Daily Archives: March 24, 2016

AAFS Past President Victor Weedn Appointed to the Office of the Deputy Attorney General

At the National Commission on Forensic Science, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced AAFS Past President Victor Weedn’s appointment to the Office of the Deputy Attorney General.  Congratulations, Dr, Weedn! For more information, visit https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/deputy-attorney-general-sally-q-yates-delivers-remarks-ninth-meeting-national-commission.

Jurisprudence Section News – April 2016

Sources: Stephanie Domitrovich, JD, PhD, Section Chair, and Pamela A.W. King, JD, Section Secretary We had another successful AAFS Annual Meeting, which was held this year in Las Vegas. The Jurisprudence Section Program Chair, Lauri Traub, and Section Program Co-Chair, Ted Vosk, provided us with presenters lecturing on valuable scientific evidence topic areas consistent with the […]

Toxicology Section News – April 2016

Source: Dan T. Anderson, MS, Section Chair Rounding out the last of the disciplines to report on how wonderful the AAFS 68th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas was…would be, of course, Toxicology. “Recovery” is a word that is still being used and it’s a month later! A tremendous thanks to our Section Program Chairs […]

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 […]

National Commission on Forensic Science Draft Work Products Open for Public Comment

The National Commission on Forensic Science Draft Work Products is now open for public comment for the United States Department of Justice.  This information has recently been updated and is now available at http://www.justice.gov/ncfs/draft-work-products-open-public-comment. Seven (7) Initial Draft work products are now available for public comment.  The comment period will close on April 5, 2016, […]

Engineering Sciences Section News – April 2016

Price or Performance The Engineering Sciences Section is planning an eye-opening session for the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The title of this provocative session is Price or Performance. Engineering Sciences Section members will present their considerable experiences exploring design and material selection and describe how these decisions provided outstanding performance when […]