Educational Experiences

The Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation offers many programs to educate and train current and future forensic science professionals at all stages in their careers. The Foundation, through the Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute, uses its forensic science programs and resources as a means to motivate and educate young people and their teachers, with a specific focus on providing support to students who are demographically under-represented in the sciences, or who have challenging financial circumstances.

Our founder, Dr. Fredric Rieders, sought to share his philosophy that knowledge is the fundamental tool required to solve any of life’s problems. A non-profit organization devoted to promoting education in the scientific field, the Foundation provides an academic and stimulating environment and offers students access to experts in various fields who act as mentors, role models and educators. Every year, through the dedication and hard work of the Foundation staff and faculty, new graduates, high school students and practicing forensic scientists, graduate from our programs with a wealth of knowledge, experience and perspectives that prepare them for the challenges of life and careers both inside and outside forensic science.

About Our Founder

Dr. Fredric Rieders established a non-profit foundation that fostered the love for science and art in students young and old.



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Jillian Yeakel, alumnus of the Arcadia University Masters of Forensic Science program and previously Program Director for the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education, at the Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation, is being recognized by the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and will receive the sections prestigious  Irving Sunshine Award. […]

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