Houston Forensic Science Center: High School Explorer Program

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Lt. Barry McDermott Crime Scene House

1620 Crockett Street

Houston, TX 77007

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The deadline to apply is Saturday, June 30, 2018

Email info@houstonforensicscience.org to receive your application today!

The Houston Forensic Science Center (HFSC) will be hosting its first-ever Explorer program this year. The HFSC Explorer program will give students an introduction to forensic science and some of the disciplines that fall under that umbrella. Each monthly class will involve a short lecture and a hands-on activity to learn what forensic scientists do in a crime lab. The culmination of the program will be a mock crime scene where students will put everything they learned into action.

Our program is open to young men and women who will be high school seniors for the 2018-2019 school year and are interested in the field of science as a career. These are the five areas of emphasis our team of analysts will help the students hone in on:

1) Career Opportunities – Real-world career skills facilitated by caring professionals

2) Leadership Experiences – Youth officers are mentored by adult leaders; Exploring provides supplemental leadership training opportunities to develop the leadership skills that employers desire

3) Life Skills – Conflict resolution, problem solving, working on a team, communication

4) Citizenship – Service learning opportunities in their community

5) Character Education – Professionalism and ethical decision making

The program timeline is as follows:

  • August 2018 – Lab Tour/Intro Meeting with CEO
  • September 2018 – Crime Scene Presentation/Activity
  • October 2018 – Latent Print Presentation/Activity
  • November 2018 – Seized Drugs Presentation/Activity
  • December 2018 – DNA Presentation/Activity
  • January 2019 – Firearms Presentation/Activity
  • February 2019 – Toxicology Presentation/Activity
  • March 2019 – Mock Crime Scene/Final Activity
  • April 2019 – Wrap Up/Party

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Lt. Barry McDermott Crime Scene House

1620 Crockett Street

Houston, TX 77007

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