New York, NY, June 20, 2010 – Faculty and students from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Department of Sciences coordinated the CSI Experience at the 2010 World Science Street Festival in New York City on June 6. For the second year, members of the science department, with the help of student volunteers, organized four tents with various interactive forensic activities for visitors of all ages.
The John Jay College exhibitions featured a cordoned off “crime scene” that encouraged visitors to investigate the scene from a scientific point of view. Other displays included activities such as: dusting for latent fingerprints, examining drop height on blood spatter patterns, examining blood cells, hairs, and insects under the microscope, and examining firearms evidence. The John Jay exhibits attracted hundreds of enthusiastic visitors.
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The following faculty, staff and student volunteer, led by Professor Linda Rourke, helped to make this event possible:
The World Science Festival is an annual celebration of science held in New York City. The goal of the Festival is to take science out of the laboratory and into the streets, theaters, museums, and public halls of New York City, making the esoteric understandable and the familiar fascinating. For more information about the festival, visit http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/.
About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/.