Advancing Forensic Science
The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) is dedicated to supporting the justice and defense communities through innovative programs, evaluation of the latest technologies, training, laboratory support and consulting. Our goal is for all stakeholders to receive and provide the highest level of forensic science services.
Science in the Sun is a Success
Posted on October 22, 2014
Invisible ink, fingerprints and perfect weather made for a great St. Petersburg Science Festival. The National Forensic Science Technology Center was joined by volunteers from Pinellas Park High School’s Criminal Justice Academy for the fourth annual event held on the University of South Florida St. Petersburg waterfront campus.
Children, and quite a few adults, wandered [...]read more...
Thanks to you, the FIC moves towards new grant
Posted on October 15, 2014
Thanks to your support, the Forensic Innovation Center (FIC) is one step closer to receiving a Mission Main Street Grant for Small Businesses from Chase Bank. The FIC needed 250 votes before October 17 to advance to the next round and we not only met it, we exceeded the goal three days early.
A panel [...]read more...
The FIC is going “Main Street”
Posted on September 29, 2014
The Forensic Innovation Center (FIC) is nominated for a $150,000 Mission Main Street Grant for Small Businesses from Chase Bank. To win the grant, however, the FIC needs your – and your friends’ – help. With at least 250 votes on the FIC entry page by October 17, the Center can move on to the [...]read more...
National Forensic Science Week Recap
Posted on August 19, 2014
The second annual National Forensic Science Week wrapped up as a hugely successful event with participation by crime laboratories and forensic professionals across America. Official proclamations were made by officials in cities including Largo, FL; Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; and Miami-Dade, FL, and statewide in Pennsylvania and Indiana to kick off the celebration. [...]read more...
New online course! Intro to Forensic Biology
Posted on August 12, 2014
There’s more to running a successful crime lab than the TV shows would lead you to believe. Real-life crime laboratories require safe and effective practices that are both scientific and administrative in nature. These two concepts go hand-in-hand because if your findings aren’t accurately recorded and analyzed, investigations can be compromised. [...]read more...