Forensic Science Club offers an opportunity to connect with others


Arnav Pokharel

The members of the forensics club decorate their papers. The room was filled with laughter and enjoyment.

On Feb 8, the Forensic Science Club held its monthly meeting in Benton Hall 211. The meeting drew individuals who have an interest in forensic science. The purpose of the club is to educate individuals about forensic science and offer opportunities for individuals to connect with others who share similar interests.

At the meeting, the club screened an episode of the popular TV show “NCIS.” Following this, the club members and the attendees participated in a game called “Bad Forensic Bingo,” themed around the episode they watched. The game was intended to be an enjoyable and interactive way for the members to both celebrate and broaden their knowledge of the various aspects of forensic science.

As part of the game, all participants had the opportunity to personalize their bingo papers by decorating them with various supplies. This activity was meant to stimulate creativity, encourage self-expression and foster a sense of individuality among the members. It gave participants a chance to make a unique mark on the game and the experience was more memorable.

The club also offers a chance to hone forensic skills, such as discussing real cases and identifying inaccuracies. The club serves as a valuable networking tool and a way to stay up to date on the latest developments in the field.

“The Forensic Club meeting is a fun place for people to come together and engage in interesting activities if they have common interests,” said Christina Bailey, a sophomore forensic biology major. “I’ve always had a positive impression of the club’s capacity to foster awareness among its members through a variety of events and activities.”

After the game’s conclusion, all the papers from the members were displayed on a communal display board. This served as a representation of the group’s enjoyment of the club activity, and symbolized the unity and camaraderie that was fostered among the members.

During the event, Jennifer Jackson, the vice president of the club, spoke about the game and outlined the main objectives of the Forensic Science Club. She emphasized that the primary aim of the club is to offer a platform for individuals interested in forensic science to broaden their knowledge of career opportunities, connect with others who share similar interests and participate in activities related to the field.

“Anyone who is interested in forensic science is always welcomed to the club, regardless of their background or experience,” said Jackson.

Jackson also informed that, in addition to its monthly meetings, the club is organizing a trip for a group of people to attend the Kansas Division Identification Association Conference. This conference will offer the club members a chance to learn more about the latest developments in the field and network with other professionals in the industry.

The Forensic Science Club consistently provides an opportunity for individuals to learn more about the field of forensic science, connect with others who share the similar interests and have a good time doing so, regardless of whether they are a student or a faculty member.

Follow the Forensic Science Club on Instagram @wuforensicscienceclub.


Edited by: Rakesh Swarnakar, Simran Shrestha and LeSha’ Davis