Leveraging the popularity of CSI (crime
scene investigation), this program for high school students promotes STEM
education (science, technology, engineering and math) in a novel way. CSI:
Oakland creates authentic learning experiences for high school students
by staging crime scenes where the teams engage in the challenge of Forensic Science. Teams process the crime scene, collect evidence, and work in labs to analyze materials, and develop a presentation of their results. Upon solving the crime, Teams present findings and reasoning to panels of judges for competition and feedback.