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Author Topic: NIJ Forensic Microscopy Training Program I & II  (Read 9413 times)

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NIJ Forensic Microscopy Training Program I & II
« on: March 02, 2011, 07:37:36 AM »
http://www.mcri.org/home/section/10-645/nij-forensic-microscopy-training-program-i-%26-ii

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We will not begin selecting students until March 21, 2011. Students will be notified by March 31, 2011. After March 21 you may still apply.

McCrone Research Institute is a not-for-profit corporation, offering the highest quality microscopy and microanalytical education for fifty years. Through an NIJ grant, we are able to offer advanced training courses to forensic scientists free of charge. These week-long courses offer practical training in microscopy and the analysis of trace evidence. If you are a forensic scientist employed in a state or local crime lab, you may be eligible.

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August 22-26: Advanced Forensic Microscopy: Paint and Polymers

August 29-September 2: Advanced Forensic Microscopy: Glass

September 12-16: Forensic Microscopy

October 10-14: Advanced Forensic Microscopy: Paint and Polymers

November 7-11: Sample Preparation and Manipulation for Microanalysis

November 14-18: Advanced Forensic Microscopy: Fiber

November 14-18: Forensic Microscopy

December 5-9: Forensic Microscopy

December 12-16: Advanced Forensic Microscopy: Explosives

Eight seats are available in each course. All courses are five days long, running Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m and Friday 8 a.m. to noon.

Forensic Polarized Light Microscopy: Course Outline
Sample Preparation and Manipulation: Course Outline
Advanced Forensic Microscopy: Human and Animal Hairs: Course Outline
Advanced Forensic Microscopy: Paint and Polymers: Course Outline
Advanced Forensic Microscopy: Explosives: Course Outline
Advanced Forensic Microscopy: Hair and Fibers: Course Outline

Prerequisite: The Forensic Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) course serve as a prerequisite for the advanced courses. Students must complete the Forensic Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) course or submit proof of competency to the director before an application to the advanced courses will be accepted. Sample Preparation and Manipulation has no prerequisite.

Applicant Requirements
1. Employed by a state or local forensic crime laboratory
2. Currently employed as a microscopist, trace/physical evidence analyst or directly related position
3. Have a desire to expand professional knowledge of microscopy in your educational and scientific goals
4. Complete pre-workshop readings and documentation as requested
5. Be willing to actively participate in classroom activities and discussions
6. Be willing to travel to attend training



Application Process
We will not begin selecting students until March 21, 2011. Students will be notified by March 31, 2011.

After March 21 you may still apply. If you meet the requirements listed above, you will be added to the wait lists for the courses you are interested in. We do draw on the wait lists when students cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.

What Does “Free of Charge” Mean?
Your tuition, books, classroom supplies, meals, hotel, airfare, and other reasonable travel fees will be fully paid for through the National Institute of Justice grant. Your hotel accommodations, flight, shuttle to and from the airport, and transportation to and from McCrone Research Institute each day will be arranged for you and paid for. Lunch will be provided, and a per diem reimbursement will be provided for breakfast and dinner.

In compliance with Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify us of any special accommodations needed. If you have any special dietary considerations, please let us know as well.

Funding
McCrone Research Institute, a not-for-profit corporation, has received federal funds from the National Institute of Justice to provide advanced training to forensic scientists through the DNA Initiative: Advancing Criminal Justice Through DNA Technology. The project is funded under support of cooperative agreement 2009-DN-BX-K212.

To learn more about the DNA Initiative, visit the official website: http://www.dna.gov

More Information
Contact: Training coordinator, Therese Newman
Phone: 312-842-7100
Fax: 312-842-1078
E-mail: tnewman@mcri.org
(908) 797-6553
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