The Status of Environmental Forensics in 2008

September 23rd, 2008 by Adam

Longtime PSU Chemistry professor Wavell Fogleman will present a talk on Environmental Forensics Sept. 24 as part of PSU’s Boyd Science Colloquium.

Environmental Forensics is a combination of environmental science and forensic science. People trained in the field are specialists in solving such environmental mysteries as:

• Who is responsible for this mess?

• When did this mess start?

• Where did this stuff come from?

• Who was (or might be) hurt by this stuff?

This talk will explore the methods used in environmental forensics and some case examples of the application of environmental forensics.

Professor Fogleman’s talk on Environmental Forensics is scheduled for 3:45 p.m., Sept. 24, in Room 001 of the Boyd Science Center on Highland Street in Plymouth.

Dr. Fogleman received his B.S. in Chemistry from UNC – Chapel Hill (1960), his Ph.D. in Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry from Tulane University (1968) and a M.S. Public Health in Environmental Chemistry and Biology from UNC – Chapel Hill School of Public Health (1976). He has taught analytical and environmental chemistry as well as toxicology for over 30 years. He has taught forensic science since 2002.

For more information, contact Steve Kahl at 535-3154 or Steve Kahl

The Boyd Science Colloquium Lecture Series is a weekly opportunity for PSU faculty, staff, students and the general public to come together as a community to discuss issues of significance to science and society

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