News Related to: Committees


Student and Trainee Affiliate Eligibility Reminder

Source: Cheryl Hunter, AAFS Membership Coordinator As a reminder, those with the temporary status of Student Affiliate or Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually. 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 […]


Nicholas Passalacqua Honored With AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

Source: Zeno J. Geradts, PhD, Past Presidents Council Chair and Kimberly Wrasse, AAFS Assistant Director The AAFS Past Presidents Council is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award is Nicholas V. Passalacqua, PhD, a Fellow in the Anthropology Section. The award will be acknowledged during the virtual […]


Updated Policy and Procedure Manual Now Available

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, AAFS Assistant Director An updated AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website HERE. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages in order to ease the navigation. The following updates were approved by the 2020–21 Board of Directors: 1.1.5. Revisions to the Manual – Addition of timelines and […]


2020-21 FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize Update

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, AAFS Assistant Director With the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting being converted to a digital format, the 2020-21 FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize will not proceed as previously announced. However, the FSF Board of Trustees has agreed to increase the funding for the 2020-21 FSF Student Affiliate Scholarships, which […]


FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award Competition

To nurture a productive dialogue between emerging judicial and forensic standards of reliability and validity, the Forensic Sciences Foundation is pleased to offer the 22nd Annual Emerging Forensic Scientist Award. The award will be presented to the author of the best paper on any topic focusing on the reliability and validity of techniques, processes, or methods in […]


FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship for International AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Attendees:  September 30 Deadline

Purpose:  The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) international member registrations for the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting through a “Scholarship Program.” Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: • Only members or affiliates of the AAFS who have never attended an annual meeting and who reside outside of […]


FSF Student Affiliate Scholarships: September 30 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Student Affiliate registrations for the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting through a “Scholarship Program.” To qualify for the scholarship, AAFS Student Affiliates must submit an abstract for the AAFS 2021 program through the online submission system or […]


AAFS Application Deadline—October 1

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator The membership application deadline of October 1 is rapidly approaching. Even though the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting will be going 100% virtual, this will not affect the application review/approval process. Please continue to submit applications for new membership or for an upgrade/promotion in your membership status. Applications will be […]


Seeking Nominees For 2022 Criminalistics Awards

Sources: Patrick Buzzini, PhD, Criminalistics Section Awards Committee Co-Chair Kristy Kadash, PhD, Criminalistics Section Awards Committee Co-Chair The Criminalistics Section Awards Committee is seeking nominees to receive the 2022 Paul L. Kirk Award and the Mary E. Cowan Outstanding Service Award. The awards are described below, and previous recipients can be found HERE. The Paul […]


2020–21 Warren-Young Scholarship Recipient Announced

The Forensic Sciences Foundation is pleased to award Ronald Moss with the 2020-21 Warren-Young Scholarship. 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 teaching basic scientific principles. Applications […]


General Section Award Nominations—Due Aug 15

Source: Melissa A. Connor, PhD, General Section Secretary The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is a volunteer organization and it’s important to recognize those who work to make this organization function. Who do YOU know that exemplifies that spirit that made you join AAFS and the General Section? Do they meet qualifications for either […]


Ambassador of Forensic Science Award – Deadline Extended

Source: Zeno J. Geradts, PhD, Past Presidents Council Chair, Awards Committee Chair The nomination period for the 2020–21 Ambassador of Forensic Science Award has been extended to September 1. Ambassador of Forensic Science Award Summary of Criteria: The recipient may be an individual or group that has advanced the recognition of the power of forensic science […]


Update to CFSO Flash Brief—2020 July Issue

Source: Kenneth E. Melson, JD, AAFS CFSO Liaison In the previous posting of the CFSO Flash Brief for July 2020, there was a transposition of budget categories on page 3. The correct budget figures for NIST’s OSAC are FY20: $3,150,000 and House bill: $3,150,000. The figures for NIST’s Forensic Technical Evaluations category are FY20: $1,000,000 […]


CFSO Flash Brief—2020 July Issue

Source: Kenneth E. Melson, JD, AAFS CFSO Liaison The 2020 July issue of the Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) newsletter is now available. Click HERE for the full edition.


President’s Message—Did You Miss the HHRRC Poster and Networking Session at AAFS?

Sources: Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD, AAFS President and FTCoE Project Director and Dawnie W. Steadman, PhD, HHRRC Chair This past February at the 2020 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA, the Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (HHRRC) and the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) hosted the Inaugural […]


Updated 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 in order to ease the navigation. The 2020–21 Board of Directors approved the following:  New introductory information under “Section 6. – Committee Activities” that clarifies standard operating protocols Clarification of standard […]


General Section News—June 2020

Source: Melissa A. Connor, PhD, General Section Secretary The General Section is accepting nominations for the Paul W. Kehres and John R. Hunt awards to be presented at the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. All nominations must be emailed to the General Section Awards Committee Chair Claire Shepard at claire_e_shepard@yahoo.com by August 15, 2020. Award […]