Forensics Pre-College Program

  • Forensics

    July 24, 2017 – August 4, 2017

    Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts

    Ages 14-18

    Can you really catch a criminal in 24 hours? The Forensics Pre-College Program will challenge the methods and assumptions presented in crime and hospital shows from an objective and systematic scientific perspective. In order to form an educated opinion on the validity of the science presented in these shows, students must build a solid foundation in medical biology and forensics. Lab experiments will provide students with hands-on experience using forensic techniques. This fun and interesting program will include lectures, labs, guest speakers and tours to provide a well-rounded perspective on the world of Forensics. Don’t miss out!


    Course Highlights:

    • Tours
      • Zeptometrix
      • Police Station
    • Guest lectures from professionals in the fields of science, law enforcement and academics

    Students will participate in six unique labs:

    • Forensic Entomology: determine the time of death by insect development
    • Trace Evidence Analysis: hair, fiber, glass, pollen
    • Forensic Pathology: analysis of stomach contents
    • Forensic Serology: presumptive blood tests, blood typing
    • Blood Spatter: (yes “spatter” and not “splatter”) analysis
    • Fingerprinting

    Housing and Activities:

    For those students looking to stay overnight, housing will be provided by Dean College with night and weekend activities included with your room and board, such as:

    • Patriot Training Camp (Schedule permitting)
    • Pawtucket Red Sox game (Schedule permitting)
    • New England Revolution game (Schedule permitting)
    • Miniature golf
    • Patriot Place
    • Bowling
    • Arcade
    • Free-time on-campus with options including:
      • Flat screen television
      • Billiards
      • Darts
      • Movie nights
      • Workout at Kokes ’64 Fitness Center
      • Pickup basketball or soccer games
      • All you can eat ice cream

    FAQs

    Pricing:

    *$1,950 Overnight

    *$1,250 Day-Only (Includes lunch)
    *Additional activity fee not included.

    Sample Schedule

    Week 1Week 2
    -Overview / Icebreakers
    -Franklin P.D. Visit
    -Labs (Trace Evidence Analysis)
    -Day Trip to Boston
    -Labs (Fingerprinting)
    -Movie Night at Regal Cinema
    -Trip to Kimball Farms
    -Pawsox Game
    -Zyptometrix Visit
    -Career Exploration
    -Patriots Hall of Fame Visit
    -Lab (Blood Spatter)

     

    TimeActivity 
     7:30 - 8:30 AMBreakfast 
     9:00 - 11:00 AMLab Activity
     11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Lunch
     1:30 - 4:00 PM  Tour of Gillette Stadium
     5:00 - 6:00 PMDinner
     6:30 - 8:30 PMPawsox Game
     10:30 PMLights Out


    *Schedule subject to change

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  • Program Pricing

    Tuition:
    $1,950* Overnight
    $1,250* Day-Program

    - Room & Board
    - Meals
    - Workshops & Classes
    - Professionally Staffed 24/7

    Frequently Asked Questions

    *Additional activity fee not included.

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