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ACU professor to attend 'CSI' workshop, teach 'CSI: Abilene' in fall

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April 15, 2005

Dr. Autumn Sutherlin, Abilene Christian University assistant professor of biochemistry, will learn the tricks of the forensics trade made popular by the hit television show "CSI" at a workshop this summer and will return to teach a class on the subject to Honors Program students at ACU.

She and other college professors will learn how to process a crime scene, identify drug traces and perform blood typing and DNA profiling at the workshop at Williams College, June 13-18. They will spend a full day at the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center.

In September, Sutherlin will teach "CSI: Abilene," a 5-week course for ACU Honors Program students. Her students will process a mock crime scene, interview forensic investigators, and discuss the national popularity of forensic science TV shows.

The workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation through the Center for Workshops in Chemical Sciences.

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