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Autopsy: Forensic Pathology Investigates

Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Pioneering Science Series

Featured Speaker: E. Stephen Bolesta, M.D., Director of Outreach, Department of Pathology, Saint Louis University; and Medical Lab Director, Belleville Memorial Hospital

In the morgue and the autopsy room, it’s the forensic pathologist who carries the weight of conversation; the company is less than talkative. In mostly quiet soliloquies, forensic scientists pursue last chapter stories the dead can no longer tell on their own.

Medical lab director and forensic pathologist Dr. E. Stephan Bolesta provides a fascinating look at the science that traces the last chapter trajectories of lives lived and that gives voice to the end-of-life stories of the unidentified, the sufferers of unexplained disease, and the victims of foul play. He covers the steps involved in establishing identity and determining the causes, manner, mechanisms and timing of death, and reviews the basics of traumatic injuries in this vivid portrayal of what it means to be a forensic pathologist.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITES TO COMPETE FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS— two $250 scholarships for middle and high school students. Attend 3 seminars or panel discussions and write about your experience. Scholarship decisions announced in May 2013.

DRAWINGS FOR TWO FREE JUNIOR SCIENCE ACADEMY MEMBERSHIPS at each Pioneering Science Seminar. Junior Academy of Science— Real-world science opportunities and field trips monthly— for students of all abilities in grades 6 – 12.

Location: Kirkwood High School Keating Theater

801 West Essex, Kirkwood, MO 63122

FREE parking in Kirkwood High School lots.

FREE and OPEN to ALL—middle and high school students, teachers, adults and the general public. Registration not required.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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