Labs (note: will be continually updated as class progresses--or not)
Homework Assignments All written assignments must be typed, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins on all sides, 11 or 12 pt standard font. Indent paragraphs; do not put extra line spaces between paragraphs. Correct American spelling and grammar is also required. Length will be strictly enforced, shorter is generally better but completeness is also important. Do include your name and give the paper a title.
#11 Due April 3, noon. In 0.5 pages, describe how your instrument works and how it is typically applied in a forensic setting...so that my mother can understand it.
#10 On April 2. Orally report to the class the information from your papers on the instrument you researched. Let Dr. Myers know if you will be using visual aids (and what kind) and be prepared to answer questions.
#9 On March 31. Orally report to the class the information from you paper about the drug you researched. Let Dr. Myers know if you will be using visual aids (and what kind) and be prepared to answer questions.
#8 Due February 26. All about your assigned drug will include: legality, effects/use, manufacture/source, methods of detection, contaminants, dependency all with references!
#7 Due February 10 (too), worth 10 points. Calibration Curve.
#6 Due February 5, worth 15 points. Repeat assignments 1 & 2.
#5 Due February 4. Remember to be working on a sampling plan for those 100 baggies!
#4 Stats homework. Due February 3, worth 15 points. Show work for problems 2 and 4.
#3. Due January 27, worth 10 points. Up to 1 page--Convince a judge that data from the instrument is admissible (standards will be given in Tuesday's (1/13) class. Cite references for full credit.)
#2. Due January 22, worth 10 points. Up to 1 page--How is it applied to forensic problems? (examples are good; words discussed in the first class should be used.)
#1. Due January 20, worth 20 points. Up to 2 pages text and 2 figures--How does it work?
American Association of Forensic Chemists
Drug Enforcement Administration
National Institute on Drug Abuse