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The AAFS Past Presidents Council is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award is Kristina L. Hoffman, BS, an Associate Member in the Criminalistics Section. The award will be presented by the Chair of the Past Presidents Council on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, during the AAFS Annual Business Meeting in New Orleans. Ms. Hoffman will receive a check for $1,000 and a commemorative award. In addition, the Academy will pay the expenses of Ms. Hoffman’s attendance at the annual meeting, including registration, coach airfare, lodging while in attendance at the annual meeting not to exceed five nights, and up to $75 per diem.
The criteria for the Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award are: (1) the recipient shall be an Associate Member, Member, or Fellow of the AAFS; (2) the recipient shall have been eligible for the status of Associate Member of the Academy no more than ten (10) years prior to their nomination; and, (3) the recipient shall have demonstrated both leadership and outstanding achievement through contributions that have served to advance forensic science and its application to the legal system in a manner that promotes professionalism, integrity, competency, education, research, practice, and collaboration.