When homicide investigations come up empty and cold cases need solving, “bone detective” Dr. Ann Ross gets the call. Forensic anthropologists like Dr. Ross study the bones of the deceased in order to determine how that person died. In this Teen Science Café, Dr. Ross will discuss the science of forensics and her involvement in solving mysterious murder cases.
About the Speaker
Ann Ross is a forensic anthropologist and the director of the Forensic Sciences Institute at North Carolina State University. Born in Panama, Ross obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Studies from Rollins University, and a second Bachelor’s in Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University. After interning at the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office, Ross went on to obtain a Master’s and PhD in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.