OSU's Center for Health Sciences is transforming a former Tulsa fire station into an investigative laboratory near the school's main campus.
The lab will allow graduate students entering the forensics field to work with industry standard equipment and under the tutelage of professors and forensic professionals.
OSU purchased the vacant fire station that was auctioned off by the City of Tulsa nearly a year ago and the project is anticipated to be complete in May of 2016.
Director of the School of Forensic Sciences, Robert W. Allen, says the new lab will complete the school's ultimate goal which is to help transition students into the professional world.
“Our hope is to round out their education with almost a cradle to grave, if I can use that analogy, of the investigation of a crime. This facility will provide that missing piece and the infrastructure to teach those kids those skills,” Allen said.
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