A special Maine Educational Talent Search thank you to Cindy Homer, Maine State Crime Lab and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine Augusta.
Cindy presented to students on the vast field of forensic science and explored the varied educational paths individuals take to work in the field. There is no one education path to work in forensics, just a passion for solving puzzles and strong critical thinking skills. Students were interested in learning more about the actual day-to-day work as it compares to TV shows. Cindy dispelled the myth that you can solve a case in a 1-hourshow, but it is similar in that no two days or cases are alike.
Cindy shared there can be challenges in her work, but feels the importance of helping to solve crimes and exonerate innocent people creates a good balance. Cindy shares a passion for working in the lab and as an educator. Cindy shared that she loves teaching and encouraging students to pursue careers in the field of forensics.