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.

Spring 2019
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
25-JanPaul SouzaCrime SceneSheriff Dept, Plymouth, MA
1-FebNeil ClappertonFirearms and Tool MarksRI State Crime Lab
8-FebAmy DuhaimeTrace EvidenceRI State Crime Lab
15-FebPaul Manning and James GivenArson Fire InvestigationsRI Fire Marshall
22-FebMark ZabinskiFingerprintRI State Crime Lab
1-MarMichael DiLauroForensic Science and Testimony-a Holistic ApproachRI Office-Public Defender
8-MarAnthony AmoreIsabell Stewart Gardner TheftIS Gardner Museum (security)
22-MarCara LupinoDNA AnalysisRI Forensic Lab
29-MarVirginia MaxwellGlass and Soil EvidenceU New Haven
5-AprRobert AlmeidaForensic ToxicologyRI Forensic Lab
12-AprJoe SalterAviation and Transport-Security ChallengesDirector for TSA at T.F.Green
19-AprLeslie NolanDrugRI Forensic Lab
26-AprMichael BadenWhat the Dead Have to TellNYC Coroner
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

Past Seminars


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