Center for the Future of Forensic Science gets new home on campus
Bowling Green State University student Madison Muir explains a forensic science research technique to Ohio Attorney General David Yost at a preview of the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science Jan. 15. The $1.2 million facility provides an experiential learning environment for forensic science students and a gateway to advanced training and cutting-edge research for practicing forensic scientists, forensic science technicians, crime scene investigators and other law enforcement professionals.
Yost was joined at the preview by President Rodney Rogers; Randy Gardner, chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education; and Dr. Jon Sprague, director of the Center for the Future of Forensic Science.
“This center and public partnership is an example of how BGSU creates public good,” Rogers said. “From forensic accounting to processing evidence, this center, through its students and faculty, will help drive the vitality of the region.”
The center includes the most advanced learning laboratory in Ohio, which mirrors the lab used by professional forensic scientists within the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The center was made possible through funding by the state of Ohio.