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September 06, 2012 | Tom Ballard

Only 20 spots remain for next week’s TVC Forensics Symposium

About 20 spots remain for the first-ever regional Tennessee Valley Corridor Forensics Symposium on September 13 at the Baker Center for Public Policy on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus.

The day-long symposium includes keynote remarks from top leaders from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Center. There will also be panel discussions and presentations from experts representing a variety of educational institutions, and private and public sector organizations across the region.

Attendees will discuss the evolution, challenges and opportunities in the world of forensic science, and the potential this thriving sector represents in growing or attracting more jobs to the region.

“The forensics industry covers a wide range of capabilities, and our region is home to national and international experts in several forensic disciplines,” said Eric Abelquist, vice president of Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) who has served as the key organizer of the Tennessee Valley Corridor Forensics Initiative.  “Our opportunity is to find more ways to work together and link our regional capabilities to help grow the jobs of the future here in our region.”

The event is sponsored by ORAU, Materials and Chemistry Laboratory, Inc., National Institute for Hometown Security and UT.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required.  To register, contact Jennifer Wiggins at  For more information, go to

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