Forensic Science / CSI Camp

The International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) world-renowned for its research and education in the field of forensic science, in partnership with the National Forensic Science Technology Center, NFSTC, offers an opportunity to engage in a one-week hands-on, in-depth experience led by forensic scientist and CSI experts.

Join us at the Modesto Maidique Campus, July 15-19, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for this opportunity!\
Learn the secrets of how CSIs uncover hidden evidence and engage in careful observation and evidence collection. Learn about crime scene investigation, detection and interpretation of fingerprints, bloodstain patterns, forensic anthropology, forensic entomology, DNA, report writing, ethics, court testimony and more! Faculty and staff include FIU and NFSTC experts with extensive combined experience in forensic science and have members that are former employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami-Dade Police Department Crime Laboratory, California Department of Justice DNA Laboratory and other agencies.

Activities include:
• Crime Scene Investigation, chain of custody, evidence documentation and processing
• Crime Scene Reconstruction
• Fingerprint classification, latent print development, lifting and comparisons
• Shoeprint pattern comparisons
• Blood presumptive testing
• Bloodstain pattern analysis
• DNA electrophoresis and forensic DNA profiling
• Forensic anthropology
• Forensic DNA and International crime/human rights investigations
• Courtroom procedures and testimony

This camp is targeted for those interested in the application of science to criminal investigation and is open to advanced middle to high school and university students ages 13 and above.

Steven B. Lee has close to 20 years of experience in Forensic Science, holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), and is currently a Professor within the International Forensic Research Institute at FIU. Dr. Lee was formerly the Director of R&D at the California Department of Justice’s DNA Laboratory is a full member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the California Association of Criminalists, and a fellow in the Criminalistics Division of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He also serves as a certified inspector for the Laboratory Accreditation Board of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, on the Department of Defense Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory Quality Assurance Board as a technical reviewer for NIJ research grants and reports and has served on the FBI Technical Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods.

Bruce McCord, Professor/FIU Christina Golman, NFSTC/FIU Dr. DeEtta Mills, Director of IFRI/FIU Jeffrey Wells, Assoc. Professor/ FIU Kenneth Furton, Provost and Chief Operating Officer Mark Okuda, Faculty EVCollege Sara Casado Zapico, Instructor/FIU Toby Wolson, M.S., F-ABC

Registration fee of $750 includes educational and recreational activities, field trip/s, CSI Toolkit, camp shirt, duffel bag, lunch, and snack. No overnight lodging is provided. To request list of preferred hotels close to the FIU campus, email

To register select the REGISTRATION tab above. Space in limited.