Crime Scene Investigation Camp was created, designed and is directed by Dr. Lynda McMaster-Schuyler, a biology and chemistry professor at the State University in New York at Cobleskill. It has served over 650 students for 15 years providing meaningful, true hands-on workshops in forensic science.
At the height of Americans' fascination with forensics and Hollywood’s sensational portrayals, Dr. McMaster-Schuyler was interested in teaching students about the "science behind the bling." She wanted students to understand the science involved in forensics and enjoy the excitement in solving a criminal investigation.
"Forensic science is a great way to turn kids on to STEM disciplines
and introduce the scientific method. Because any discipline can be studied forensically, our camp explores all sorts of technologies and topics while having fun solving a realistically staged crime.” Dr. McMaster-Schuyler