DSU student to present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Madison, SD., January 11, 2012

Tosha (Inhofer) Gray, a senior at Dakota State University, will present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Ogden, Utah, at Weber State University on March 29 through March 31.

The NCUR committee selected Gray’s abstract from over 3,500 submissions. Gray’s presentation, entitled “Impact of Time, Weathering and Surface Type on Fingerprinting,” covers her work examining how fingerprint quality stands up to time and the elements on different surfaces. Gray’s work also addresses optimal conditions for storing and selecting crime scene samples in a manner that maximizes the collection of high-quality fingerprints.

DSU assistant professor of chemistry, Dr. Heather Rissler, is Gray’s advisor. “Tosha completed an internship with the Douglas County Crime lab in August 2011,” said Rissler, “and integrated her internship experiences into a successful independent research project."

Gray is a scientific forensic technology major from Alcester, SD.

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