Monthly Archives: March 2021


Complimentary Meeting Registrations Awarded

As an incentive to attend the 2021 AAFS Annual Business Meeting and their individual Section Business Meetings, all Fellows and Members in attendance were automatically entered in a random drawing to receive a complimentary meeting registration to attend the 2022 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA. Below is a list of the lucky recipients! […]


2021–22 Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Warren-Young Scholarship: May 1 Deadline

Purpose: This award is designed to encourage forensic science education at the middle and high school level and is intended to provide funds to purchase supplies, equipment, or reference materials to support forensic science education in teaching basic scientific principles. Applications will be judged based on how the funds will further the goals of the Foundation. […]


ICITAP Invites You to Join the Value of Forensics Webinar

The International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) is hosting The Value of Forensics webinar Thursday, April 8, 2021. This webinar will explore the systemic benefits to be gained by investing in forensic science. The expert panel will discuss various ways forensic science adds value to the criminal justice system though a positive impact on […]


Call For Nominations: AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Past Presidents Council (PPC) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2021–22 Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions to forensic science research, education, and/or practice during the recipient’s early professional career. The recipient […]


Anthropology Section 50th Anniversary Challenge

Source: John A. Williams, PhD, Chair, 50th Anniversary Committee A member of the Anthropology Section has put forth a challenge for section members, from Student Affiliate to Fellow, to donate one dollar for each year of membership. All funds generated through this challenge will be used for the section’s 50th anniversary celebration in February 2021 […]


2021 Dues Payment Reminder

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator If you have not yet made your 2021 dues payment, there is still time before the deadline. The deadline for 2021 dues payments is May 31, 2021. After this date, your membership will be suspended and the Journal of Forensic Sciences online access will be disabled and hard copy orders […]


Congratulations to All of Our New Members, Upgraders, and Promoters!

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator The Membership Department is working diligently to prepare correspondence for your new status and is hoping to mail the notification letters in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, dues notice have been uploaded to your online account portal. You may access your invoice and pay your dues by […]


Mark Goff, BA, Chosen as the 2021 Maureen Casey-Owens Award for Best Paper or Poster Recipient

Source: Karen J. Nobles, MFS, Questioned Documents Section Chair The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Questioned Documents (QD) section presents the Maureen Casey-Owens Award for Best Paper or Poster given at a scientific meeting. The presentations are judged by several QD section members chosen by the Awards Committee Chair. The award is in recognition […]


Spotlight on the Regional Associations—March 2021

Sources: Vincent P. Villena, MS, RAC Chair, and Thomas A. Brettell, PhD, NJAFS President and Representative to the RAC The seventh organization we are featuring in this month’s Regional Association Committee (RAC) update is presented by Thomas Brettell, President of the New Jersey Association of Forensic Scientists (NJAFS). NJAFS was founded in 1991 with the […]


DNAmix 2021—Request for Participation

Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD CALLING ALL DNA ANALYSTS QUESTION—If two labs are given the same mixture (as an electropherogram) and the same person of interest, how consistent are the statistical responses and categorical interpretations? And what factors explain any differences in responses? DNAmix2021 is a large-scale independent study being conducted to evaluate the extent of […]