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2017 FSF International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Scholarship Recipient Announced!

Source: Lucy A. Davis, BHS, Chair, FSF International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Scholarship Committee The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to announce the 2017 recipient of the FSF IAFS Scholarship–Gulnaz T. Javan, PhD.  Dr. Javan, Member of the AAFS General Section, is an Assistant Professor of Forensic Science at the Alabama State University. […]


National Women’s History Month

Source: Betty Layne DesPortes, JD, MS, AAFS President During the month of March, we celebrated National Women’s History Month by remembering and honoring the six female Past Presidents of AAFS:  June K. Jones, Toxicologist (1979-1980), Maureen Casey Owens, Document Examiner (1984-1985), Marina Stajić, Toxicologist, (1992-1993), Patricia J. McFeeley, Pathologist (1999-2000), Mary Fran Ernst, Death Investigator […]


General Section News

Source:  Joanna L. Collins, MFS, Section Chair Another exciting annual meeting has come and gone. For those who had the opportunity to attend, it was filled with outstanding presentations consistent with the Academy’s theme of Our Future Reflects Our Past:  The Evolution of Forensic Science as chosen by Past President John Gerns. John was not […]


Women’s History Month: AAFS Celebrates Carol E. Henderson, BA, JD – 2008-2009 AAFS President

Source:  Nancy Jackson, AAFS Director of Development and Accreditation As National Women’s History Month comes to a close, we honor our sixth female AAFS President and the first female AAFS President from the Jurisprudence Section. The interaction of law and science is the nexus that creates the forensic science disciplines within the world of science. […]


Women’s History Month: AAFS Celebrates Mary Fran Ernst, BLS, 2001-2002 AAFS President

In continued celebration of National Women’s History Month, we honor the work of the female American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Presidents who have produced lasting effects on the quality of forensic science training and education. Although forensic science educational programs are common today, that was not always the case. Similarly, professional training programs in […]


AAFS President’s Message March 2017

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE One month into my term as your President, I am even more thankful to Immediate Past President John Gerns for his leadership and mentorship.  Without John’s diligent planning, the New Orleans meeting would not have been a success in his absence.  Without his transparency about the issues and decisions he faced during his […]


FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize: October 15 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to offer Student Travel Grants to assist with travel expenses in attending the 2018 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA. The FSF Board of Trustees has allocated $12,000, not to exceed $1,500 per student, including complimentary meeting registration. This is a wonderful […]


Friends of the Forensic Sciences Foundation

The following Friends of the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) generously contributed to the Foundation during the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 69th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Contributions are very much appreciated and ensure a sound financial basis for the FSF grant programs, the Emerging Forensic Scientist Award, and other FSF-sponsored educational […]


The International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Scholarship

The International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Scholarship: Offered Through the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) PURPOSE: The IAFS is an international association focused on bringing together academics, managers, researchers, and scientists from around the world to discuss and to debate issues focal to the forensic science disciplines. The IAFS proclaims its goals and objectives to be: […]


Forensic Sciences Foundation 2016-17 Student Travel Grant Winners

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce the winners of the “FSF Student Travel Grant Award” essay contest:  Catherine O. Brown, MSFS, Student Affiliate/Criminalistics; Claire M. Cartozzo, MSFS, Student Affiliate/Criminalistics; Clare M. Fried, BS, Student Affiliate/Criminalistics; Nicole M. Novroski, MS, Student Affiliate/Criminalistics; Julia R. Prince-Buitenhuys, MA, Student Affiliate/Anthropology; Beatriz A. Pujols, BS, Student Affiliate/Criminalistics; Kelly A. Sauerwein, MA, Student […]


FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize Awarded

Amanda R. Hale, MA Congratulations to Amanda R. Hale, MA (Anthropology), who has been honored with the CRC Press Grant Award!  In collaboration with the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF), CRC Press donated to the top-scoring FSF Student Travel Grant candidate an “instant library” of pre-selected books ($1,500 list price) that will be presented at the Annual […]


Consider a Contribution to the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF)

Source: Tracie McCray, AAFS Accounting Assistant As we near the end of 2016, please consider a year-end contribution to the Forensic Sciences Foundation. Your contribution ensures a sound financial basis for the future of forensic science by funding the Foundation’s many awards, grants, and scholarships—including the Emerging Forensic Scientist Award Competition, the Student Affiliate Scholarships, […]


FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistant Grant Recipient

Wei Chean Chuah, BS 2016-17 Bashinski Grant Recipient The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to announce that Wei Chean Chuah, BS, was awarded the 2016-17 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant for his paper, “Argon Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry for Forensic Analysis of Illicit Drugs.”  This year’s award consists […]


FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant: July 31 Deadline Fast Approaching

Purpose: The Jan Grant Award 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 Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant Eligibility Requirements: The applicant […]


FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize

In collaboration with the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF), CRC Press will fund the top-scoring FSF Student Travel Grant candidate as determined through the FSF selection process outlined in the article entitled “FSF Student Travel Grants.” In addition to funding the $1,500 travel grant, CRC Press will donate an “instant library” worth $1,500 (list price) in […]


FSF Student Travel Grants: October 15 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to offer Travel Grants for students to assist with travel expenses in attending the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The FSF Board of Trustees has allocated $12,000, not to exceed $1,500 per student, including complimentary meeting registration. This is a […]


FSF Student Affiliate Scholarships: August 1 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of AAFS Student Affiliate registrations for the 2017 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting through a “Scholarship Program.” To qualify for the scholarship, AAFS Student Affiliates must submit an abstract for the AAFS 2017 program through the online submission system or Call […]


The International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Scholarship

The International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Scholarship: Offered Through the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) PURPOSE: The IAFS is the international association focused on bringing together academics, managers, researchers, and scientists from around the world to discuss and debate issues focal to the forensic science disciplines. The IAFS proclaims its goals and objectives to be: […]


2016-17 FSF Warren-Young Scholarship Awarded to Leanne K. Moorman

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2016-17 FSF Warren-Young Scholarship: Congratulations to Leanne K. Moorman! Ms. Moorman is one of three science teachers at Felicity-Franklin High School in Felicity, OH (near Cincinnati). She has long wished for the ability to offer classes to her students which cover more […]