulate senior Kelsey Garner on recently receiving her Forensic Technician during the spring minimester of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s Forensic Science Academy at Riverside Campus. Garner was awarded with the certificate at the end of the academy’s Crime Scene Investigation course. Held every January, the course prepares students on how to conduct proper and professional crime scene investigations using the latest techniques in the field today. Garner was among the 10 participants that… Read More →

Tomberlin’s Research Featured in Video on National Geographic Website

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—The mention of the word maggot may bring horrific things to mind and gross a lot of people out. To Dr. Jeff Tomberlin and his team at the FLIES Facility, maggots (fly larvae) are very important scientific tools for assisting law enforcement to solve criminal cases. Tomberlin was recently featured in a short video that was posted online at National Geographic website at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141029-maggot-flies-bodies-video-forensics-science/  In the video, Tomberlin discusses the ecology of decomposition and how insects can be used to help determine when colonization might have occurred and… Read More →

Forensics Students Celebrated Spring 2014 Graduation

Sixteen students in the Forensic and Investigative Sciences program recently gave their mothers a great early Mother’s Day present during the Saturday evening commencement ceremony on May 10. The students were part of a record number of Aggies that were awarded degrees during the university’s two-day-long graduation ceremonies. Before the ceremony, students and families began graduation weekend by attending the convocation Thursday night where they listened to encouraging words from The Honorable Todd Staples, Texas Commissioner of Agriculture. On Friday afternoon, graduates and their guests were honored at… Read More →