Forensics for the over 40's
(Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England)
I have been a laboratory technician all my working life so have been involved in science for a while now, however my lifelong passion is forensics. I was inspired initially by Quincy M.E. (you have to be over 40 to remember that show!)
On realising what a medical examiner actually did, I decided that the behind the scene lab work was where i should really be! I'm always watching Forensic Files and the like and reading books on the most grisly cases.
I have studied for the last 18 months in the evenings to gain a HNC in Forensic Science (hopefully in June 2010) before moving on to do my degree in Biological and Forensic Sciences in September. Exciting stuff! You may ask why return to education so late?! Well...family life etc was my preferred choice for the last decade where i have been a school laboratory technician whilst caring for my husband and son but now it's time for me to follow my dreams!
My biggest venture whilst working in my current job has been to set up a science club to inspire the kids. It's been really rewarding. I'm just planning a forensics day too so any help or ideas would be gratefully received. Anyone had experience of setting up forensics days?!
Best regards to all :o)