From Forensic Science Week: (http://www.forensicscienceweek.org/mayor-of–declares-2014-forensic-science-week/)
The Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation would like to congratulate Malik Sylla on receiving The American Chemical Society’s Project SEED Scholarship.
The Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation and The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education are pleased to announce the availability of two AAFS travel and meeting scholarships for alumni of the Arcadia University Master of Science in Forensic Science program.
The scholarships are intended to help promote professional growth and career development of the alumni of Arcadia University’s FEPAC accredited program. To be eligible, applicants must submit an abstract to the AAFS annual meeting by their deadline of August 1, 2014 (AAFS Abstract Submission Form).
The Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation would like to welcome this year’s mentors Mollie Mares, Sarah Wolf, Alex Krotulski & Craig Leopold!
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 perceptive character whose love for logic and sharp eye would go on to inspire mystery writers and real-life crime scene investigators alike.
A new PBS documentary looks at the ways Sherlock Holmes still informs how we think and investigate real crimes—even today.
What is about Holmes that inspires even modern investigators to cautiously and methodically look at the clues in order to solve a crime?
Joining The Takeaway to explain is Kimberlee Sue Moran, a forensic archaeologist featured in ‘How Sherlock Changed the World.’”
Listen to the interview here and watch the trailer for the PBS documentary here. The two-hour documentary, which features interviews with Moran and Foundation Board Member Dr. Michael Rieders, premiers tonight at 8 pm EDT on PBS.
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 Ms. Moran utilize their expertise as forensic scientists in looking at the cultural impact Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories had on the popular conception of the forensic sciences. This new documentary, which anticipates the U.S. premier of season three of the BBC series Sherlock on Masterpiece Theater next month, explores how “from blood to ballistics, from fingerprints to footprints, Sherlock Holmes was 120 years ahead of his time, protecting crime scenes from contamination, looking for minute traces of evidence and searching for what the eye couldn’t see.” Visit the show’s website to watch the trailer and tune in for the program at 9 pm EDT this Tuesday.
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 and hands-on forensic activities, to the Karabots Junior Fellows Program.
The Karabots Junior Fellows Program aims to use the resources of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia to provide practical assistance, mentoring, and academic and social support to a select group of Philadelphia high school students from communities under-represented in current healthcare professions. This three-year program is designed to facilitate their continuation into post-secondary education required for a career in healthcare. The Karabots Junior Fellows Program was officially launched on June 1, 2009 when Nick and Athena Karabots of The Karabots Foundation generously donated the first year’s funding for the program. Visit the program’s website to learn more.
The following is an announcement from the Center Executive Director and President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Dr. Barry K. Logan:
To Whom It May Concern:
I am pleased to announce a series of free on-line webinars on forensic science career choices and development. This program was developed in conjunction with the theme of our upcoming annual meeting theme of “Forensic Science Education and Mentorship: Our Path Forward”. A series of eleven sessions are scheduled, one for each section of our Academy. Anyone interested can sign up for as many of these sessions as they wish to help them with career choices and planning.
Each session will be hosted by an experienced professional from the section. Many sessions will also include participation by a member of the Council of Forensic Science Educators (COFSE), a group of forensic science education professionals who can advise on availability of accredited forensic science programs, and coursework relevant to your discipline.
The series is designed to engage both starting and potential forensic scientists and allied professionals, with experienced practitioners in each of our eleven sections giving a short overview of the area, followed by an online Q&A session to address specific questions from participants. Each session will cover key topics including:
The schedule for the sessions is as follows:
|SECTION||DATE/TIME OF WEBINAR|
|Criminalistics||Wed., 11-13/7:00PM EST|
|Digital & Multi-Media Sciences||Wed., 11-27/7:00PM EST|
|Engineering Sciences||Tues., 12-03/7:00PM EST|
|General||Wed., 12-04/7:00PM EST|
|Jurisprudence||Wed., 12-11/7:00PM EST|
|Questioned Documents||Tues., 12-17/7:00PM EST|
|Odontology||Wed., 12-18/7:00PM EST|
|Pathology/Biology||Tues., 01-07/7:00PM EST|
|Toxicology||Wed., 01-08/7:00PM EST|
|Psychiatry & Behavioral Science||Tues., 01-14/7:00PM EST|
|Physical Anthropology||Wed., 01-15/7:00PM EST|
To register, click on the section name and follow in instructions on the registration page.
The sessions will be archived and will also be available for later online review.
My thanks to all our members in each section and at COSFE who have worked with the AAFS staff to put this program together, and we are excited to have you join us for this new AAFS initiative.
Barry K. Logan, PhD, DABFT
The Center’s new Director, Kimberlee Moran, was just honored with Geekadelphia’s Scientist of the Year Award. Formerly an employee of Rutgers University, Ms. Moran started work at the Center in September heading a new development initiative. The award was given for promoting the study of the sciences in the Philadelphia area, and was specifically related to her role as the instructor of the Center’s recent Blast Scene Recovery course which was held in Montgomery County, PA in October 2012. Read more about Kimberlee’s award and the ceremony at the Rutgers website, and visit our Staff page to learn more about Kimberlee.
The 3rd Annual Forensic Science Forum will be held in Stiteler Auditorium at Arcadia University November 22-23, 2013. This free two-day event is open to the public and will expose students to a variety of experts in the forensic sciences as well as give them the opportunity to visit Arcadia’s campus and receive information about the University’s programs.
This year, no pre-registration is required. Visit the Forum’s page to find out more information about the schedule and speakers as it becomes available.