STEM-Law Winter Camp @VCU School of Engineering
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STEM-Law Winter Camp Course Schedule (2d and 4th Sundays)
Session #1 – Sunday, 22 Jan – STEM-Law Intro, Career Path Share and Crime Scene Discovery
Session #2 – Sunday, 12 Feb – Evidence Collection, Investigation and Crime Scene Reconstruction
Session #3 – Sunday, 26 Feb – Testimony and Forensics Analysis
Session #4 – Sunday, 12 March – Case Development and Legal Defense Preparation
Session #5 – Sunday, 26 March – Case Presentation, Mock Trial and Graduation Ceremony
Students attend classroom sessions with engaging experiments expanded to include role-play and subject matter expert presentations on STEM-Law careers.
Students collect data, research, and collaborate with experts to present their case in mock trial and debate sessions. Site visits to the local university’s School of Law, courthouse, police department, forensics lab and other sites expand the real-world application of the course. Subject matter experts in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, law, behavioral science and law enforcement manage the sessions.
The camp delivers a very unique educational experience designed to increase the number of students, particularly those from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds, to the STEM-L professional industry and drive motivation in migration towards the legal and STEM career pipelines. Our strategic partnerships seek to collaboratively reduce youth violence, prevent drug use, promote child safety, and improve relationships between police and young people, with a special emphasis on youth most at risk.