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One-Week Summer Science Program 2024

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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.


July 15 – 19, 2024  |  Gann/Bentley, Waltham

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Instructor: 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 from Summer 2023


I liked all of the hands-on stuff and creating our own crime scenes. We were able to use methods that experts would actually use in real life situations. Fox was a great teacher that was really fun and enthusiastic, and it was fun having class with him. I definitely want to pursue forensics in the future now.’

I’ve taken a criminal justice class before, but this was different. This was interactive and fun and realistic. It was taught very well because I learned a lot and enjoyed it. I feel like this will definitely help me in the future. The teaching had a good balance between fun and learning/notes, etc.’

We did blood splatter, fingerprints, footprints, and made crime scenes. I liked that it was very hands-on, and we got to use real tools and things that real investigators use. I liked that Rich Fox had experience in this field and knew a lot about the things that he taught us.’

Looking to dive deeper? Check out our Forensic Science programs! 

Rising middle school? Take a look at Crime Lab

Note: This page represents our best expectations for the program we will deliver, but is subject to change. We will update this page as new information becomes available. 

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