Camp CSI Birmingham

blood sample analysis

Learn what forensic scientists and crime scene investigators do. Receive hands-on training with collecting evidence, dusting for fingerprints, searching for blood stains, analyzing DNA evidence, interpreting DNA profiles, and examining flies and maggots!

Camp CSI: Birmingham is designed to show high school students, grades 10-12, the reality behind the forensic science depicted in such television dramas as CSI and NCIS; develop their interest in science and the scientific method; and provide information on forensic science education and career opportunities. By engaging in substantively related activities during a one-week period, Camp CSI: Birmingham will:

  • help students develop their analytical skills
  • help students learn (by doing) the steps involved in the scientific method
  • teach students how to collect, preserve, secure, analyze, and present evidence
  • expose students to current generation equipment and methods used in forensic-based laboratories
  • expose students to the reality of forensic-based investigations of crime scenes
  • allow students to have fun while learning about such topics as DNA, fingerprints, criminalistics, and related forensic-based concepts
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.