Monthly Archives: October 2020


Get Your JFS App!

Source: Brenda K. Peat, JFS Managing Editor To provide a new reading experience, and to enable AAFS Members to keep up-to-date with the most important developments in their areas of expertise, the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) editorial team developed a JFS App. If you haven’t yet downloaded your JFS App, here are reasons to […]


The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Research Assistantship Program, 2021-2022 Webinar

Source: Jonathan G. McGrath, PhD, MSFS, Senior Policy Analyst, National Institute of Justice Join an NIJ-hosted webinar on November 11, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. ET in which we’ll discuss the 2021-2022 program. The NIJ is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications are due December 23, 2020. The NIJ Research Assistantship Program (RAP) offers highly qualified doctoral students […]


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Launches an Updated Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST Changes to the OSAC’s structure include the addition of a new Scientific Area Committee (SAC) for forensic medicine and the separation of the chemistry SAC into two SACs, each focused on a different aspect of forensic chemistry. Closely related subcommittees have been combined, reducing their number from 25 […]


National Diversity Awareness Week and Global Diversity Month

Source: Sean D. Tallman, PhD, AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee Chair The AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) would like to draw AAFS members’ attention to—and celebrate—National Diversity Awareness Week (Oct 4-10), which emphasizes the importance of diversity and inclusion within organizations, such as the AAFS, and Global Diversity Month (October), which honors global diversity and multiculturalism, […]


YFSF Poster Deadline: November 1! Submit Now!

Source: Zain Bhaloo, MSc, YFSF Chair The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) Committee is still accepting abstracts for its virtual Poster Sessions during the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting! The submission deadline is November 1! REMINDER: You must log into the AAFS portal (create an account if you have not already done so); on the […]


YFSF Update: October 8th Deadline for Abstract Submission and AAFS Social Media Update

Source: Zain Bhaloo, MSc, YFSF Chair We hope you are all out there staying safe! It has been an interesting year but as any show must, the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting goes on! As you have no doubt been made aware, the 2021 meeting will be held 100% virtually. Here is some important information […]


FEPAC Calls for Comments on Proposed Crime Scene Investigation Standards

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation and Outreach Coordinator The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) is asking for your comments on and reaction to the proposed standards shown below for academic programs in Crime Scene Investigation. Background: Based on surveys conducted over the past several years, FEPAC has developed a set of standards […]