World renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee will visit Plainville High School on April 19th, according to Principal Steven LePage.
Lee will deliver a presentation to Plainville students, as well as students from surrounding school districts, including New Britain, Bristol, and Berlin. State Representative Elizabeth Boukus coordinated the upcoming visit from Dr. Lee. Thanks to a generous grant last year from the Petit Family Foundation, Plainville High School now offers courses in Forensic Science, which have been very popular with Plainville High School students.
"Dr. Lee's unparalleled knowledge and experiences will provide hundreds of forensics and advanced science students with a powerful and insightful learning opportunity. We are extremely grateful for this opportunity," said LePage.
"I have been a huge fan of Dr. Lee for many years and look forward to his presentation. It is truly an amazing opportunity to have Dr. Lee at Plainville High School to speak to our students, teachers, and honored guests," noted Superintendent, Dr. Maureen Brummett.
According to Dr. Lee's biography, he is the Founder of The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, Director of Forensic Research and Training Center and Distinguished Chair Professor in Forensic Science at the University of New Haven. He was the Chief Emeritus for Connecticut State Police during 2000 to 2010 and was the Commissioner of Public Safety and State Police for the State of Connecticut during 1998 to 2000, and has served as the state's Chief Criminalist and Director of the State Police Forensic laboratory from 1978 to 2000. Dr. Lee was the driving force in establishing a modern state police communication system, school based community police services, sex offender and DNA databank, Major Crime Investigation Concepts, Standardized Evidence Collection system, Laboratory Operation Standard, and Consolidated Forensic Science Services in Connecticut. He currently serves as advisor / consultant for more than 80 law enforcement agencies around the world. He was appointed as Chief Forensic Advisor for the New Haven Police Department in 2013.
-Posted on April 12, 2016 at 10:08 AM
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