Forensic Investigation Lab
Modifications to a traditional classroom have been made in order to house the new Forensic Investigation Laboratory. The laboratory location has a full wall of glass windows, which enables visitors to observe students, faculty, and staff working in the lab without interference. Laboratory-grade countertops, cabinetry, and a sink have been installed, as well as ventilation and lab equipment hoods to assure the safety of the room. Equipment in the lab includes Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) terminals, down flow work stations with fuming hoods, fuming chambers, swab drying chambers, comparison microscopes, and an instructor's station connected to a digital projection unit. The lab also has a designated lecture space that is reserved for forensic investigation classes and will accommodate approximately 40 students. As a result of this set-up, instructors are able to quickly transform from lecture materials directly into hands-on activities.
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