Monthly Archives: March 2022


Updated Bylaws Available

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, Assistant Director Updated AAFS Bylaws have been posted to the website HERE.  The bylaws amendments that were approved and recommended by the Board of Directors were approved by the voting membership at the AAFS Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.  Here is a brief synopsis of those amendments: Article I. MEMBERS […]


Get the Skills You Need for Laboratory Leadership

Florida International University (FIU) offers a Professional Science Masters (PSM) designed to educate students in chemical and biological knowledge related to forensic science and the necessary administrative skills related to managing forensic laboratories. The program provides a cutting-edge curriculum with coursework in management designed to provide professional development opportunities. Fast Facts: 16-month cohort-based program Includes […]


JFS 2021 Noteworthy Articles

  Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences For those unable to visit the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) in the AAFS Pavilion during AAFS 2022, we’re thrilled to announce the JFS 2021 Noteworthy Articles collection! The articles are available via free access through March 2022 and are accessible at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1111/(ISSN)1556-4029.2021-noteworthy-articles. Congratulations to […]


Call For 2022–23 Award Nominations

The nomination period for 2022–23 Academy-wide awards has opened. Please consider submitting nominations for the following awards. Past Presidents Council Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Summary of Criteria: The recipient must be an Associate Member, Member, or Fellow of the Academy. Affiliates and retired members are not eligible for the award. […]


Call For Nominations: 2022-23 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 2022–23 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 […]


Calling All AAFS 2022 Meeting Presenters!

Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences If you presented at AAFS 2022, please consider submitting your research to the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS). The JFS has experienced substantial improvements in turnaround time (TAT) for JFS submissions, from first decision to online publication, as well as a substantial increase in its Impact […]


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 […]


Academy Apercus—March 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President Welcome to the Academy Apercus, a monthly feature that celebrates 75 years of forensic science by spotlighting the history and anticipating the future of each section of the Academy. Beginning with the Jurisprudence Section and progressing through each section in the order of acknowledgement by the Academy, […]


DNAmix 2021—Request for Participation

Source: R. Austin Hicklin, PhD, Director, Forensic Science Group | Noblis DNAmix 2021 is a large-scale independent study being conducted to evaluate the extent of consistency and variation among forensic laboratories in interpretations and statistical analyses of DNA mixtures, and to assess the effects of various potential sources of variability. If two labs are given […]