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July 25, 2005

PRESS RELEASE: Young Scholars' Program targets national youth

From: Gallaudet - Jul 25, 2005

CSI: Gallaudet
Deaf teens take part in Young Scholars' Program

(WASHINGTON) A crime has been committed in the nation's capital. Don't worry, CSI: Gallaudet is on the case.

For two weeks in July, seven teens from across the nation will take a crash course in forensic science during Gallaudet University's Crimes and Clues camp. The program, an academic camp for talented and gifted deaf and hard of hearing high school students, is facilitated through the university's Summer & Saturday unit.

Crimes and Clues is an intensive hands-on learning experience, in which students will learn about forensics through lab work. The campers will also take several field trips to see real–life forensics practitioners at work. These field trips include tours of an FBI Crime Lab, the U. S. Secret Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

The program culminates in a mock trial based on a forensics case designed for students to apply their newly gained knowledge. This activity gives the students an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to identify the defining characteristics of forensics evidence. It also allows them to put their forensics knowledge into a larger context.

About Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students. The University enjoys an international reputation for the outstanding graduate programs it provides deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students, as well as for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people. In addition, the University's Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center serves deaf and hard-of-hearing children at its two demonstration schools and throughout the nation by developing, implementing, and disseminating innovative educational strategies. Gallaudet is located in Washington, DC.