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This summer, Biochemistry senior, Nicole Wenzel, is completing her Capstone internship with the New Jersey State Police. The first task that she worked on was a PDQ (Paint Data Query) project. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police maintain a worldwide database of automobile paints.  For a police lab to have access to this database, the lab must send in 60 paint samples every year. Nicole and her group went to a junkyard and collected the samples.  They then spent time in the lab analyzing and cataloging the paint samples in order to submit them to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  Nicole is having a great start to the summer!  She is looking forward to a career in forensics.