Maryland Student Forensic Conference

NDMU is hosting this year's Maryland Student Forensic Conference, "Emerging Technologies in Forensic Science," which is aimed towards high school and undergraduate students with a desire to learn more about careers in forensics and other opportunities in the growing field of forensic science and forensic studies.

Keynote Event

Lt. Brian Mayers - ATF accelerant detection canine handler of "K9 Spice", fire and explosives investigator at Anne Arundel County Fire Department


Several forensic professionals and law enforcement agencies will be on-hand to perform demonstrations and hands-on activities in the latest advances in forensic investigations, as well as to answer student questions.

  • Polygraph
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Firearm Analysis
  • Forensic Insects
  • Emerging Technologies
  • ALS and Latent Prints
  • and more!

Representatives from eight Maryland colleges and universities offering forensic degrees will also be available to answer questions regarding career choices, degree options, and research opportunities.


Contact List

Name Institution Department  Email
Howard Schindler Stevenson University/St. Paul’s HS Forensic Science
Darlene Brothers-Gray Coppin State University Criminal Justice
Laura Ellsworth Prince George’s County Community College Public Safety and Law
Alison Shao Stevenson University School of Sciences and Graduate and Professional Studies
Raymond Harris Prince George’s County Community College Public Safety and Law
David Rivers Loyola University Maryland Biology
Kelly Elkins Towson University Chemistry
Gwen Gilinger CCBC Biology
Rana DellaRocco BPD Forensic Unit/Towson Director, Forensic Unit
Judy Staveley Frederick CC Bioprocessing and Forensic Science
Emily Boward Frederick CC Science Laboratory Technician
Thomas Coogan Stevenson University Associate Dean of Forensics

Event Sponsors

The event is being sponsored by the Center for Forensic Excellence at Stevenson University, Loyola University Maryland, and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This event is open to high school and undergraduate students, but registration is required.