The Week 104 Forensic Science Geek of the Week is Announced

The Forensic Science Geek of the Week

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Forensic Science Geek of the Week

The week 104 “ Forensic Science Geek of the Week” honors goes to:Laura Magnusson

Laura Magnuson
Laura Magnuson
Laura Magnuson received her first bachelors degree from Brevard College in Brevard, NC in theatre arts and received a second bachelors degree in May 2011 in forensic biology from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC.  Ms. Magnuson was an active member of the Forensic Biology Club at Guilford College and is a member of Beta Beta Beta biological honor society. Ms. Magnuson enjoys all areas of forensics, but is especially interested in fingerprint examination. Currently, she is working towards becoming a latent print examiner.

Congratulations to our Forensic Science Geek of the Week winner


1. Wh0 is this?

2. What is his significance to forensic science?

Our Geek of the Week answered:

This is john Lentini. He’s a cer­ti­fied fire and explo­sion inves­ti­ga­tor and an expert wit­ness on the sub­ject. He often speaks about the stan­dard of care in fire inves­ti­ga­tion and lab­o­ra­tory analy­sis of fire debris, as well as on the progress of stan­dard­iza­tion in the foren­sic sciences.

[BLOGGER’S NOTE: There was an honorable mention this week to former Forensic Science Geek of the Week winner George Schiro, MS, F-ABC who wrote: “1. This is John Lentini, author of Sci­en­tific Pro­to­cols for Fire Inves­ti­ga­tion, foren­sic sci­en­tist, cer­ti­fied fire inves­ti­ga­tor, cer­ti­fied crim­i­nal­ist with a spe­cialty in the area of fire debris analy­sis, for­mer Crim­i­nal­is­tics Sub­com­mit­tee chair­man of the ASTM Commt­tee E30 on Foren­sic Sci­ences, Fel­low of the AAFS, and gen­er­ally all around great guy. 2. John has con­tributed greatly to the sci­en­tific under­stand­ing of fire and arson inves­ti­ga­tions. He has been instru­men­tal in debunk­ing many of the myths, oral tra­di­tions, and old wives’ tales asso­ci­ated with arson inves­ti­ga­tions. John has also lent his time and tal­ents to help those who may have been wrong­fully con­victed, based, at least in part, on unsci­en­tific arson investigations.”

Blogger’s note: John Lentini is part of the The Amer­i­can Chem­i­cal Society’s Chem­istry and the Law Divi­sion and its Foren­sic Sci­ence full day programming on the Innocence Project as presented by its Co-Chairmen, Justin McShane, Esq. of Har­ris­burg, PA and Josh D. Lee, Esq. of Vinita, OK. We are proud to announce a full-day pre­sen­ta­tion on the work of the Inno­cence Project. For more details, you can go here: Innocence! Forensic Science, Chemistry and the Law features the Innocence Project and Wrongful Convictions at the 244th ACS National Meeting on August 20, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA]


The Hall of Fame for the Forensic Science Geek of the Week:

Week 1: Chuck Ramsay, Esquire

Week 2: Rick McIndoe, PhD

Week 3: Christine Funk, Esquire

Week 4: Stephen Daniels

Week 5: Stephen Daniels

Week 6: Richard Middlebrook, Esquire

Week 7: Christine Funk, Esquire

Week 8: Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

Week 9: Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

Week 10: Kelly Case, Esquire and Michael Dye, Esquire

Week 11: Brian Manchester, Esquire

Week 12: Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

Week 13: Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

Week 14: Josh D, Lee, Esquire

Week 15: Joshua Dale, Esquire and Steven W. Hernandez, Esquire

Week 16: Christine Funk, Esquire

Week 17: Joshua Dale, Esquire

Week 18: Glen Neeley, Esquire

Week 19: Amanda Bynum, Esquire

Week 20: Josh D. Lee, Esquire

Week 21: Glen Neeley, Esquire

Week 22:  Stephen Daniels

Week 23:  Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

Week 24: Bobby Spinks

Week 25:  Jon Woolsey, Esquire

Week 26: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 27: Richard Middlebrook, Esquire

Week 28:Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 29: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 30: C. Jeffrey Sifers, Esquire

Week 31: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 32: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 33: Andy Johnston

Week 34: Ralph R. Ristenbatt, III

Week 35: Brian Manchester, Esquire

Week 36: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 37: Jeffrey Benson

Week 38: Pam King, Esquire

Week 39: Josh D. Lee, Esquire

Week 40: Robert Lantz, Ph.D.


Week 42: Steven W. Hernandez, Esquire

Week 43:Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 44: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 45: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 46:Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 47:Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 48: Leslie M. Sammis, Esquire

Week 49: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 50: Jeffery Benson

Week 51: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 52: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 53: Eric Ganci, Esquire

Week 54: Charles Sifers, Esquire and Tim Huey, Esquire

Week 55: Joshua Andor, Esquire

Week 56: Brian Manchester, Esquire

Week 57: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 58: Eric Ganci, Esquire

Week 59: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 60: Brian Manchester, Esquire

Week 61: William Herringer, Esquire

Week 62: Robert Lantz, Ph.D.

Week 63: Ginger Moss

Week 64: Richard L. Holcomb, Esquire

Week 65: John L. Buckley, Esquire

Week 66: Jeff Sifers, Esquire

Week 67: Josh D. Lee, Esquire

Week 68: Dr. Barbara Vonderhaar, PhD.

Week 69: Christine Funk, Esquire

Week 70: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 71: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 72: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 73: Josh D. Lee, Esquire

Week 74: Kim Keheley Frye, Esquire

Week 75: Mehul B. Anjaria and Peter Carini, Esquire

Week 76: Kim Keheley Frye, Esquire

Week 77: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 78: Steven W. Hernandez, Esquire

Week 79: Kevin Feeney, Esquire

Week 8o: Justin Harris, Esquire


Week 82: Jay Tiftickjian, Esquire

Week 83: Robert Lantz, Ph.D.

Week 84: Steven W. Hernandez, Esquire

Week 85: Pat Arata, Esquire

Week 86: George Schiro

Week 87: Jay Tiftickjian, Esquire

Week 88: Rocky Babson, Esquire


Week 90: Joseph Rome, Esquire

Week 91: Chuck Ramsay, Esquire

Week 92: Laura Magnusson

Week 93: John L. Buckley, Esquire

Week 94: Unclaimed. It could be you!

Week 95: George Schiro

Week 96: Robert Lantz, Ph.D.

Week 97: Unclaimed. It could be you!

Week 98: Kevin Feeney, Esquire

Week 99: Laura Magnusson

Week 100: Steven W. Hernandez, Esquire

Week 101: Unclaimed. It could be you!

Week 102: Laura Magnusson

Week 103: Steven W. Hernandez, Esquire

Week 104: Laura Magnusson

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