FBI expert in bomb scene investigations to speak at URI Nov. 8

KINGSTON, R.I. — Nov. 6, 2001 — Kirk Yeager, an expert in crime scenes resulting from bombings, will speak at the University of Rhode Island for the eighth URI Forensic Science seminar Nov. 8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Yeager will discuss “The Post-Blast Scene: Big Cases and Big Headaches” in Room 124 of Pastore Hall at URI’s Kingston Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

His lecture will present an analysis of bombing crime scenes. He will discuss the flow of evidence from the crime scene through processing at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Several case studies will be discussed to illustrate the methods of solving bomb cases.

Yeager earned a bachelor of science in chemistry from Lafayette College and a doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Cornell University. Following graduation, he completed a post-doctoral appointment under the direction of Jimmie Oxley at New Mexico Tech laboratories. Oxley is now associate professor of chemistry at URI, and co-director of the Forensic Science Partnership.

Yeager formerly served as associate director of research and development at New Mexico Tech’s Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center. He is currently working with the FBI Explosives Unit as a forensic examiner.

The seminar series is a semester-long program sponsored by the URI Forensic Science Partnership. The seminars take place every Thursday in Pastore Hall from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

For Information:Dave Lavallee, 401-874-2116, Sarah Emmett, 401-874-2116