Mount Students Bring Home CSI Challenge Title
Emmitsburg, Maryland – Mount St. Mary’s University students receive first and second place honors at the 2013 Annual CSI Challenge. The Challenge — hosted by the Mount, welcomed 35 investigative teams of students from the University of Maryland, Towson University, George Mason University and Guelph-Humber University.
First Place team members: Maggie Rosenbaum, C ‘15, Michelle Rose, C ‘15, and Bridgette Nitza-Buwala, C ‘15
Second Place team members: Constance Kniesler, C ‘15, Cristina Gonzalez, C’15, and Suzanna Anani, C ’15.
Third Place honors went to the University of Maryland team with Tim Fromn, Mark Lombard, and Andrea Williams. An Honorable Mention award was handed out to the Mount team of Jalai Gilbert, C ‘15, Jessica Mangold, C ‘15 and Alex Biris, C ‘15.
“Our Mount students’ investigative, forensic, report writing, and problem skills shined during this year’s competition,” said Criminal Justice Program Director Joseph Vince. “We are proud of the student leaders and members of the Criminal Justice Student Association who received high praise from both the practicing professionals and visiting university faculty members for the planning and execution of a flawlessly run event.”
The CSI competition, established to encourage educational pursuits in the career fields of forensic science and criminal investigation offers students the opportunity for real-world experience supplied by a mock-crime scene, coupled with the stress of competition and time constraints. The Challenge’s objective is to demonstrate professional proficiency, scientific expertise, and critical thinking required of persons engaged in crime scene evidence recovery and laboratory examination.
For more information on the CSI Challenge please visit: Criminal Justice Program