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NIJ grant will help fund research project in chemistry, forensic science

Western Carolina University Chemistry and Physics Department head David Evanoff and forensic research scientist Brittania Bintz are hoping a $346,740 grant from the National Institute of Justice will help produce a faster and less expensive method of confirming the presence of human bodily fluids on samples, which would be useful to the forensic science community when testing rape kits and other sexual assault evidence.

Students team with Service Learning to offer expo

Western Carolina University students participated in a two-hour activities expo with 20 youth and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities on Thursday, Nov. 12, as part of ongoing community involvement by the WCU Center for Service Learning.