High school students learn forensics in new program

(WBIR-University of Tennessee) Future forensic experts are learning a thing or two, thanks to a first-of-its kind partnership with the University of Tennessee.

Fifteen juniors and seniors from Knox County Schools wrapped up a two-week internship at the Forensic Anthropology Center at UT this Friday. They learned how to identify human bones, DNA, and other forensic skills. This is the program's first year, and professors say they expect this to continue.

"We wanted to fill in a void in their curriculum," said Giovanna Vidoli, a research assistant with UT. "We get a lot of requests from high schools juniors, seniors, even freshmen, with an interest in forensic anthropology."

The program wrapped up Friday with presentations as students showed parents what they've learned during the two week program.


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