GiST: Forensic and Crime Scene Investigation

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We are excited to invite female pupils in Years 8 and 9 to attend a full day of workshops at Bridgend College’s brand new STEAM Academy!

The free in-person event is in partnership with Bridgend College STEAM Academy and the National Digital Exploitation Centre. We will introduce participants to a variety of Forensic Investigation skills including Digital Forensics, Steganography, Fingerprinting and more. Each workshop will be hands-on and delivered by lecturers and experts in their field.

Pupils selected to attend can be those who need their aspirations raised towards taking a STEM subject at GCSE.

Date: Monday 29th November 2021
Location: Bridgend College STEAM Academy, Cyncoed Campus, Cowbridge Rd, Bridgend CF31 3DF

This workshop is part of the Technocamps GiST (Girls into Science and Technology) programme. Attendees will also be invited to future Technocamps events throughout the year. Places allocated on a first come, first served basis. If pupils are unable to attend, please fill their places with a reserve to avoid others not being able to attend. Pupils must be registered by a class teacher.

9.30am Registration
9.40am Welcome
10-11am Workshop 1: NDEC
11-11.15am Break
11.15am-12.15pm Workshop 2: Criminal and Forensic Investigation with Bridgend College
12.15-1pm Lunch
1-2pm Workshop 3: Steganography with Technocamps
2pm Plenary Session
2.30pm End

Workshop 1: NDEC 
Digital forensics involves lots of puzzle solving and unlocking the hidden secrets of technology! Find out how digital forensics experts investigate a crime scene when technology is involved – from ensuring evidence isn’t contaminated and chain of custody is recorded, to looking through items found on the scene for incriminating data! 

Workshop 2: Criminal and Forensic Investigation with Bridgend College
Whodunnit?! Do you have an eye for detail? Can you spot the clues? Become a scene of crime investigator and collect the evidence to solve the crime. Experience the correct protocol for crime scene investigation, including: crime scene photography, swabbing of evidence and dusting for fingerprints. Finish off your CSI experience with a fingerprint masterclass.

Workshop 3: Steganography with Technocamps
Can you find data hidden in data? Words hidden in pictures? Passwords hidden in a spreadsheet? Put your Steganography skills to the test, search for clues and solve a crime! In this workshop you will be put into a digital crime scene investigation, having received information from Detective Smith, you will be the ones tasked with uncovering the criminals’ plan…

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