Monthly Archives: September 2022

AAFS’ GCFS’ Philanthropic Educational Outreach Collaborates With 33 Countries This Week in Partnership With the United States DOJ’s ICITAP

Sources: AAFS Global Collaboration of Forensic Scientists (GCFS) Co-Founders Barry Fisher, MS, MBA, and Laura Liptai, PhD, and International Affairs Committee Chair Peter T. Ausili, MS We can be proud of the Academy’s global educational philanthropic progress as another successful webinar concluded Wednesday, September 28, involving 251 scientists from 33 countries (Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, […]

Standards Checklists Now Online

Source: Sarah Kerrigan, PhD, Chair NIST-AAFS Presidential  ad hoc Committee Standards Checklists are now available for download on the Standards Resources and Training page of the AAFS website. These resources are being made available as part of a Cooperative Agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This partnership is designed to support implementation efforts and broaden awareness […]

Standards Checklists now Online

Source: Sarah Kerrigan, PhD. Chair NIST-AAFS Presidential Ad-Hoc Committee Standards Checklists are now available for download on the Standards Resources and Training page of the AAFS website. These resources are being made available as part of a Cooperative Agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This partnership is designed to support implementation […]

Student Affiliate and Trainee Affiliate Eligibility Requirements

Those with the temporary status of Student Affiliate or Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually to keep their membership active. Student Affiliates—If you are enrolled in a program relevant to forensic science, you are required to submit the annual Student Affiliate Eligibility Form, completed by your academic advisor. Masters and doctorate students in the Anthropology […]

Committee Corner—Diversity Outreach Committee

Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, AAFS President-Elect The AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) and Board of Directors (BOD) recognize the concerns of our LGBTQ+ members and we want to ensure our membership that we are committed to providing a safe and inclusive professional environment. The AAFS currently works with a firm to aid in […]

NIST Scientific Foundation Review on Bitemark Analysis Virtual Webinar

Source: Robin A. Ainsworth, DDS, Odontology Section Chair You are invited to join the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Scientific Foundation Review on Bitemark Analysis Webinar. This virtual event will take place on October 27, 2022. NIST Scientific Foundation reviews and evaluates the scientific basis for forensic methods and practices. This review addresses […]

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 […]

The General Section Will Do Things a Little Differently at the February Conference …

Source: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, General Section Secretary For those General Section members coming to Orlando, note there will not be a General Section lunch or speaker this year. In recent years, the cost of the luncheon has steadily increased, and participation steadily declined. So instead of continuing that trend, the General Section will do […]

National Forensic Science Week (September 18-24, 2022)

National Forensic Science Week recognizes the contributions that forensic science makes to the criminal justice system. It is an opportunity to celebrate academic programs, forensic professionals, and scientific research in the various forensic disciplines. Stay tuned for daily social media posts throughout the week promoting the importance of the Academy’s role in forensic science.

JFS Compiles Virtual Issue to Celebrate National Forensic Science Week

Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences            National Forensic Science Week, formed in recognition of the important role that proper forensic science plays in the investigation of crimes throughout the nation, is September 18-24, 2022. To celebrate this important recognition, the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) leadership has compiled a virtual […]

Seeking Nominations for Criminalistics Section Awards

Source: Patrick Buzzini, PhD, Criminalistics Section Awards Committee Chair Happy September everyone! The Criminalistics Section Awards Committee is seeking nominations for The Paul L. Kirk Award and The Mary E. Cowan Outstanding Service Award (see criteria below). Should you wish to propose someone for the committee to consider, please submit a cover letter at […]

Criminalistics Section Seeking Liaisons to ASB Consensus Bodies

Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD, Criminalistics Section Fellow The Criminalistics Section is looking for Members and Fellows (including Retired) who are interested in serving as liaisons to the following AAFS Standards Board (ASB) Consensus Bodies: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, DNA, Firearms/Toolmarks, and Footwear/Tire. The liaisons represent the interests of the Criminalistics Section membership on any of the […]

Anthropology Section Awards Reminder

Source: Allysha P. Winburn, PhD, Anthropology Section Chair This is a reminder for all Anthropology Section members about the upcoming October 1 deadline for multiple Section award nominations/applications. All nomination/application materials may be emailed directly to Below is a brief description about each upcoming award, but for detailed nomination, application, and selection requirements, please […]