The camp portfolio includes summer camps in Dallas, TX as well as camps-for-a-day and teacher workshops around the country in military connected communities.
SMU Crime Scene Investigation Summer Camp
The SMU CSI Summer Camp is comprised of two week-long sessions (one for girls and one for boys) where kids will have the opportunity to explore the science and technology behind identification and crime solving. Guest speakers include an FBI Agent, local Police, Dallas Explorers, K-9 Unit, SWAT Team, NamUS, Texas Rangers, and a Psychophysiologist. Campers participated in Face, Speech Iris Recognition, Fingerprint Dusting and Sensor labs, Paper Chromatography, Bone Identification, DNA Extraction and Electrophoresis, a GPS Activity and the Psychology of Deception.
SMU Crime Scene Investigation Camp for a Day
In the Spring of 2012, the Caruth team joined forces with the Military Child Education Coalition to bring a CSI Camp for a Day to Kileen, TX. Expanding upon the success of the first camp, in October of 2012, a second Camp for a Day was held in Tacoma, Washington. Students had the opportunity to meet with local police, Explorers, and perform Fingerprint Dusting, DNA Extraction, Paper Chromatography, and a Fingerprint Sensor Lab.
SMU Crime Scene Investigation Teacher Camp
The inaugural Teacher Camp was held in August of 2012 at the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education. A second camp was held in Tacoma, Washington in October of 2012. Both Camps included activities ranging from Paper Chromatography to DNA Extraction. Teachers discussed Project and Inquiry Based Learning and received mini-CSI Kits to take back to their classrooms.