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 experiences in their fields. 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 in URI's Richard E. Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences, 140 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI, from 3:30 to 5:00p.m.: Friday seminars will be held in Beaupre 100, and Wednesday seminars in Beaupre 105.

Spring 2024
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
26-JanJimmie OxleyThe Academic's Role in ForensicsUniversity of Rhode Island
2-FebMatt StaymatesSeeing the invisible: Flow visualization and scientific imaging to improve CBRNE safety, security, defense, and forensicsNational Institute of Standards & Technology
9-FebMark DesireDeath as Our Mentor: Lessons Learned from 9/11NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
16-FebBill PowersDeath Investigations #101Mass. State Police (ret)
23-FebJohn DruganA case study involving the Investigation of an Improvised Explosive Device in the City of BostonBoston Fire Department
1-MarPaul F DalyFederal Prosecution Assistant U.S. Attorney
8-MarKirk YeagerBombings: From Tactics to TrialsFBI
22-MarColin O'HaraAn Expansive Career in National SecurityFederal government consultant
29-MarBret ReiswigWhy Customs & Border Patrol needs ScientistsUS Customs & Boarder Control
5-AprRobert MahoneyPathway to Violence & a Public Health Approach to PreventionDept Homeland Security
12-AprLeila DuttonIntimate Partner Violence: An OverviewUniv New Haven
19-AprNeil ClappertonThe Analysis of Firearms and Tool MarksRI Start Crime Laboratory
26-AprIra TitunikOverview of Forensic OdontologyInternational College of Dentists USA Section
Fall 2023
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
6-SepJimmie OxleyClass OverviewURI Chemistry
8-SepJimmie OxleyClass OverviewURI Chemistry
13-SepKaren MorseAccessing the MacDonell CollectionUniversity of Rhode Island
15-SepJim CliftCrime SceneProvidence Police Department
20-SepJim CliftCrime SceneProvidence Police Department
22-SepGlen GallagherRI State Health Labs Support of Law EnforcementRI Department of Health
27-SepNeil ClappertonTool MarksURI Forensics Lab
29-SepAnthony SilvaImpaired DrivingRI Police Chiefs Association
4-OctAlyssa ParrellaSeized DrugsRhode Island Department of Health
6-OctDennis NixonShips Don't Leave Skid MarksGSO RI Sea Grant (emeritus)
11-OctDanny SendroffFacial Feature Comparisons and Examining Identity DocumentsDHS (Retired)
13-OctMichael CamalHuman TraffickingDHS
18-OctKammrath BrookeStatisticsU. New Haven
20-OctCara LupinoRI Forensics LabRI Department of Health
25-OctCara LupinoDNARI Department of Health
27-OctPeter ValentinBlood Spatter or ReconstructionU. New Haven
1-NovAlexis DonawayLaboratory AnalysisRI Department of Health
3-NovVirginia MaxwellHording AnimalsU. New Haven
8-NovVirginia MaxwellSoil and GlassU. New Haven
10-NovJim McMahonProsecution Cases - Thanks to ForensicsAttorney
15-NovBrian GiebelIRMSCUNY
17-NovAlexis DonawayToxicologyRI Department of Health
22-NovStudent Presentation
29-NovVirginia MaxwellGlass and Soil
1-DecMichael DiLauroArtificial Intelligence & the Criminal LawAttorney
6-DecKim FreelandTrace EvidenceState Crime Lab, URI
8-DecChris FabricantJunk Science & the American Criminal Justice SystemProject Innocence

Past Seminars


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