Local Accident Reconstructionist Teaches Forensics Students About Accident Reconstruction Basics

Brent Munyon, forensic accident reconstructionist for A&M Forensics and Engineering, Inc. showing students from Dr. Adrienne Brundage's Intro to Forensics (FIVS 205) class how to correctly diagram an accident scene. Photo by Rob Williams.

Brent Munyon, forensic accident reconstructionist for A&M Forensics and Engineering, Inc. showing students from Dr. Adrienne Brundage’s Intro to Forensics (FIVS 205) class how to correctly diagram an accident scene. Photo by Rob Williams.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Students in Dr. Adrienne Brundage’s FIVS 205 class got a crash course in how reconstructionists re-create and study automobile accidents in November as a local accident reconstructionist guest lectured in November.

Brent Munyon, a local accident reconstructionist from A&M Forensics and Engineering, Inc., taught some of his techniques and talked to the students about his career.

Some of the techniques he taught were measuring correctly, proper evidence collection, sketching and measuring accident scenes, and photography techniques.

Students also got the chance to see several of the tools he used and to work a mock accident scene that was set up in the Heep Center parking lot.

Brundage had met Munyon several years ago after searching for guest speakers to come and speak during her class. She said she thought Munyon would be a perfect fit for the students.

Brent Munyon demonstrating how to walk through an accident scene during a mock scene set up outside the Heep Center during Dr. Brundage's FIVS 205 class. Photo by Rob Williams

Brent Munyon demonstrating how to walk through an accident scene during a mock scene set up outside the Heep Center during Dr. Brundage’s FIVS 205 class. Photo by Rob Williams

“I am very excited about Brent guest lecturing. He had an idea to expand his lectures and really give the students some good training in what it means to be an accident reconstructionist,” Brundage said. “He took several days out of his busy schedule to plan and work with the students, and he showed them how important physics is to the forensic sciences. I’m really glad about this, since most of the students have to take physics, and often don’t see the practical application until much later in their schooling.”

She thought that his style of teaching was interesting and the students were well-engaged during the time he taught.

“He has been simply fantastic about coming in and speaking whenever I need him to,” she said.

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