News Related to: Committees


FEPAC Welcomes New Commissioners

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator At a recent meeting, three new Commissioners were selected to serve on the AAFS Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC). Pursuant to FEPAC Policies & Procedures, the newly elected FEPAC officers meet all requirements outlined.  Please refer to FEPAC Policies & Procedures, Policy 2 Accreditation Commission for […]


Are You Interested in Serving on a Committee?

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, AAFS Assistant Director This year, AAFS launched a new feature in your membership portal that allows you to express interest in volunteering for a section committee or Academy-wide committee. As the meeting gets closer, committee chairs will be looking to fill committee vacancies for the coming year. If you are interested in […]


Anthropology Section Winter Deadlines

Source: Allysha P. Winburn, PhD, Anthropology Section Chair I would like to remind you about the upcoming winter deadlines for multiple Section nominations/applications. All nomination/application materials may be emailed directly to me (awinburn@uwf.edu). I have included a blurb about each upcoming award, but for detailed nomination, application, and selection requirements, please see the current AAFS […]


The Forensic Unit of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Is Honored With the 2023 AAFS HHRRC Clyde Snow Award

Source:  Dawnie Steadman, PhD, AAFS Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center Chair The American Academy of Forensic Sciences Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (AAFS HHRRC) offers the Clyde Snow Award to a forensic scientist or organization that has made outstanding contributions to humanitarian action and the global community. The award recognizes the pioneering contributions […]


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, […]


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 […]


AAFS Annual Conference Employment Forum and FEPAC University Fair

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Employment Forum and 11th Annual University Fair taking place during the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference in Orlando, FL. Employment Forum—a means for employers and applicants to meet, exchange information, conduct informal interviews, or schedule interviews for later in the week. The Employment […]


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 patrick.buzzini@shsu.edu […]


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 awinburn@uwf.edu. Below is a brief description about each upcoming award, but for detailed nomination, application, and selection requirements, please […]


Updated AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual Now Available

An updated AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website HERE. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages for easy navigation. The following updates were approved by the 2022–23 Board of Directors: 1.1.4. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Statement—See https://www.aafs.org/article/aafs-board-box-amendment-aafs-deia-statement. 2.1. Classes of Members and Affiliates—Addition of new status “Professional Affiliate.” […]


Update FSF Policy and Procedure Manual

An updated FSF Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website HERE. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages for easy navigation. Updates are mainly housekeeping with the exception of: 2.2.3.4.3.1.2.—Applicants for the Emerging Forensic Scientist Award (EFSA) must now be either a Student Affiliate or Trainee Affiliate; non-members are no longer […]


Forensic Nursing Science Section News

Source: Joyce P. Williams, DNP, Forensic Nursing Science Section Chair Awards are an integral part of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). The Forensic Nursing Science Section will offer two award opportunities this year—the Forensic Nursing Scientist Award and the Virginia Lynch Forensic Nurse Innovator Award. We are accepting nominations for these two awards: […]


2022–23 Warren-Young Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Forensic Sciences Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022–23 Warren-Young Scholarships will be shared between two recipients this year. This award is designed to encourage forensic science education at the middle and high school levels and is intended to provide funds to purchase supplies, equipment, or reference materials to support forensic science education in […]


General Section Call for Award Nominations

Source: 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 conference. All nominations must be emailed to the General Section Awards Committee Chair, Claire Shepard, at claire_e_shepard@yahoo.com by August 15, 2022. For a list […]


Forensic Nursing Science Section News—July 22, 2022

Source: Joyce P. Williams, DNP, Forensic Nursing Science Section Chair The deadline is closing for abstract submissions for oral, poster, case studies, and workshops. The Program Committee is actively seeking moderators for the sessions. If you can volunteer for a segment (usually 90 minutes), please contact Co-Chairs Kelly Berishaj (berishaj@oakland.edu) or Janean Fossum (jfossum@epud.net). Training […]


General Section Call for Section Nominations

Source: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, General Section Secretary The General Section Nominating Committee, consisting of Paul Kish, T.L. Williams, and William Andrews, announces a call for nominations for Section Director, Section Chair, and Section Secretary, all of whom will be elected during the section business meeting in February 2023. A list of officer responsibilities may […]


Call for Nominations for the Questioned Documents Section’s Ordway Hilton Award

Karen J. Nobles, MFS, Section Chair The Questioned Documents Section is currently accepting nominations for the Ordway Hilton Award. This purpose of this award is to recognize sustained superior contributions to the Questioned Documents Section, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), and the forensic science community. The award is named in honor of Ordway […]