Educational Experiences

The Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation offers many programs to educate and train current and future forensic science professionals at all stages in their careers. The Foundation, through the Forensics Mentors Institute, uses its forensic science programs and resources as a means to motivate and educate young people and their teachers, with a specific focus on providing support to students who are demographically under-represented in the sciences, or who have challenging financial circumstances.

Our founder, Dr. Fredric Rieders, sought to share his philosophy that knowledge is the fundamental tool required to solve any of life’s problems. A non-profit organization devoted to promoting education in the scientific field, the Foundation provides an academic and stimulating environment and offers students access to experts in various fields who act as mentors, role models and educators. Every year, through the dedication and hard work of the Foundation staff and faculty, new graduates, high school students and practicing forensic scientists, graduate from our programs with a wealth of knowledge, experience and perspectives that prepare them for the challenges of life and careers both inside and outside forensic science.

About Our Founder

Dr. Fredric Rieders established a non-profit foundation that fostered the love for science and art in students young and old.



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Latest News

Kimberlee Moran Interviewed by NPR

In advance of the PBS documentary on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes character and his relationship to forensic science, “How Sherlock Changed the World,” which premiers tonight, Center Director Kimberlee Moran was interviewed by NPR. From NPR’s website: “In 1886, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published his first story about a detective named Sherlock Holmes, a [...]

PBS Documentary on Sherlock Holmes Premiering December 17th

Center  Executive Director Dr. Barry Logan, Director Kimberlee Moran and Fredric Rieders Foundation and NMS Labs Board Member Dr. Michael Rieders both feature in the upcoming PBS Documentary on Sherlock Holmes: How Sherlock Changed the World. This brand-new documentary will premier in the U.S. at 9 pm EDT on Tuesday December 17th. Interviews with Dr. Logan, Dr. Rieders and [...]

The Center Partners with College of Physicians

The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education is now partnering with the Karabots Junior Fellows Program at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Center Director Kimberlee Moran has previously worked with the program to provide training in crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, and environmental forensics to their students. The Center will provide unique forensic content, in the form of lectures [...]

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