Seminar Series

The Forensic Science Seminar Series is offered each semester by the Forensic Science Partnership. Speakers represent the many different specialized areas of forensic science. The speakers present their real-life experience in their field. Seminars are offered for credit, but are also open to the public at no cost. Take a look at this semester's lineup! All seminars will be held on Fridays in the new Richard E. Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences building: Beaupre 100, the Victor J.Baxt Lecture Hall, from 3:30 - 5:00 PM.


Fall 2016
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
9-SepJimmie OxleyForensic Science: An OverviewURI Chemistry
16-SepRobin CottonForensic DNA Testing: Current Methods and ChallengesBoston University
23-SepEric GahaganHandling Bomb ThreatsOPS15
30-SepMark LinhardAccelerant & Electronic Storage Detection Canine TrainingCT State Police K9 Unit
7-OctMarcela NajarroNIST Trace Contraband Detection ProgramNational Institute of Standards and Technology
14-OctMichael SigmanValidating Forensic Inference: A Likelihood Ratio ApproachUniversity of Central Florida
21-OctAl HazenThe Various Forensic Sciences Used in Solving Criminal CasesInspector General (retired)/
St. Joseph University
28-OctDan GreenfieldForensic Psychiatry in a NutshellSeton Hall University
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
4-NovDoug KlapecCase Studies from the ATF Forensic Science LaboratoryBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
18-NovEd PierceLaw Enforcement Issues with Non-Traditional GroupsWarwick Police Dep. (retired)
2-DecMelissa TaylorHuman Factors and Forensic Science: Understanding Human Error NatureNational Institute of Standards and Technology
9-DecVincent DesiderioPostal Forensics: Using Science to Protect the US Postal Service & Its CustomersUS Postal Inspection Service
Spring 2016
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
27-JanGerald KaganGeneralURI Chemistry
29-JanGino RebussiniClandestine Drug and MethRoger Williams University
3-FebGino RebussiniDrug AnalysisRI State Forensic Lab
5-FebJim CliftCrime Scene Processing (Police)Providence Police Dept.
10-FebJoDon Edwards (URI)Crime sceneRI State Crime Lab
12-FebKirk YeagerExplosivesFBI
17-FebMark ZabinskiFingerprintsRI State Crime Lab
19-FebR. Chris O'BrienForensic Animal NecrophagyUniversity of New Haven
24-FebMark ZabinskiPhotosRI State Crime Lab
26-FebJeffrey LuberQuestioned DocumentSuffolk County Forensic
2-MarAlbert GiustiDWI related testingRI State Forensic Lab
4-MarVic Fay-WolfeComputer ForensicsURI Computer Science
9-MarAl HazenOrganized CrimeSaint Joseph's University
11-MarFrank GalloPolice Use of ForceWestern New England University
16-MarRobin FortunatiDNARI State Forensic Lab
23-MarSpring Break
25-MarRobin FortunatiDNARI State Forensic Lab
30-MarOtto Gregory MicroscopyURI Engineering
1-AprNeil ClappertonFirearms & Tool MarksRI State Crime Lab
6-AprVirginia Maxwell Glass & SoilU of New Haven
8-AprVirginia Maxwell Glass & SoilUniversity of New Haven
13-AprLaurie OgilvieForensic ToxicologyRI State Forensic Lab
15-AprLaurie Ogilvie Forensic ToxicologyRI State Forensic Lab
20-AprDan GreenfieldPsychiatryAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
22-AprDan GreenfieldPsychiatryAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
27-AprAmy DuhaimeTraceRI State Crime Lab
29-AprKim Freeland Gunshot Residue & ArsonRI State Crime Lab

Past Seminars


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