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How Do I Become (a Forensic Scientist)?

April 8, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you a high school or college student thinking about a career as a crime scene investigator or forensic scientist? Do you want to know what the real CSI is like? Join us Saturday morning, April 8, for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from forensic scientists and college representatives. If you have questions about what classes to take, how to land an internship, or just want to know more about career options, this is a must-attend program.

“How Do I Become (a Forensic Scientist?)” will include a one-hour panel discussion and Q&A with forensic scientists from area law enforcement crime labs, followed by a networking opportunity with college representatives. Colleges and universities confirmed to date are:


9:30 a.m. ……..Doors open

10:00 a.m. …….Welcome and introductions

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ……. Panel discussion and Q&A

Jennifer Howard, DNA Technical Leader, Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory


Michael Fagert, Fingerprint Examiner, Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory
Elizabeth Keegan, Forensic Scientist II-Biology, Johnson County Criminalistics Laboratory
Larry Washington, Chemist-Drug and Chemistry Section, Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory
Amy Shanahan, Crime Scene Investigator, Johnson County Criminalistics Laboratory

11:00 a.m. – Noon……….Networking with representatives from regional colleges and universities

Admission tickets

The event is free and open to any high school or college student interested in a forensic science career, as well as parents, teachers, and mentors, or anyone interested in the field. To attend, please register for free e-tickets.


Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter.


April 8, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Eric Ward


Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.