Madonna University had two forensic science students present part of the University's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Research at the International Association for Identification Conference held last week in Nashville, Tenn. They won the Student Research Category. The poster titled, Methods to Enhance and Preserve Blood Impressions from the Skin of Decedents During the Early Stages of Decomposition was presented by Kristen Szabelski, Sarah Holton, (pictured top left)) and Assistant Professor Jessica Zarate.
This research was conducted as part of the NIJ Grant awarded to Madonna University Forensic Science Faculty working in collaboration with Northern Michigan University, Forensic Research Outdoor Station (FROST). Pictured below are Holton (far left) and Szabelski (fourth from left) and the Northern Michigan University students with whom they worked on this summer project. Professor Zarate expressed her appreciation for their help with the project.