Forensic Science Teacher Workshops
In October 2015, STEMversity held its 1st Science Teachers Educational Workshop (STEW), and it was a great success! The 1st workshop focused on paper chromatography, and how it can be applied to different science fields.
Since then, STEMversity has had 8 Science Teacher Workshops that cover the topics below.
FAST offers professional development to science teachers consisting of lecture and theory with hands on demonstrations. The workshops offer forensic chemistry, qualitative/ quantitative, analysis, DNA, fingerprinting and chromatography. The program offers two Student-Teacher Workshops (STWs) per semester. The Workshops include:
Drug Forensic Chemistry- include presumptive testing, separation techniques, drug classes and identification.
Qualitative/Quantitative analysis- the definition and how each is used in drug analysis
Chromatography – Separation techniques
Infrared Spectroscopy – Identification techniques
Educators use this knowledge to deliver a more robust science curriculum to their students. The STWs are designed for teachers who do not have a science education degree.