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, from 3:30 - 5:00 PM.


Some past seminars have been videorecorded. To view these, click an underlined Topic below.

Fall 2018
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
14-SepHenry MaynardDetermination Defeats Deception: Solving my Identify Theft CaseDefense Forensic Science Center
21-SepDet Kyle Draper, SA BragaPolygraphRI State Police (KD) & FBI (Braga)
28-SepNicholas PetracoEvidence Traces-- A Powerful Investigative Tool John Jay College of Criminal Justice
5-OctDaniel P. GreenfieldTestifying in CourtAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
12-OctIoan TrutaWhy BIAS is a scary term in Forensic SciencesBoston Police Department
19-OctRay HandelClinical Consequences from Chemical ExplosivesCenter for Disaster & Human. Assistance Medicine
26-OctMaria WarnerCase Studies in Forensic Fiber ExaminationsCT Forensic Lab (Ret.)
2-NovSusan BallouForensic Issues and StudiesNIST
9-NovElaine PagliaroWe have a DNA match...why isn't that enough?CT State Forensic Lab (ret)
16-NovMichael RickenbachForensics at the CT State Forensic LabCT State Forensic Lab Chemical Analysis
30-NovLaura ParkerAviation Security and Explosives Detection: Past, Present, & FutureDHS Science & Technology
7-DecHenry LeeThe Forensic Cases of Dr. Henry C. LeeUniversity of New Haven
Spring 2018
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
26-JanBill QuallsDow Chemical Explosion-Case StudyMass State Police/Bomb Squad
2-FebPaul SouzaSudden Death Scene ResponseSheriff Dept, Plymouth County (MA)
9-FebMike JagodaCritical Response to an Active AggressorURI Police
16-FebStephen DambruchProsecutor's Role in the Criminal Justice SystemUS Attorney RI
23-FebMatt ZarrellaSearch DogsRI State Police
2-MarLouis MarchettiLaboratory Response Network for Chemical ThreatsRI Dept Health-Chemical Terrorism Response
9-MarRobert BucoMatrix Effects & Matrix Affects- Impact of Sample on Analysis of THC & MetabolitesWaters
23-MarSamara Viner-BrownUnderstanding and Preventing Violent DeathRI Dept of Health
30-MarWay FountainCombat Forensics: Development of Tools for Identification of Bad ActorsEdgewood Chemical Biological Center
6-AprThomas BlackwellFrom Heroin to Fentanyl- How'd We get Here?Drug Enforcement Agency-Northeast Lab
13-AprAlicia WilcoxFactor's Influencing Juror's InterpretationHusson University
20-AprMichael J. SmithA Day In The Life of CBP/Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) State of the ProgramNY Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Field Office JFK Airport
27-AprKirk YeagerThe Tao of the BombFBI Chief Bomb Unit

Past Seminars


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