School: Melrose High
Area of Science: Forensics
Proposal: Team number: MHS 12
Members: Graylen Moore, Jake Pierce, Deajha Downey, James Gilbert, Nataley Mondragon
DNA evidence is a critical part of solving crimes in today's society. We have all seen this on many tv shows and movies showing how forensic scientists use this information to solve these crimes. Our team is interested in this subject because we have several teammates interested in going into forensic science and criminal law.
For our project we will be using NetLogo to create a map of the area with various components such as farms, fields, buildings, pastures, trees, and rivers. The computer will randomly deposit DNA evidence into the model. We will use algorithms obtained from research to see how quickly DNA evidence will break down under the different conditions it might be exposed to. We will also add random weather factors.
We hope this model will help show how quickly investigators must make searches in order to obtain valid and usable DNA evidence samples.
Mentor: State Police Officer Harvey Parks - Curry County Division
Sponsoring Teacher: Alan Daugherty
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