Lincoln University Chemistry Department receives gift from The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education to support undergraduate research

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. –  Lincoln University recently received a $15,000 gift from The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education (CFSRE) that supports undergraduate research and co-curricular programs in forensic science at HBCUs.

During a recent partnership meeting between CFSRE and the department of chemistry & physics at Lincoln University’s Ivory V. Nelson Science Center, Dr. Barry Logan, CFSRE executive director, presented Dr. Tom Gluodenis, associate professor of chemistry & physics with a check in support of forensic science research for Lincoln University students.

This was the group’s first in-person meeting since signing a memorandum of understanding in September 2020.

“I am grateful to the CFSRE for this generous gift in support of STEM education and the creation of new research opportunities in forensic science for Lincoln University students,” said Dr. Gluodenis.  “I look forward to our continued partnership in educating the next generation of practitioners.”

In addition to providing experiential learning opportunities for students in STEM disciplines, the partnership with CFSRE will help Lincoln expand the variety of degree programs in the Chemistry & Physics department.

“We are very excited about this opportunity to support Lincoln and its students, and to find additional creative ways to introduce them to the exciting possibilities of a career path in the forensic sciences,” said Dr. Barry Logan.

Students looking to learn more about The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education, visit To learn more about this partnership and others, contact Martin Harrison at


The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education (CFSRE) has been established at the Fredric Rieders Family Foundation to promote continuing professional development for forensic scientists, application of new technologies to criminal investigations, a myriad of forensic research and grant work, and graduate level education in forensic science. The CFSRE faculty have strong associations with major national and international organizations within the forensic science community.


--Terrance J. Young, M.Div. 


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