Monthly Archives: April 2022


2022-23 FSF Student Travel Grant: October 15 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to offer Student Travel Grants to assist with travel expenses in attending the 2023 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Conference in Orlando, FL. The FSF Board of Trustees has allocated $12,000, not to exceed $1,500 per student, including complimentary conference registration. This is a wonderful […]


2022-23 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant: July 31 Deadline

Purpose: The Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant 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 […]


Ethics Committee Findings

The AAFS Board of Directors received a report from the Ethics Committee recommending that João De Sousa, an Associate Member of the General Section, be expelled. On January 12, 2022, the Board voted and approved the recommendation for expulsion. Mr. De Sousa has been notified of the outcome.


2022-23 FSF Field and Lucas Research Grants: June 15 Deadline

Purpose: The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Kenneth S. Field Grants (up to $1,500) and the Douglas M. Lucas Grants ($1,501–$6,000) are intended to help the investigator/researcher initiate original in-depth, problem-oriented research. These grants are open to members and affiliates (at any level) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). The FSF Board of Trustees […]


2022 International Educational Outreach (IEOP) – Croatia

Source: Donna M. Grogan, AAFS Executive Director AAFS President Laura Fulginiti and Past President Carl McClary invite you to join them for the IEOP of the Republic of Croatia. The itinerary will include stays in Zagreb and Dubrovnik. Following the design of previous tours, AAFS members will have opportunities to meet with forensic science colleagues […]


Forensic Files Story Search

Source: Kate Novich, Forensic Files II Producer Forensic Files II, the reboot of the long-running, science-based true crime series, is searching for cases for its fifth season! We feature adjudicated cases where interesting science and/or technology helped the investigation to solve the crime or convict the criminal. This series airs first on HLN and will […]


In Memoriam—Richard A. Weems

Richard A. Weems, DMD, MS, D-ABFO, a native of Birmingham, AL, passed away on March 4, 2022. He received his dental degree from the School of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), in 1977. He served for two years as a dental officer in the United States Army at Fort Jackson, SC, practiced general […]


Board Box—Finance Update

Source: Laura Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President Welcome to the Board Box—a way for the the Academy President to update the membership quickly regarding matters being considered by the Board of Directors. Finance Update The overall financial position of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences remains positive. The Academy investment portfolio continued to perform well […]


2022–23 Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Warren-Young Scholarship: May 1 Deadline

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, Assistant Director 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 […]


Toxicology Section Call for Nominations

Source: Tate Yeatman, MS, Toxicology Section Awards and Scholarships Committee Chair The Toxicology Section’s awards and scholarships offer an enviable way to recognize the achievements and contributions of our distinguished colleagues and promising students. Nominations and all accompanying supporting information are due on August 1, 2022. The Alexander O. Gettler Award—Analytical Achievement in Forensic Toxicology […]


Forensic Sciences Foundation 2021-22 Student Affiliate Scholarship Winners

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce the winners of the “FSF Student Affiliate Scholarship.” The Student Affiliate Scholarship program is designed to assist students with the AAFS Annual Meeting registration. Zachary Andrews, General; Keith Biddle, MA, Anthropology; Helen Brandr-Litavec, MS, Anthropology; Stephanie Cole, MS, Anthropology; Ema Graham, MS, Criminalistics; Evin Hessel, BS, […]


JFS Announces New Associate Editors

  Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences I am delighted to announce that the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) has appointed two new Associate Editors (AE), Brooke W. Kammrath, PhD, and Douglas S. Lacey, MS. Dr. Brooke Kammrath is a forensic science professor at the University of New Haven and an assistant […]


Updated Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Bylaws Available

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, Assistant Director The 2020-21 FSF Board of Trustees established an ad hoc committee to review the FSF Bylaws. The FSF Board of Trustees Annual Meeting approved revisions to the FSF Bylaws on February 18, 2021. In accordance with the FSF Bylaws, Article XI., the Bylaws amendments must be approved by the FSF […]


Academy Aperçus—April 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The Academy Apercus is 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, a […]


Fellow Larry A. Olson Honored With the Questioned Document Section’s “Maureen Casey-Owens Award” for 2022

Source: Karen J. Nobles, MFS, Questioned Documents Section Chair The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Questioned Documents Section presents the Maureen Casey-Owens Award to honor the Best Paper or Poster given at the annual scientific conference. The presentations are judged by several members who are selected by the section’s Awards Committee Chair. The award […]