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Winter Science Academy

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.

Forensics Institute of Bridgewater

Date: Please check back for 2019 course dates.
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 the cutting edge technique, DNA fingerprinting. At the end of the week, you will present your findings as an expert crime scene technician to our "jury" so they can determine if your lab analysis and scientific evidence is sufficient for the case to go to trial.

Registration Closed

Scholarships:  A limited number of scholarships are available to students who demonstrate academic merit and significant financial need,such as qualifying for free or reduced lunch. For more information on scholarships and how to apply please click here.

Fee:  The program fee of $325 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 of stadd

For information regarding financial policies/refund policies, please click here.

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.