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Marshall plays role at West Virginia Youth Science Camp

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Students from all around the state got to separate reality from CSI at West Virginia Youth Science Camp thanks to Marshall University faculty.

According to a press release, Dr. Terry W. Fenger, director of the Marshall University Forensic Science Center, and John Sammons, an assistant professor in Marshall's Integrated Science and Technology Department, talked with kids at the state science camp Thursday.

The camp started July 15 and ended July 28 at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, W.Va. 

Students got to become Sherlock Holmes and solve a crime. Fenger and Sammons also talked about how forensics has impacted the science of criminal investigation.

"I explained that crime today is being facilitated more and more with technology," Sammons said. "It's not just identity theft and child pornography. Traditional crimes such as robbery, burglary and murder also generate digital evidence."