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University Students Compete and Win at Northeast Association of Forensic Scientists Meeting

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019 - 12:00 AM All News , Arts and Sciences
  • Pictured (L to R): Western New England University Forensic Chemistry majors, Allison Beckett, Kayla Snider, and Alyssa Galenski, and Forensic Biology major, Michelle Zawalski with Professor Adrian Garcia-Sega.

Western New England University Professional Educator Adrian Garcia-Sega and a cohort of seven University students recently attended the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS) where they competed and won the undergraduate competition. The winning team consisted of four Forensic Science majors who are also members of the Omicron Chapter of Delta Delta Epsilon (DDE), the University’s chapter of DDE, the forensic science honor society.

The team not only scored higher than all of the undergraduate programs represented but also tied with the winning graduate program. They were awarded the “Chin Cup” for demonstrating excellence in academic field of Forensics. The Chin Cups is named in memory of a long-time NEAFS member George Chin who had a deep passion for forensic science and as a self-appointed “God of Trace Evidence”, he liked to share his knowledge and mentor the younger generation, according to the NEAFS website. Chin worked at the New Jersey State Police Crime Laboratory.