Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
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August 28, 2012
Join us at noon in the Dunlap Auditorium to hear Anne Coxon, Ph.D., speak on "The Impact Of Methamphetamine Laboratories In New Zealand". Dr. Coxon represents the Mt Albert Science Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.

July 24, 2012
Our new artwork has been installed and is ready for your viewing. Feel free to drop by the sculpture dedication ceremony on Tuesday.

June 29, 2012
FSO members will help organize the last day of the Biomedical Sciences Camp. The day will include learning about different kinds of forensic evidence analysis, led by Dr. Robert Allen, crime scene analysis courtesy of Dr. Thrasher, a tour of the TPD crime lab, and also learn how to perform presumptive testing on forensic biologic evidence.

June 8, 2012
FSO members will take a lead role in this year's Summer Science Academy. Students will receive an inside look at forensics and what it takes to make it as a scientist. Let an officer know if you are able to participate.

June 7, 2012
FSO members participated in a scene search in the Oklahoma Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. In coordination with the Osage County Sheriff's Department, this was a great way to gain first hand experience on extreme search conditions. See the "Media" tab for pictures.

May 15, 2012
FSO officers Kate Weinbrecht and Laurie Ariola made the local paper--the Tulsa World--while assisting Tulsa police and the state medical examiner's office in the search for a missing child. This is yet another example of the exciting forensic opportunities students get to participate in as a result of the program's relationship with local law enforcement. See the news article in the Media section.

April 26, 2012
This month, the Oklahoma Forensic Science Consortium will be meeting on the CHS campus in Tulsa. The program will feature various speakers, and cumulate in an exciting explosives demonstration led by Dr. Wagner. This is one you won't want to miss!

April 19, 2012
Dr. Fred Schaffer and lab manager Lynn Whetsell will be offering Ion Torrent training on campus at 10:30. As we will be installing our own Ion Torrent sequencer in the near future, this training will be invaluable. Please join! Pizza provided.

April 12, 2012
Roundtable Discussion
Join us for this month's roundtable discussion! Led by Dr. Ronald Thrasher, we will discuss the field of forensic psychology, specifically "Sex and Suicide: Gender Roles, Nesting, and Staging". The meeting is from noon to 1pm in E-393.

March 14, 2012
FSO welcomes Skiatoook High School for a tour of the forensic labs and several demonstration stations.

March 2, 2012
FSO revisits Science Museum Oklahoma along with faculty to assist in the museum's forensic science day and represent the program.

February 2012
It's time again for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences! This year the destination is Atlanta Georgia. As several current and former students and faculty will be in attendance, we have scheduled an alumni reception for Wednesday evening at 9pm in the High Velocity Sports Bar of the Atlanta Marriot Marquis.

January 20, 2012
FSO members will be carpooling to OSBI in OKC for this year's first meeting of the Oklahoma Forensic Science Consortium. This meeting will be hosted by Robert Weston.

November 12, 2011
Prospective Student Day
FSO members will lead prospective student groups on a tour of the floor and our four primary forensic departments. Come check out the program. Feel free to bring your parents, as well as lots of questions!

October 28, 2012
Happy Halloween! FSO members will lead 100 3rd-5th grade students through forensic science stations including fingerprints, ALS, banana DNA extraction, and toxicological glow-stick making.

October 18, 2012
Journal Club
This month's Journal Club will discuss the recent Supreme Court decision on Bullcoming v. New Mexico. Join us for lunch on campus in room E-102 at noon. Please review the case prior to the meeting:

October 13, 2012
The CSI Effect: Maximizing the Potential of Forensic DNA Don't miss this free training! Hear from the nation's leading experts in forensic DNA, including a cold case detective, a retired New York City Homicide investigator, a survivor/advocate, and scientific and public policy experts. Presenters will demystify the function of the CODIS database; review best practices for working cold cases; discuss using DNA in missing persons cases; explore crime scene evidence collection and Touch DNA; and discuss innovations in the criminal justice use of DNA such as familial searching. To register, go to http://www.ncvc.org/dnaSymposium held at the Marriott Oklahoma City [3233 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112] If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact either: Ilse Knecht--202-467-8723 or Joseph Kosten-- 202-467-8751.

October 6, 2012
FSO will help represent the Forensic Sciences program at the annual Research Symposium for the Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP) at the Noble Research Center in Stillwater. OK-LSAMP is a NSF-backed organization that encourages underrepresented minorities toward research careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We will be at the table from 7am-5pm in the NRC on the OSU Stillwater campus. All FSO members are invited to help! 

September, 9, 2012
FSO Meeting
Beginning of the year dinner and movie: FSO will meet at McNellie's pub in downtown Tulsa for dinner, followed by a showing of the new science thriller "Contagion". See you there at 6!

September 7, 2012
First FSO meeting of the semester!
Join us at Leon's on Brookside at 6pm for free appetizers and meet several current FSO members. We'll discuss our goals for the year and orient new members. Remember to bring your ideas for this year's t-shirt design, or have it in to Allison by Friday, the 14th. See you there!






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