You’ve Decided You Want a Career in Forensic Science … Now What?

  Source:  Brittany N. Beyer, MS, YFSF Secretary Welcome to the wonderful world of forensic science. Maybe you took a ride-along with your local law enforcement agency or maybe you saw an episode of whatever iteration CSI is on, and thought, “Huh … that seems cool!” (In reality, it’s not like it is on television!) […]


Wake Up to Professional Development … and Bacon!

Source:  Brittany N. Beyer, MS, YFSF Secretary An exciting change is coming to the 2018 Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) Breakfast Session in Seattle, WA. In years past, the YFSF Breakfast Session has only been open to those who register and attend the Forum as a whole. This year, the Breakfast Session will become part […]


Research in Science: How Young Scientists Can Shape a Better Future

Source:  Brittany N. Beyer, MS, YFSF Secretary The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) Special Session Committee hopes everyone is gearing up for another great AAFS annual meeting in February. The YFSF Special Session will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, in Seattle, WA. Our theme this year is Research in Science:  How Young Scientists […]


Young Forensic Scientists Forum Special Session 2018

Sources: Amanda R. Hale, MA, YFSF Special Session Chair and Zain Bhaloo, MSc, YFSF Special Session Co-Chair The 2018 YFSF Special Session is coming along great. This year’s Special Session organizers, Amanda Hale (arhale@ncsu.edu) and Zain Bhaloo (zainbhaloo.yfsf@gmail.com), want to thank everyone who volunteered to present at this year’s meeting! There were many fantastic volunteers […]


Wake Up to Professional Development… and Bacon!

Source: Alex Krotulski, MSFS, Breakfast Session Chair YFSF Breakfast Session This year’s Breakfast Session Chair and Co-Chair, Alex Krotulski and Erin Houston, have been hard at work planning the 2018 Breakfast Session set to take place in Seattle, WA. The chairs have come up with a creative theme and agenda for the session, started to […]


InterFORENSICS Conference Scholarship Opportunity

Source: Tanisha Henson, MFS, AAFS Fellow, General Section Welcome home from an amazing week in New Orleans! During the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, February 15, an amazing scholarship opportunity was presented to participate in the InterFORENSICS conference. This will be held by the Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences in the capital city […]


Young Forensic Scientists Forum News – July 2016

Editors: Jacob Griffin, MS, and Ashley Foster, MAS A Letter From the YFSF President The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) is excited to be starting a busy summer planning for the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting. This July newsletter is the first to be published by this year’s YFSF committee. Please take the time to read […]


Young Forensic Scientists Forum Newsletter – April 2016

Editors: Brianna Bermudez, BS, and Jacob Griffin, BS A Letter from the 2015-16 YFSF President Writing my final Young Forensic Scientist Forum (YFSF) newsletter entry is very bittersweet. For the past two years, I have had the honor of serving as the YFSF President and I am indebted to so many. The YFSF events at […]


January 2016

Editors: Brianna Bermudez, BS and Jacob Griffin, BS A Letter from the YFSF President Happy New Year, everyone! The AAFS 68th Annual Scientific Meeting is quickly approaching and will be here before you know it. I hope everyone has finalized hotel and travel arrangements! Over the last year, the YFSF Committee has worked hard to […]


Young Forensic Scientist Forum – November 2015

Source: Brianna Bermudez, YFSF Secretary A Letter from the YFSF President The AAFS 68th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, is about four months away. Now is the perfect time to make your airline travel plans and hotel reservations. All pertinent information is available on the AAFS website. Hotel reservation, airline, and meeting information […]


YFSF Bring Your Own Poster Session March 2015 News Update

The AAFS 67th Annual Scientific Meeting YFSF Poster Session showcased 24 poster presentations covering a variety of topics: DNA, toxicology, chemistry, and anthropology. Members of the Academy showed their interest and provided positive feedback and stimulating discussion with the presenters. Thank you to all the presenters of the YFSF Poster Session. The research truly showed […]


YSFS Bring Your Own Slides Session March 2015 News Update

The 2015 YFSF Bring Your Own Slides event was a hit! There were six outstanding research presentations. Mia Solomon, from the University of Central Oklahoma presented her research “Serial Homicide-Patterns in Cooling Off Periods.” Virginia Commonwealth University student Tiffany Layne presented “Stability and Variation of microRNAs for Body Fluid Identification” and George Washington graduate student […]


YSFS Breakfast Session March 2015 News Update

This year’s YFSF Breakfast Session, “Getting There: Unique Professional Journeys in Forensic Science,” was an entertaining and inspiring success. The two speakers provided a well-rounded presentation: Christine Funk gave advice on working in a crime lab and Ann Ross gave advice on working in an academic field. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the […]


YFSF Special Session

The 2015 Young Forensic Scientists Forum Special Session was a great success! The theme for the session this year “YFSF 20th Anniversary: The Past, The Present, and Our Future” celebrated the last 20 years in forensic science. There were around 45 attendees who were given career and academic advice from speakers in various disciplines, including […]