The Borkenstein Courses
More than 5,000 students from the United States, Canada and around the world have attended our programs over the last fifty years, taking the knowledge they learned on the campus at Bloomington, IN back to their laboratories, departments and agencies. The courses, founded in 1957 by Professor Robert F. Borkenstein, inventor of the Breathalyzer, and a leading early proponent of traffic safety research, have consistently offered world class training for forensic scientists and technicians involved in testing and testimony for alcohol and drug related traffic safety programs.
Special cake celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Robert F. Borkenstein Alcohol Course
Executive Course Director Dr. Barry Logan cutting cake commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Robert F. Borkenstein Alcohol Course
Faculty member Pat Harding answers questions from students at the May 2015 class
Students listening to class discussion at the May 2015 class
Student takes notes during class discussion December 2015
Our instructors are among the best known names in their field from around the world, and all are involved in investigation, research and testimony on alcohol, drugs and traffic safety topics. We continually update our course content to ensure it reflects the issues of concern and interest to our students. Visit our faculty pages to see the current lecture topics, summaries and resource documents.
The Borkenstein Alcohol Course
Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington, IN
May 13-18, 2018
December 3-7, 2018
December 1-6, 2019
May 10-15, 2020
December 6-11, 2020
The Borkenstein Drug Course
September 17 -21, 2018
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
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