The Science behind Murder Mysteries

Speaker: Darcie Wallace-Duckworth, Ph.D., Aegis Sciences Corp.

From Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie, avid readers have been fascinated with murder mysteries. In addition to literature, television dramatizes the life of forensic scientists in shows such as CSI and NCIS. Dr. Darcie Duckworth will talk about the science of murder mysteries from literature to current pop culture.

Darcie Wallace-Duckworth has been the Technical Training Manager for Aegis Sciences Corporation since 2008. She has volunteered with local schools, colleges and universities, and Adventure Science Center to promote science education. She has a Master’s degree in Education from Goucher College and a doctoral degree in Chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University. Additionally, Darcie is a board-certified toxicologist. Prior to Aegis Sciences Corp., she taught majors and non-majors chemistry courses at Goucher College.

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  • Libby K.

    I'm glad I attended and I intend to attend more Science Cafes, but this particular one seemed less about science and more about Aegis as a company --- with a few references to popular culture sprinkled about. I think this event could have been described more accurately than it was. Why were literary figures, like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and author Agatha Christie, mentioned in the description of this meetup, when neither have anything to do with toxicology nor anything presented by the speaker?

    2 · July 18, 2013

  • Aimee M.

    It was good.

    July 18, 2013

  • JT R.

    Im feeling investigative today.

    July 18, 2013

  • JT R.

    Im feeling investigative today.

    July 18, 2013

  • Libby K.

    This will be my first Science Cafe meetup I'm attending. Where, precisely do I go? Should I just go up to someone who looks like they work there and ask?

    July 18, 2013

  • Mark B.

    Gonna have to miss this one

    July 18, 2013

  • Sandy Brewer J.

    I plan to go.

    July 15, 2013

  • Sandy Brewer J.

    I have always enjoyed mysteries, from Sherlock Homes to Inspector Lewis.

    July 15, 2013

  • Mark B.

    Not a big (Who Done It?) fan but wanted to meet others in this group

    July 14, 2013

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