Get A Clue! Registration Now Open for the February Vacation Program

Get A Clue: CSI and the Science of Forensics
It’s a classic ‘whodunit’. You’ve been called to the scene to gather evidence, but can you find the clues and solve the crime?

Join our team of junior detectives this February to explore the techniques behind crime scene investigation and discover how forensic science works in the real world.

Science from Scientists is excited to partner with Whitehead Institute to bring you this four-day interactive workshop on the kind of forensics you might see only on television.
The workshop, open to middle school students enrolled in grades 7-8, will guide students through the story of a mock crime in which several suspects will be introduced, each having motives for committing the crime. Students will then attend daily sessions to learn about forensic science and to apply their new knowledge to solve the mock crime. Included also are brief lectures from guest speakers and hands-on laboratory demonstrations. *For a full program synopsis visit
Workshop Schedule
The workshop will be held from Tuesday, February 17 through Friday, February 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Whitehead Institute, Nine Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lunch will be provided each day. 


Fees: $450 per student.
What’s provided: Morning snack and lunch, professional science instructors, a professionally designed curriculum, and all lab materials necessary for a fun, educational, and memorable experience.

Tuition Assistance: Tuition assistance may be available for students who demonstrate financial need. For more information contact Amy Tremblay at


Online Registration!
Registration is NOW OPEN online via for students in grades 7-8. Admission requires parental consent. Registration is limited to 25 students accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: completing an online application does not guarantee admittance into the program. Students who have been accepted will receive a confirmation via email once the appropriate permissions and payments have been submitted. Payment is required by Friday, January 30, 2015 to ensure completion of the application. Details are provided through online registration.


For more information contact Amy Tremblay at or visit our FAQ page at


Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes and join us this February!


About the Whitehead Institute
Whitehead Institute is a world-renowned non-profit research institution dedicated to improving human health through basic biomedical research. By cultivating a deeply collaborative culture and enabling the pursuit of bold, creative inquiry, Whitehead fosters paradigm-shifting scientific achievement.
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