Teen girls attending NAU’s annual Girls in Science CSI forensic camp gather to enter a staged murder scene in the university’s Weiss Gallery in Old Main last week. Working among clues of a fake corpse, blood and broken glass, student teams sought evidence to solve the mystery.

Beginners and advanced campers travel from around the state to use scientific inquiry and sophisticated techniques to collect, analyze and evaluate evidence to resolve crime scenes. Modeled after the popular television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, the camps are funded by a grant from Science Foundation Arizona in an effort to improve young scientists research skills in biology, physics and chemistry.