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CSI Reality: Chemistry in the Crime Labs

Activity by Tanya Fogg   |   added on Feb 16, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Tanya Fogg

Despite TV shows, forensic chemists need to be well-versed in the widest array of analytical technologies and must quickly adapt proven methods to new types of samples. Dr. Jason Schaff will discuss the different disciplines within forensic chemistry and provide an in-depth perspective of day-to-day life in a forensic lab.

ACS Webinars™ presents, CSI Reality: Chemistry in the Crime Labs, Thursday, March 17, 2011 – 2 p.m. ET. What do a mysterious white power, a blood smear, and a moldy ham sandwich have in common? To the average person, probably not much, but to a forensic chemist, these items might tell quite a bit about what happened when, where, and why. Despite the mystical cachet with popular TV shows, forensic chemists usually need to be well-versed in the widest possible array of analytical technologies, and must be able to quickly adapt proven methods to new types of samples. Join us to learn the different disciplines within forensic chemistry, and get an in-depth perspective of day-to-day life in a forensic laboratory. 

 

What You Will Learn: (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/742933266 )

 

·         What forensic chemists really do in the lab

·         How forensics differs from and relates to other chemical disciplines

·         For better or for worse, CSI in real life vs. television!

·         Career paths and educational expectations in forensic chemistry

 

Visit www.acswebinars.org to learn about other webinar topics.

 


Topic: acs webinar, chemistry, laboratory, forensic laboratory, analytical chemistry, forensics, mold, white powder, blood Audience: post graduate students and professors, forensic chemists, graduate students, analytical chemist
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