Texas Tech University

Forensic Science Society


The next meeting will be held on March 6, 2018, at TTU Institute for Forensic Science.

2017-2018 Officers

President - Ethan Dodson

Vice President - Lauren Alejandro

Vice President of Public Relations - Preston McCullough

Secretary - Maddie Scotch

Treasurer - Thy Nguyen

Historian - Alicia Torres

About the Society

The Forensic Science Society was established in the summer of 2009 with first-year funding being provided by the Student Government Association. Since that time the members have been active in the community and work to promote both the Forensic Science Society and the Institute for Forensic Science.

Dues are $15 per semester for Student Members and $10 per semester for Alumni Members.  This money serves to fund social gatherings, conferences, and eventually, scholarships for active members.  Fundraising also serves to benefit community service projects and social events.

Community service is an integral part of the Forensic Science Society and all members are highly encouraged to participate.  Activities, such as mock crime scenes for secondary students and work with the Women's Protective Services, have provided members with exciting educational opportunities to become involved with the community.

Questions or concerns with regards to the Forensic Science Society may be directed to the current President, Ethan Dodson.


On October 28, 2017, we assisted with the TTU National Ranching Heritage Center's Junior Rough Riders Fall Corral. The event was for children in 1st-5th grade and they were tasked with becoming honorary crime solvers to determine the thief who stole the NRHC's wooden cow herd. The event also included participation from the Lubbock Police Department, and the Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. 

 Crime poster - Photo credit: FSS This is a photo of a cow head with crime scene tape on its horns. Photo credit: Cow head with crime scene tape - Photo credit: TC Update/The Cattleman. Crime poster - Photo credit: FSS

Presentation - Photo credit: FSS Crime solver notebooks - Photo credit: TC Update/The Cattleman Fingerprinting - Photo credit: John Weast

 Photo of children working on crime notebooks. Photo credit: John Weast, This is a photo of a table of "evidence." Photo credit: TC Update/The Cattleman.

Institute for Forensic Science