Lead Institutions

Advancing forensic science with the strength, dedication and resources of institutions across the country

Iowa State University, the University of California Irvine, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Virginia bring together the expertise of their researchers and the resources of their institutions to support the mission of CSAFE and the forensic science community. Each of these institutions has dedicated time and resources to ensuring that the technologies and capabilities of forensic science moves forward — and that the integrity of forensic evidence and conclusions remains intact.

Ames, Iowa

More than 36,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries come to study at Iowa State University of Science and Technology. The university is home to 100 majors, world-class scholars, and 800-plus student organizations. Iowa State has an impressive history of discovery and continues to add new chapters of innovation each year.

Irvine, California

The University of California Irvine is consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities. Achievements in the sciences, arts, humanities, medicine, and management have garnered top 50 national rankings for more than 40 academic programs. It has an undergraduate enrollment of more than 25,000 who study in the sprawling 1,474-acre suburban campus.

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University is a top-tier, private, global research university that challenges the curious and passionate to deliver work that matters. The university’s award-winning faculty is renowned for working closely with students to solve major scientific, technological and societal challenges through a multidisciplinary approach and a distinctive mix of programs.

Charlottesville, VA

Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia has an undergraduate enrollment of more than 16,000 who study at the suburban campus. UVA offers the vast intellectual resources of a major research university but fosters the intimacy, sense of community, and dedication to undergraduate life typically found at a small liberal arts college.