NFSTC@FIU is an integral part of the Tampa Bay area and provides fact-based forensic science education to students and the general public.
NFSTC sponsors the Tampa Bay chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association and is home to founding members of the Greater Tampa Bay Chapter of Women In Defense (WID).
In 2016, NFSTC joined the Global SOF Foundation as a corporate partner. The foundation joins together companies that serve the Special Operations Forces to address global security challenges facing today’s modern warfighter.
CSI Night—CSI Night 2015 brought together business and technology leaders, law enforcement and military personnel from around Tampa Bay for a behind-the-scenes look at technology advancements impacting today’s forensic science industry.
Community Outreach Events
St. Petersburg Science Festival—NFSTC has participated in the festival since 2013 with hands-on activities for kids and adults. Visitors to NFSTC’s booth learned about fingerprint science, chromatography and capillary action, and how different spectra of light reveals hidden fingerprints on objects.
National Forensic Science Week
NFSTC is a major supporter in the National Forensic Science Week (NFSW), an awareness campaign to educate communities about their local forensic services now in its third year. The event celebrates the great work forensic scientists do for public safety.
STEM Student Tours—Since 2010, NFSTC has hosted Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students from local high schools for hands-on tours of our forensic science training facility. Students are invited to tour NFSTC’s facility and participate in hands-on activities from various forensic disciplines. NFSTC hosts these tours each summer as part of the Pinellas County STEM TEC Summer Career Institute.
NFSTC in the Media
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