Published on 3 December 2015
A Dundee community centre turned into a mock crime scene during a CSI workshop today (Thursday 3 December 2015).
Fifteen local residents took part in a fingerprint recovery and identification session at Mill O Mains Community Pavilion as part of the CSI CS-WHY CS-HOW community engagement project which Dundee Science Centre has been delivering.
The free project was made possible by Scottish Government funding aimed at projects to engage ‘hard to reach’ audiences and revolves around a murder mystery scenario which captures the imaginations of the learners as they figure out clues and information week by week.
Today was the third of four sessions, with others focused on crime scene investigation, an introduction to forensic science, and DNA evidence. Next week, during the final session, the mystery will be solved.
Rebecca Erskine, Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager, Dundee Science Centre commented, “This course has been a fantastic and inspirational hands-on learning experience for local residents and, as well as being fun, has proved that science is for everyone, and is an exciting and engaging subject to get stuck into. It’s also provided a brilliant insight into careers linked to Forensic Sciences, with the chance to meet lots of local experts and researchers, and widened participants’ horizons about directions they might seek to go in further down the line – whether in forensics specifically or other STEM-related careers.” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).”
For more information, please contact Rebecca Erskine, Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager, Dundee Science Centre – telephone (01382) 228800, email Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk.