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UCO Office of Student Conduct/Title IX Practicum Reflection

I completed my Forensic Science practicum at the Offices of Student Conduct and Title IX at UCO. Title IX has an extensive history and immense importance for all educational institutions today and still has room and the need to grow. At UCO, Title IX’s policies are upheld by an office of staff who perform interviews and investigations, provide resources, and assign sanctions. As their Intern, I performed a variety of duties including note-taking, interviewing, and completing an individual semester project. This assignment provided me with life-skills such as professionalism and impartiality as well as giving me a better picture of what I would like to do with my Forensic Science degree in the future. I was gratified to realize during this practicum placing that I was actively using the information that I learned in classes like Criminal Procedures, Behavioral Aspects of Crime Scenes, and Forensic Psychology. I am very grateful to have had this opportunity and truly believe that I have gained skills that I will take into my career.

Shoals Field Wildlife Forensic Science Study Tour

This amazing whale photograph was taken by UCO undergraduate student Jackson Dunn, while viewing marine wildlife with UCO classmates and faculty from the deck of the University of New Hampshire Research Vessel (R/V) Gulf Challenger, during our recent Gulf of Maine travel course. Fin whales can attain a length of 80 feet and weigh in excess of 70 tons.  UCO students and faculty explored oceanic wildlife in the Gulf of Maine during their participation in Field Wildlife Forensic Science 2022. The marine forensic science and wildlife conservation travel course is a semiannual, collaborative effort of the W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute, the UCO Department of Biology, the CMS Center for Wildlife Forensic Science and Conservation Studies, and the Shoals Marine Laboratory. UCO participants joined students and faculty from other academic institutions and government agencies and engaged in transformative marine biology field station and oceanic research vessel experiences. UCO faculty included Drs. Wayne Lord, Rhonda Williams, and Victoria Jackson.

About Capstone Reflections

The purpose of the Capstone reflection is to identify the  “SO WHAT?” So what did you learn during the Capstone? Whom does it affect? How might it be useful? How did your experience connect to your academic work? How did you grow intellectually and/or personally? Since the Capstone was a highly individual experience, the students reflections will also be unique; addressing those specific expectations, problems, skills learned and transformational experiences.