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Forensic Investigation, Research & Education was established as a student organization at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth on February 10, 2005.  F.I.R.E. was established as a way to gain recognition for the Forensic Genetics students on campus.  The objectives are to learn about various fields of Forensics through speakers, fieldtrips, and other educational activities, to establish a network of contacts in the field, to aid students in establishing a career path, and to increase communication between students interested in Forensics.  At present, there are approximately 30 student members from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and several faculty and staff members.

F.I.R.E. is a highly active organization, participating in forensics conferences, educational opportunities, and community service.  Since its inception, F.I.R.E. members have attended the American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual meetings in New Orleans and Seattle, the Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators summer and winter meetings in Austin, and the International Association for Identification conference in Dallas and are making arrangements to attend the upcoming AAFS and AFDAA meetings.  F.I.R.E. has also sponsored on-campus lectures on Expert Witness Testimony, Fingerprint Examination, Hair and Trace Evidence Analysis, Forensic Entomology, Ballistics, and the 1st International Human Identification E-Symposium, as well as lectures by Dr. Joe Warren (UNT HSC) and Dr. Pat Cooke (UNT HSC) about getting into the field of Forensics.  F.I.R.E is educating the local community about Forensics and DNA analysis through presentations and demonstrations at middle schools, high schools, and the regional science fair.  In order to serve the community, F.I.R.E. members have volunteered at the UNT HSC Research Appreciation Day and organized a very successful clothing drive for Hurricane Katrina evacuees as well as a canned food drive that benefited the Tarrant Area Food Bank. 

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Forensic Investigation, Research & Education was established as a student organization at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth on February 10, 2005. F.I.R.E. was established as a way to gain recognition for the Forensic Genetics students on campus. The objectives are to learn about various fields of Forensics through speakers, fieldtrips, and other educational activities, to establish a network of contacts in the field, to aid students in establishing a career path, and to increase communication between students interested in Forensics. At present, there are approximately 30 student members from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and several faculty and staff members.

F.I.R.E. is a highly active organization, participating in forensics conferences, educational opportunities, and community service. Since its inception, F.I.R.E. members have attended the American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual meetings in New Orleans and Seattle, the Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators summer and winter meetings in Austin, and the International Association for Identification conference in Dallas and are making arrangements to attend the upcoming AAFS and AFDAA meetings. F.I.R.E. has also sponsored on-campus lectures on Expert Witness Testimony, Fingerprint Examination, Hair and Trace Evidence Analysis, Forensic Entomology, Ballistics, and the 1st International Human Identification E-Symposium, as well as lectures by Dr. Joe Warren (UNT HSC) and Dr. Pat Cooke (UNT HSC) about getting into the field of Forensics. F.I.R.E is educating the local community about Forensics and DNA analysis through presentations and demonstrations at middle schools, high schools, and the regional science fair. In order to serve the community, F.I.R.E. members have volunteered at the UNT HSC Research Appreciation Day and organized a very successful clothing drive for Hurricane Katrina evacuees as well as a canned food drive that benefited the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

Joseph Warren, Advisor
jwarren@hsc.unt.edu

Category

GSBS

Group Email

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N/A

Selection Process

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none

Frequency of Elections

Yearly, Semesterly, Officers Appointed, etc.

Yearly

Timeframe for Elections

What Month/Time of Year do Elections Occur?

February

Number of Active Members

30

President Name

Stephanie Giuffrida

Vice President's Name

Whitney West

Treasurer's Name

Whitney Ludwick

Secretary's Name

Alexandra Blessing

Advisor Name

Joseph Warren

Advisor School Title

Assisstant Professor/Assisstant Director