2022–23 FSF Field and Lucas Research Grants: June 15 Deadline

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, Assistant Director Purpose: The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Kenneth S. Field Grants (up to $1,500) and the Douglas M. Lucas Grants ($1,501–$6,000) are intended to help the investigator/researcher initiate original in-depth, problem-oriented research. These grants are open to members and affiliates (at any level) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). The […]


Committee Corner—Academy Standards Board (ASB) Update

Source: Julie Howe, MBA, ASB Chair Justice and equality are hallmarks of the AAFS. One of the overarching objectives stated in the AAFS Bylaws is to elevate the standards of forensic science. The ASB remains a crucial component of this effort by creating consensus-based standards that establish criteria of minimally accepted requirements to improve practice, […]


NIST Publishes Review of Digital Forensic Methods

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published Digital Investigation Techniques: A NIST Scientific Foundation Review. This draft report, which will be open for public comment for 60 days, reviews the methods that digital forensic experts use to analyze evidence from computers, mobile phones, and other electronic […]


Board Box—May 3, 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The AAFS Board of Directors (BOD) held it’s first bimonthly meeting recently. The President’s update included information on our International Educational Outreach Program (IEOP) to Croatia (if you are interested, please reach out to Donna Grogan ASAP) and the ongoing planning for our 75th Anniversary. Executive Director […]


Committee Corner—Presidential Ad Hoc Committee on Committee Nominations

Source: Matthew Wood, PhD, Presidential Ad Hoc Committee on Committee Nominations Chair During his term, AAFS Past President Carl McClary formed the Ad Hoc Committee on Committee Nominations with the goal of examining and improving the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) processes for committee membership selection, specifically to increase diversity, inclusion, and outreach among […]


Academy Aperçus—May 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The Academy Aperçus is a monthly feature that celebrates 75 years of forensic science by spotlighting the history and anticipating the future of each section of the Academy. Beginning with the Jurisprudence Section and progressing through each section in the order of acknowledgement by the Academy, a […]


2022-23 FSF Student Travel Grant: October 15 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to offer Student Travel Grants to assist with travel expenses in attending the 2023 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Conference in Orlando, FL. The FSF Board of Trustees has allocated $12,000, not to exceed $1,500 per student, including complimentary conference registration. This is a wonderful […]


2022-23 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant: July 31 Deadline

Purpose: The Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant is to provide graduate students with financial assistance to complete their thesis or independent research project as required for a graduate degree in Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences. The thesis or research project must be in the field of Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences. Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant […]


Ethics Committee Findings

The AAFS Board of Directors received a report from the Ethics Committee recommending that João De Sousa, an Associate Member of the General Section, be expelled. On January 12, 2022, the Board voted and approved the recommendation for expulsion. Mr. De Sousa has been notified of the outcome.


2022-23 FSF Field and Lucas Research Grants: June 15 Deadline

Purpose: The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Kenneth S. Field Grants (up to $1,500) and the Douglas M. Lucas Grants ($1,501–$6,000) are intended to help the investigator/researcher initiate original in-depth, problem-oriented research. These grants are open to members and affiliates (at any level) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). The FSF Board of Trustees […]


2022 International Educational Outreach (IEOP) – Croatia

Source: Donna M. Grogan, AAFS Executive Director AAFS President Laura Fulginiti and Past President Carl McClary invite you to join them for the IEOP of the Republic of Croatia. The itinerary will include stays in Zagreb and Dubrovnik. Following the design of previous tours, AAFS members will have opportunities to meet with forensic science colleagues […]


Forensic Files Story Search

Source: Kate Novich, Forensic Files II Producer Forensic Files II, the reboot of the long-running, science-based true crime series, is searching for cases for its fifth season! We feature adjudicated cases where interesting science and/or technology helped the investigation to solve the crime or convict the criminal. This series airs first on HLN and will […]


Board Box—Finance Update

Source: Laura Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President Welcome to the Board Box—a way for the the Academy President to update the membership quickly regarding matters being considered by the Board of Directors. Finance Update The overall financial position of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences remains positive. The Academy investment portfolio continued to perform well […]


JFS Announces New Associate Editors

  Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences I am delighted to announce that the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) has appointed two new Associate Editors (AE), Brooke W. Kammrath, PhD, and Douglas S. Lacey, MS. Dr. Brooke Kammrath is a forensic science professor at the University of New Haven and an assistant […]


Academy Aperçus—April 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The Academy Apercus is a monthly feature that celebrates 75 years of forensic science by spotlighting the history and anticipating the future of each section of the Academy. Beginning with the Jurisprudence Section and progressing through each section in the order of acknowledgement by the Academy, a […]


Updated Bylaws Available

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, Assistant Director Updated AAFS Bylaws have been posted to the website HERE.  The bylaws amendments that were approved and recommended by the Board of Directors were approved by the voting membership at the AAFS Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.  Here is a brief synopsis of those amendments: Article I. MEMBERS […]