Kelsey A. Carpenter Receives CRC Press Grant Award
Related Subjects: Forensics & Criminal Justice
February 22, 2016
Top-Scoring Candidate Honored with FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize
BOCA RATON, Fla., USA, February 1, 2016—CRC Press is pleased to announce that Kelsey A. Carpenter has been awarded the Forensic Sciences Foundation/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize. The award is given to the top-scoring candidate for the FSF Student Travel Grant.
Kelsey Carpenter is currently working toward a Master’s degree in biological and forensic anthropology at Mercyhurst University. She has a special interest in biomechanics and trauma, which began while she was an undergraduate working in Michigan State University’s anthropology laboratory. She says that her time at Mercyhurst has given her “the opportunity to further explore my interest in trauma which has since grown into an interest in the biomechanical factors that influence skeletal trauma” as well as “the experience of learning about bone trauma first-hand through the analysis of forensic cases.” She strongly advises other students considering a degree in forensic and biological anthropology to become involved in the field as much as possible: “I would not have the opportunities that I have today if I hadn’t started volunteering at my undergraduate university.”
Founded in 1969, the Forensic Sciences Foundation is a nonprofit organization studying the application of science to the resolution of social and legal issues. In 1973, the Foundation became affiliated with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a professional membership organization of forensic scientists. The FSF is the educational, scientific, and research arm of the Academy.
In collaboration with the FSF, CRC Press will contribute to funding a $1,500 travel grant and will also donate an “instant library” of $1,500-worth in pre-selected books. Ms. Carpenter expressed her excitement to receive the grant and library: “The CRC Book Prize is the start of my own library of textbooks that I can use as I move towards my goal of becoming a professor in academia.” She will also receive a physical award at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, which will be held in Las Vegas from February 22¬–27.
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