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DFS to Host Educational Open House

Monday, June 9, 2014
Program for college faculty will show opportunities, needs

Contact: Keith St. Clair (EOM) (202) 215-6740

The District’s Department of Forensic Sciences is hosting its first-ever Educational Open House on Tuesday, June 24.

The event will consist of a day-long series of lectures focusing on research opportunities, internships, and the educational background expected for positions within DFS.

"This outreach is being done with the goal of educating the educators on what types of opportunities are available at DFS to their students and graduates," said Brittany Graham, DFS Deputy Director for Training. "It will also show what types of classes will best prepare a person for a career in the forensic sciences or public health, and hopefully might encourage a few of these faculty members to develop such programs at their schools."

DFS became operational on Oct. 1, 2012 with the mission to provide high-quality, timely and accurate forensic science services to the District by using best practices and best available technology with the goal of enhancing public safety.

The agency is housed in the Consolidated Forensic Laboratory, a state-of-the-art building at 401 E Street, SW, that is rated Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum, the highest designation.

The Educational Open House will run from 9:30 am until 3 pm on June 24, followed by optional tours of the CFL. The event is open to university faculty members only; an RSVP is required.

View further information and a complete schedule here.