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How Do I Become a Forensic Scientist?
July 24, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 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? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from forensic scientist Lindsey Schissel. Designed to be an informal interactive Q&A webinar, students are encouraged to ask questions about coursework, internships, college programs, and anything else about the study of forensic science! Parents, teachers, and mentors are also welcome to participate.
Lindsey Schissel is a Forensic Technician in the Biology/DNA section of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab. In this role she examines evidence, performs DNA testing, and testifies in court when necessary. Her favorite thing about forensics is that it is all about using science to help find the truth. She is a May 2019 graduate of Drake University with a BS in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology and a BA in chemistry. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys baking and watching Nebraska sports.
Accessing the program:
This free, livestream program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. After you register you will receive an email with a link to join the session. To help us better serve our audiences, we have included some demographic questions in the registration form. Your response to these questions is voluntary but appreciated. Thank you!
The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in our public programs. Closed captioning is provided. If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the event.
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The program will also livestream on the Library’s Facebook page.
This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.
Further reading at the Linda Hall Library
- Gunn, Alan. Essential forensic biology . Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
- Sanders-Arndt, Laura M. Using forensics : wildlife crime scene! . Arlington, Va. : NSTA Press, 2008.
- Snoke-Harris, Elizabeth. Crime scene science fair projects. New York : Lark Books, 2006.
- Reynolds, Ross . Forensic science : from fibers to fingerprints. New York : Chelsea House, 2007.