Some Dates to Know
- Lab Tours for Partner CJA Students and Macauley Honors College Students
- PRISM Orientation and Lunch
- 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony
- RSVP Deadline for PRISM Monthly Meeting
- NEAFS Early Registration Deadline
September 17 (4:15 - 5:15 p.m.):
- Forensic Science in the Courtroom Lecture Series: Eric Nelson Speaking about Forensic Expert Testimony, the Defense Perspective
September 18 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.):
- PRISM Monthly Meeting
- Fall Research Proposal Deadline
- NEAFS Abstract Submission Deadline
October 8 (4:15 - 5:15 p.m.):
- Forensic Science in the Courtroom Lecture Series: Dr. Monica Smiddy, Forensic Pathologist at the OCME
- PRISM Outing to Edison House
CHECK PRISM FALL EVENTS CALENDAR FOR ADDITIONAL EVENTS AND MEETINGS!
Mentor Funding and Supply Ordering
Mentors are again allotted $1500 in supply money for each funded PRISM student and $500 for each additional student to a maximum of $2500. We are working to streamline the procedures for ordering supplies and obtaining approvals. Please be on the lookout soon for an email from Ed or contact him
with any immediate questions.
Introduction to Forensics Seminar - Recap
PRISM recently held its annual Introduction to Forensics Seminar, designed to whet the appetites of underclassmen at JJC and our partner community colleges. A total of 18 students attended the seminar, which gave them a better understanding of what forensic science entails as well as got them thinking now about a major track and an area of research. To read more about the seminar details and for a link to additional pictures, visit our events page
on the PRISM website.
John Jay's 9/11 Commemoration to Include PRISM Student Carlos Texeira
September 11 is a day full of significance for all of us here at John Jay: more than a decade ago on that date we lost 67 students and alumni. John Jay College will hold a ceremony in Memorial Hall during community hour on Thursday, 9/11. The ceremony will feature poetry and music as well as the reading of the names of our 67 fallen heroes. As the names are read, 67 students from every John Jay student organization and program will pay their respects by lighting a candle in their names. Our own Carlos Texeira will be representing PRISM at that event. We hope you can join us that afternoon to remember our heroes.
Zully Santiago Wins an Award for Her Work in the Writing Center
This summer, PRISM alumna and PRISM Symposium Poster Competition winner Zully Santiago received an honorary award from the Departments of Sciences and English for her work at The Writing Center. Read more about it on the PRISM website
PRISM Office Use and Availability
As many of you know, the PRISM office, 05.61.00 is equipped with a conference table and a smartboard. We encourage our mentors to use this space for lab meetings.
To ensure availability, simply sign it out using the big calendar on the wall or email email@example.com
with your day/time request.
PRISM Fall Schedule of Events
PRISM students were emailed a fall PRISM calendar of events. This included mandatory, optional, recommended, and social events. To review this calendar and event information, please click here
. Mentors are always welcome to attend!
One of these PRISM events is the September 18 monthly meeting that will include guest speakers from the Harvard School of Public Health. Students should have received an email invitation
to this event, which is mandatory for funded students and they must RSVP by using the doodle link
included in the invitation.
Northeast Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS) Conference
This year’s NEAFS conference is taking place in Hershey, PA from 11/3-11/6. If you think you have a student who would benefit from presenting at this conference, please discuss this possibility with the student. The deadline to submit an abstract is October 1 and early discounted registration ends on 9/15. For those of you who are less familiar with NEAFS, the conference goes beyond criminalistics and includes sessions for forensic biology, drug chemistry, and toxicology. Visit the NEAFS website
Jiwon Seo is the Recipient of Competitive Scholarship
Jiwon Seo, PRISM senior, was recently awarded a competitive $2,000 scholarship from the Kimbo Foundation
, whose mission is to recognize and encourage students who show exceptional academic achievement and leadership potential for the Korean community, and to provide them with financial support in their endeavor to study. Jiwon is an excellent student both in the classroom and in the lab, where he conducts his research with mentor, Dr. Demi Cheng. It is easy to see why he was one of only 27 recipients in the New York region to be selected for this honor, from a pool of 111 applicants.
Scholarship Opportunity for Promising Juniors
If you have a promising junior in your lab, you may want to encourage him or her to purse the NOAA Educational Partnership Program
with Minority Serving Institutions Undergraduate Scholarship Program (USP). To learn more, visit the PRISM website blog