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Penn State Forensic Science Alumni, Emily Parchuke, receives 2018 FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award

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Emily Parchuke, a Penn State Forensic Science Alumni, was named one of two recipients of the 2018 Forensic Science Foundation Emerging Forensic Scientist Award.  The 19th Annual Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Emerging Forensic Scientist Award paper competition was hosted in Seattle, WA.  Parchuke, was selected for her presentation, “An Analysis of Ethanol in Blood and Oral Fluid Samples From Dosed Individuals by Headspace Gas Chromatography.”  In addition to the award, Emily will also receive expense reimbursement to attend the 71st Forensic Science Foundation Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

Parchuke attended Penn State from 2012 - 2016 and studied as an undergraduate researcher in the Roy Lab from September 2015 - May 2016.  Upon graduation she continued her education by attending Cedar Crest College for her graduate studies.  Parchuke is currently serves as a Graduate Assistant and Adjunct Instructor at Cedar Crest College.  In her duties there she is a Teaching assistant for undergraduate and graduate level coursework. She also performs quality control procedures on analytical instrumentation and assists faculty in the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences with tasks such as developing quality control protocols, preparation for undergraduate laboratory courses.  In her Independent Instructor capacity she teaches  Biology 124: Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology Lab (SP 2018), Chemistry 111: Chemical Principles Lab (FA 2017), and Chemistry 112: Chemical Equilibrium & Analysis Lab (SUM II 2017).

The Forensic Science Program at Penn State would like to congratulate Emily, a Penn State Alumni, on her prestigious award and wish her the best in her future endeavors.  The future is bright for this emerging scientist!  Emily, way to continue Penn State's tradition of excellence and WE ARE . . .


View the official announcement by the Forensic Science Foundation here.

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