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Who doesn’t watch CSI? Law & Order? Bones?

These shows are an excellent representation of what you could do with a career in forensics. 

In this program, students will work together to solve one extensive simulated crime. This material will be different from yet complementary to our popular one-week Forensics program. While the Forensics program teaches the minutiae of various lab techniques, fingerprinting methods, and more, this program will focus on solving a mystery. From crime scene intake to examinations, lab work, and deliberations, will you solve the crime?

This program is designed for teens interested in an investigative or pre-law / legal career. 

Students examine a mock crime scene in the Forensic Science three-week summer science program


July 17 – 21, 2023   | Gann/Bentley, Waltham

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Teacher Rich Fox sets up a mock crime scene in the Forensic Science three-week summer science program

Dr. Rich Fox

Dr. Fox received forensic training at some of the finest scientific facilities in the country including; the Human Genome Project, The Human Remains I.D Lab, Oak Ridge National Labs, and The McCrone School of Microscopy. He has assisted with identification of remains from mass graves in Bosnia Herzegovina as part of a United Nations team. Fox is a member of the International Association for Forensic Identification. He has been selected for the Society for Science and the Public Fellows Program. Mr. Fox’s teaching assignments have included secondary schools in Las Vegas and Boston, the Johns Hopkins Center for Gifted Youth, and Tufts University. Rich was a 2012 Honoree of the Massachusetts Society for Biomedical Research.

Student Comments

I liked that we did a lot of experiments and hands-on activities. I found the blood spatter experiment very cool and liked how we were taught real-life forensic science techniques. The teacher was engaging and nice.’

‘The program was very hands-on which I enjoyed most. We got insight into real cases and really got to understand how forensics science works.’

I really enjoyed learning about crime scenes and CSI work. Our teacher made learning fun and really improved my understanding of forensics.’

‘The program explored many aspects of Forensic Science, including footprints, fingerprints, blood spatter, and entomology. I liked Dr. Fox’s teaching style… I loved the tour of the crime lab in Boston.’

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