Recent News

AAFS’ GCFS’ Philanthropic Educational Outreach Collaborates With 32 Countries This Week in Partnership With the United States DOJ’s ICITAP

Sources: AAFS Global Collaboration of Forensic Scientists (GCFS) Co-Founders Barry Fisher, MS, MBA, and Laura Liptai, PhD, and International Affairs Committee Chair Peter T. Ausili, MS We can be proud of the Academy’s global educational philanthropic progress as another successful webinar concluded Wednesday, September 28, involving 251 scientists from 32 countries (Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, […]


Standards Checklists Now Online

Source: Sarah Kerrigan, PhD, Chair NIST-AAFS Presidential  ad hoc Committee Standards Checklists are now available for download on the Standards Resources and Training page of the AAFS website. These resources are being made available as part of a Cooperative Agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This partnership is designed to support implementation efforts and broaden awareness […]


Standards Checklists now Online

Source: Sarah Kerrigan, PhD. Chair NIST-AAFS Presidential Ad-Hoc Committee Standards Checklists are now available for download on the Standards Resources and Training page of the AAFS website. These resources are being made available as part of a Cooperative Agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This partnership is designed to support implementation […]


Student Affiliate and Trainee Affiliate Eligibility Requirements

Those with the temporary status of Student Affiliate or Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually to keep their membership active. Student Affiliates—If you are enrolled in a program relevant to forensic science, you are required to submit the annual Student Affiliate Eligibility Form, completed by your academic advisor. Masters and doctorate students in the Anthropology […]


Committee Corner—Diversity Outreach Committee

Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, AAFS President-Elect The AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) and Board of Directors (BOD) recognize the concerns of our LGBTQ+ members and we want to ensure our membership that we are committed to providing a safe and inclusive professional environment. The AAFS currently works with a firm to aid in […]



Section News

NIST Scientific Foundation Review on Bitemark Analysis Virtual Webinar

Source: Robin A. Ainsworth, DDS, Odontology Section Chair You are invited to join the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Scientific Foundation Review on Bitemark Analysis Webinar. This virtual event will take place on October 27, 2022. NIST Scientific Foundation reviews and evaluates the scientific basis for forensic methods and practices. This review addresses […]


AAFS Policy Statements

Statement from the AAFS Board of Directors on the National Commission on Forensic Science

Source:  AAFS Board of Directors The American Academy of Forensic Sciences wholeheartedly commends its membership who provided expertise, wisdom, and guidance to the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) since its 2013 origin. There are 14 Commission Members, 3 Ex-Officio Members, and numerous sub-committee members who are also members of the Academy and the work […]


Annual Meeting News

AAFS Annual Conference Employment Forum and FEPAC University Fair

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Employment Forum and 11th Annual University Fair taking place during the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference in Orlando, FL. Employment Forum—a means for employers and applicants to meet, exchange information, conduct informal interviews, or schedule interviews for later in the week. The Employment […]


Donate to the FSF Silent Auction!

Source: Trey Weaver, Sr. Meetings Manager The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Annual Silent Auction will return during the 2023 AAFS Annual Conference, supporting the FSF Endowment Fund. Each year, the FSF offers an exciting opportunity to take home unique and incredible items while raising funds to support research and educational grants for the forensic community. […]


President's Messages

Presidential Spotlight on the Forensic Nursing Science Section

This month’s Presidential Spotlight focuses on the Academy’s newest section—the Forensic Nursing Science Section. This article provides an introduction to the section as well as the discipline’s history. Sources: Virginia A. Lynch, MSN, RN, AAFS Retired Fellow, and Joyce P. Williams, DNP, RN, Section Chair Genesis of a New Era of Forensic Science Forensic nursing […]


Presidential Spotlight—AAFS IEOP Summary

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) delegation to Croatia returned Sunday after a week of collaboration with our forensic science counterparts and touring the beautiful cities of Zagreb and Dubrovnik. Professor Dragan Primorac was our host during this extraordinary visit. Dragan is a long-time member of […]


AAFS News

AAFS’ GCFS’ Philanthropic Educational Outreach Collaborates With 32 Countries This Week in Partnership With the United States DOJ’s ICITAP

