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Welcome to the Forensic Science Research Center

The Forensic Science Research Center (FSRC) was officially approved as a university center by President Sandeen on May 12, 2022. The FSRC is dedicated to promoting excellence in forensic science through education, collaboration, research, community engagement, and mentorship. The FSRC envisions collaborations between students and faculty to research impactful topics in the field and engage with the community and professionals. The student success-focused and inclusive Center will assist with bringing forensic science to the community to increase engagement and allow students to interact with future researchers.

The FSRC is the first of its kind in Northern California and will provide hands-on training, internships, mentorship, networking, and research opportunities. Students will be able to utilize and hone critical thinking skills and apply coursework knowledge to the profession. The FSRC aims to expand knowledge of and access to forensic science through community fairs, webinars, and workshops to provide the realities of the field and magnify interest in the many career opportunities available. By thoroughly preparing students for entry-level positions in forensic science and crime scene-related professions, students will have a higher likelihood of earning a position in our local community. 

If you want to learn more about the Forensic Science Research Center, please provide your contact information using the button below. We will reach out to provide additional information based on your interests.

FSRC Events


FSRC Presentation to Eden Area Regional Occupational Program

The FSRC is presenting on medicolegal death investigation and forensic science to high school students through the Eden Area Regional Occupational Program.


California Association of Criminalists Annual Conference

Dr. Rippy presented at the CAC Conference, and an undergraduate student researcher and BET McNair Scholar attended.


International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiner's Symposium

Three FSRC Interns are attending the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiner's Annual Training Symposium.

Collaborations & Donations

The FSRC has been accepted to the Laboratories and Educators Alliance Program (LEAP), a joint venture between the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) and the Council of Forensic Science Educators (COFSE), joining the platform to connect laboratories, researchers, and students to research contemporary and fundamental forensic science topics. The FSRC is one of two California State Universities in the LEAP program and one of four universities across the entire state.

With the expensive nature of living in the Bay Area, sustainable funding is being sought to continue paying FSRC interns and purchase research instruments. Criminal justice and research partnerships are expanding to increase CSUEB students' internship opportunities. To best prepare students for the forensic science field, equipment and research supplies are needed to allow for hands-on experiences using cutting-edge tools, giving students a competitive edge when applying for careers. Future stages of the FSRC include an interactive crime scene house and a medicolegal death investigation research site, which students and practitioners can use for training and research.

If you are a criminal justice agency or practitioner interested in collaborating with the FSRC, please email

Contact Us

Forensic Science Research Center
  • CSUEB Concord Campus
  • 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road
  • Concord, CA 94521