Robson Forensic scientists featured at this Saturday’s Science Every 2nd program
Scientists from a Lancaster-based firm that specializes in forensic science will share stories of their cases and provide safety tips for families this Saturday, December 10, from 1-4 p.m. at the North Museum of Natural History & Science.
Scientists from Robson Forensic will demonstrate that it’s usually better to be safe than sorry. Mechanical engineer and fire/explosion expert David Caggiano will reveal the safety features hidden inside a propane tank while electrical engineer Pete Coste will demonstrate the electrical hazards found in the home, based on previous cases. Biomedical expert Dr. Jamie Williams will show visitors the science behind car seat safety, and child safety expert Lisa Thorsen will illustrate how different playground surfaces affect the injuries children can sustain.
The event is part of the NorthMuseum’s Science Every 2nd program. Sponsored by the Dart Foundation in memory of Brian Hess, Science Every 2nd aims to connect the community members with local scientists, and provide the opportunity to learn more about their current research and careers as part of their museum visit on the second weekend of every month.
Robson Forensic employs 150 scientists at sixteen locations nationwide. Its scientists serve as experts in court trials, sharing the results of research they’ve conducted related to the specific case. The company was founded by Lance Robson in 1987, and its headquarters is located at the corner of Prince and Lemon Streets inLancaster.
The North Museum of Natural History & Science is located at400 College AvenueinLancaster. Admission to the Museum is $7.50 for adults, and $6.50 for juniors (ages 3-17) and seniors (65 and over). Planetarium shows are an additional $2.50 to the price of admission. The Museum is free for children under three. For more information, call (717) 291-3941 or visit Northm Museum.