Sources: AAFS Global Collaboration of Forensic Scientists (GCFS) Co-Founders Barry Fisher, MS, MBA, and Laura Liptai, PhD, and International Affairs Committee Chair Peter T. Ausili, MS We can be proud of the Academy’s global educational philanthropic progress as another successful webinar concluded Wednesday, September 28, involving 251 scientists from 32 countries (Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, […]


Standards Checklists Now Online

Source: Sarah Kerrigan, PhD, Chair NIST-AAFS Presidential  ad hoc Committee Standards Checklists are now available for download on the Standards Resources and Training page of the AAFS website. These resources are being made available as part of a Cooperative Agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This partnership is designed to support implementation efforts and broaden awareness […]


Standards Checklists now Online

Source: Sarah Kerrigan, PhD. Chair NIST-AAFS Presidential Ad-Hoc Committee Standards Checklists are now available for download on the Standards Resources and Training page of the AAFS website. These resources are being made available as part of a Cooperative Agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This partnership is designed to support implementation […]


Staff Corner

2020 Membership Dues Information

2020 Membership Dues Notices have been posted online and will be mailed shortly. All Student Affiliates and Trainee Affiliates must certify eligibility before a dues notice will be generated. You may login to your AAFS Account Portal to download a .pdf copy of your dues invoice or to make payment with a debit or credit […]


Associate Members and Members—Are You Eligible to Promote?

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator AAFS encourages Associate Members and Members who are eligible for a higher status to complete and submit an application for promotion. Please review the promotion requirements on the AAFS website at https://www.aafs.org/home-page/membership/student-affiliate-trainee-affiliate-or-associate-member/aafs-basic-membership-requirements/promotion-requirements/individual-section-requirements/ to determine if you are eligible. If you fulfill your section’s requirements for promotion, you may apply online […]


AAFS Standards Board

ASB Newsletter—June 17, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat   AAFS Factsheets on ASB, ASTM, and NFPA Standards Now Available! The AAFS Standards Factsheets provide a concise summary of each standard and facilitate broader understanding, they also highlight the purpose of a standard, why it is needed, and the benefits of adoption. Factsheets are in continuous production and more […]


ASB Newsletter—June 3, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat AAFS Factsheets on ASB, ASTM, and NFPA Standards Now Available! The AAFS Standards Factsheets provide a concise summary of each standard and facilitate broader understanding, they also highlight the purpose of a standard, why it is needed, and the benefits of adoption. Factsheets are in continuous production and more are […]


YFSF News

2023 YFSF Special Session! Come one, come all!

Source: Zain Bhaloo, MSc, Young Forensic Scientists Forum Chair AAFS Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) Special Session Chair Emily Rue and Co-Chair Paul Yount invite you to the YFSF Special Session at the 75th Anniversary Conference in Orlando, FL. The YFSF theme is Education, Training, and Experiences: The Ingredients to Make Science Work. The overall theme […]


FSF News

Update FSF Policy and Procedure Manual

An updated FSF Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website HERE. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages for easy navigation. Updates are mainly housekeeping with the exception of: 2.2.3.4.3.1.2.—Applicants for the Emerging Forensic Scientist Award (EFSA) must now be either a Student Affiliate or Trainee Affiliate; non-members are no longer […]


2022–23 Warren-Young Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Forensic Sciences Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022–23 Warren-Young Scholarships will be shared between two recipients this year. This award is designed to encourage forensic science education at the middle and high school levels and is intended to provide funds to purchase supplies, equipment, or reference materials to support forensic science education in […]


FEPAC News

FEPAC 2022 Accreditation Decisions

Source:  Nancy J. Jackson, FEPAC Accreditation Coordinator At a recent meeting held February 19, 2022, the Forensic Science Education Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) concluded its review of programs seeking FEPAC accreditation or reaccreditation during the 2021 cycle. The accreditation decisions are: Alfred State – SUNY College of Technology, Alfred, NY Bachelor of Science in Forensic […]


FEPAC Accepting Accreditation Applications for 2022/2023 Consideration

Source:  Nancy J. Jackson, FEPAC Accreditation Coordinator The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) is currently accepting applications for forensic science, forensic digital evidence, and crime scene investigations programs for review during the 2022 review cycle. FEPAC’s primary mission is to maintain and enhance the quality of forensic science education through a formal evaluation […]