Monthly Archives: June 2022

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

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, Assistant Director 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 […]

AAFS Announces 2022 Virtual Workshop for Middle and High School Teachers

Source: Nancy Jackson, FEPAC Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is holding a Forensic Science Educational Conferences (FSEC) Virtual Workshop for middle and high school teachers July 11-13, 2022. The goal of the FSEC—an outreach initiative of the AAFS—is to increase Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers’ knowledge of […]

General Section Award Nominations

Soource: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, General Section Secretary The General Section is accepting nominations for the Paul W. Kehres and John R. Hunt awards to be presented at the 2023 AAFS meeting. All nominations must be emailed to the General Section Awards Committee Chair, Claire Shepard, at by August 15, 2022. For a list […]

Announcing ABFO Age Assessment Workshop to Be Held in Conjunction With the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference

Source: Robin A. Ainsworth, DDS, Odontology Section Chair The American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO) will present an Age Assessment Workshop in conjunction with the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference in Orlando, FL. A portion of the workshop will be completed by attending a pre-workshop webinar and the hands-on portion will be held on Saturday, February […]

ABC Seeking Drug Analysis Experts to Assist With the Development of a New Examination

Source: Shawn K. West, MSFS, ABC Vice President The American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is committed to developing competency-based certification examinations. We are ready to begin the development of a new seized drugs analysis examination. To begin this process, we need the help of expert practitioners in identifying the competencies required to be successful as a […]

2022–23 Nominating Committee Report

The Nominating Committee has announced its list of nominees for 2022–23 officers: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD                  President                (Criminalistics) Christopher R. Thompson, MD       President-Elect       (Psychiatry & Behavioral Science) Joanna L. Collins, MFS                […]