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Are You FBI-ready?

The ORISE Visiting Scientist Program is an educational and training program designed to connect participants with unique resources at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) laboratory. The FBI Laboratory is one of the largest and most comprehensive crime labs in the world. Since 1982, the Laboratory’s Research Unit has welcomed college students, postgraduates and faculty, and given participants valuable research and training experiences that help further the participant’s education, interests and career goals. Participants gain access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, and are able perform research in areas of interest unique to law enforcement and national security under the guidance and mentorship of top leading forensic scientists. These research experiences also allow participants to connect with and gain interest in potential STEM employment opportunities at the FBI in their future.

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With the support of an assigned mentor, participants have authentic research experiences using equipment not found on most college campuses.

Our participants are excited about the educational research they are doing

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    Adam Richard

    Adam Richard engaged with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and community law enforcement agencies in the identification and analysis of unidentified human remains as part of the FBI Visiting Scientist Program.

  • I received so much support and encouragement from so many different people that I can safely say I wouldn’t be nearly the scientist I am today if I had not applied to this program. I can’t even begin to count the number of interesting, and sometimes downright amazing, things I was exposed to during my time as a Visiting Scientist. Not only was the research enjoyable, but I was able to build relationships with many members of the case-working units.


    —Adam Richard
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