Get A Clue: CSI and the Science of Forensics

Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 21 2014
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Whitehead Institute, Nine Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts

It’s a classic ‘whodunit’. You’ve been called to the scene to gather evidence, but can you find the clues and solve the crime?

Join our team of junior detectives this February to explore the techniques behind crime scene investigation and discover how forensic science works in the real world.

Science from Scientists, the leading in-class science/STEM enrichment program in Massachusetts, is excited to partner with Whitehead Institute to bring you this four-day interactive workshop on the kind of forensics you might see only on television.

The workshop, open to middle school students enrolled in grades 7-8, will guide students through the story of a mock crime in which several suspects will be introduced, each having motives for committing the crime. Students will then attend daily sessions to learn about forensic science and to apply their new knowledge to solve the mock crime. Included also are brief lectures from guest speakers and hands-on laboratory demonstrations. *For a full program synopsis visit

Fees: $400 per student.
What’s provided: Morning snack and lunch, professional science instructors, a professionally designed curriculum, and all lab materials necessary for a fun, educational, and memorable experience.

Online Registration!

Registration is limited to 30 students accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: completing an online application does not guarantee admittance into the program. Students who have been accepted will receive a confirmation via email once the appropriate permissions and payments have been submitted. Payment is required by Friday, January 24, 2014 to ensure completion of the application. Details are provided through online registration.

For more information contact Amy Tremblay at or visit our FAQ page at

Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes and join us this February!


Registration is NOW OPEN online via for students in grades 7-8. Admission requires parental consent.

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