Monthly Archives: July 2016


General Section Abstract Submission Almost Due!

Source: Melissa A. Connor, PhD, Section Program Chair Reminder – August 1 is the deadline to submit an abstract to present at the 2017 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting!  Oral presentations, posters, workshops, breakfasts, and luncheons are all have the same deadline. General Section Program Co-Chairs Melissa Connor and Gina Londino will be ranking the submissions on […]


2017 Anthropology Section Program

Sources: Vincent H. Stefan, PhD, Section Program Chair, and Elizabeth A. Miller, PhD, Section Program Co-Chair Hello, Everyone, We hope everyone has had an enjoyable and relaxing summer thus far. For any of you who have looked at a calendar, you will have noticed that the deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2017 AAFS Annual […]


AAFS Fellow Meets Members of The Royal Family

Last week, Susan Ballou, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) program manager for forensic science, attended the opening of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee in the United Kingdom, where she had the opportunity to meet The Royal Family members Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke […]


Kristina Hoffman Honored With AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

The AAFS Past Presidents Council is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award is Kristina L. Hoffman, BS, an Associate Member in the Criminalistics Section. The award will be presented by the Chair of the Past Presidents Council on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, during the AAFS […]


Do you want to help AAFS’s Diversity & Outreach Activities?

Would you like to be part of a new and exciting Diversity & Outreach Committee within the Academy? After more than a decade of diversity-related informal activities, the Academy has instituted an annual Diversity Reception at its meetings and offered a diversity-related workshop at last year’s annual meeting in Las Vegas, NV. We are now […]


FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant: July 31 Deadline Fast Approaching

Purpose: The Jan Grant Award 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 Eligibility Requirements: The applicant […]


In Memoriam: James L. “Jack” Frost, MD

It is with great fondness that we remember James L. “Jack” Frost, MD, AAFS Distinguished Fellow and long-time AAFS Student Academy Chair, who passed away after a long illness on June 27, 2016. Dr. Frost, a former West Virginia State Medical Examiner and WVU professor, experienced a most notable career in education and the forensic […]


AAFS Continuing Education Needs Identified

Attendees of the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, were asked to identify any continuing education needs they would like to see addressed at future meetings. The following list of topics was suggested: Profiling terrorists (skills development) Critical incident debriefing (skills development) Assessing custody cases (skills development) Assessing sexual deviance (skills development) Latest […]


FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize

In collaboration with the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF), CRC Press will fund the top-scoring FSF Student Travel Grant candidate as determined through the FSF selection process outlined in the article entitled “FSF Student Travel Grants.” In addition to funding the $1,500 travel grant, CRC Press will donate an “instant library” worth $1,500 (list price) in […]


FSF Student Travel Grants: October 15 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to offer Travel Grants for students to assist with travel expenses in attending the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The FSF Board of Trustees has allocated $12,000, not to exceed $1,500 per student, including complimentary meeting registration. This is a […]


FSF Student Affiliate Scholarships: August 1 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of AAFS Student Affiliate registrations for the 2017 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting through a “Scholarship Program.” To qualify for the scholarship, AAFS Student Affiliates must submit an abstract for the AAFS 2017 program through the online submission system or Call […]