The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education

Winter Science Academy

  • Winter Science Academy Slideshow

  • Winter Science Academy Slideshow

  • Winter Science Academy Slideshow

Forensics Institute of Bridgewater

Date: February 18- 21, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM–2:30 PM daily
Location: Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center at Bridgewater State University

As a new employee at the Forensics Institute of Bridgewater (FIB), you expect your intensive training on crime scene investigations to be exciting, but you never thought it would be THIS exciting. While training on the various crime lab biotechnology techniques, a live case is delivered and F.I.B. needs YOU to help determine what happened!

Have you ever watched Crime Scene Investigators and wondered what really happens to the evidence at a crime scene and how that evidence is used to solve the crime? Join us in a week-long adventure into the life of a crime scene analyst!  Working with Senior Scientists, you will learn how to collect and analyze fingerprints from a simulated crime scene, perform blood type analysis and get closer to solving the mystery using  DNA fingerprinting.

Registration: No longer accepting registrations for the Winter Science Academy 2020. Please email casebsu@bridgew.edu to be added to the waitlist

Scholarships:  A limited number of scholarships are available to students who demonstrate academic merit and significant financial need. Additional information about scholarships can be found on our scholarship page.

Fee: The program fee of $275 is due at the time of registration and covers all class expenses including lab supplies and materials. The fee does not include lunch or transportation. The registration deadline is one month prior to the start of the course. Seats are limited and filled on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. A limited number of seats are reserved at a discounted rate for children of BSU faculty and staff.

Deadlines: The program registration deadline is February 3, 2020. All necessary paperwork, including health forms, due by February 6, 2020.

Note: Participants are not able to attend a class if they attended it previously. Winter Science Academy participants must currently be in grades 6-8. You will be receive an email regarding all necessary paperwork.

Refund Policy

Full payment is due at the time of registration.

  • A refund, minus a $50 administrative cancellation fee, will be issued if written cancellation is received more than one month prior to the start of the course.
  • A 50% refund, minus a $50 administrative cancellation fee, will be issued if written cancellation is received less than one month but more than two weeks prior to the start of the course.
  • There will be no refund issued in the event of cancellation within two weeks of the start of the course.
  • For the Winter Science Academy only: In the case of inclement weather, a refund will be issued at a per diem rate of $68.75

Inclement Weather Policy

In cases of inclement weather or emergency, The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education follows Bridgewater State University's inclement weather policy. If the university closes due to weather, or any other reason, our program closes as well. For the most up to date weather-related closure information, refer to the BSU homepage. You can also call the campus weather line at 508-531-1777.