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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Free Web Training Featuring Kevin Legg, PhD

On March 10, 2015  see the Center for Forensic Science Research & Education’s own Kevin Legg, PhD present web based training on his recent research collaboration between Agilent and the Brasila Police.  Click her to view the training:

Researchers document drug use among Ultra Music Festival attendees

From The Miami Herald  | 2/10/2015 Fair or not, after 16 years Ultra Music Festival has developed a reputation not only as a cornucopia of lights and sounds, but also as a smorgasbord of psychotropic uppers and downers. Some of the crazy things concert attendees have done, like making out with a tree, have contributed to […]


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