News Related to: Digital & Multimedia Sciences


Forensic Sciences Foundation News

A great thank you goes to Academy members who have continued to support the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) with contributions to the Endowment Fund. Through your continued support, the Foundation has awarded more than $300,183.37 in grants over the past 26 years. The FSF Board of Trustees would like to thank Sue Ballou, Robert Barsley, […]


2016-17 Annual Meeting Program Chairs

AAFS President John Gerns announced the 2017 Annual Program Committee for the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The Program Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs are: Program: Julie A. Howe, MBA (314) 977‑8707 howej@slu.edu Christine Funk, JD christinefunk@christinefunk.net Plenary Session: Joanna L. Collins, MFS (210) 858-5125 joanna@linusconsultinggroup.com Nikolas P. Lemos, PhD (415) 553-9009 nikolas.lemos@sfgov.org […]


AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award: Call for Nominations

The AAFS Past Presidents Council (PPC) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award, to be presented at the AAFS Annual Meeting in 2017. The award’s intent is to provide Academy-wide recognition for the contributions of an Associate Member, Member, or Fellow of the Academy […]


2016-17 Section Officers

Anthropology Chair: Gregory E. Berg, PhD Secretary: Kate Spradley, PhD Criminalistics Chair: Karolyn L. Tontarski, MS Secretary: Vincent J. Desiderio, Jr., MS Digital & Multimedia Sciences Chair: Marcus Rogers, PhD Secretary: Marla E. Carroll, BS Engineering Sciences Chair: John Nixon, CEng, MBA Secretary: Michelle R. Hoffman, MS General Chair: Claire E. Shepard, MS Secretary: Joanna […]


Young Forensic Scientists Forum Newsletter – April 2016

Editors: Brianna Bermudez, BS, and Jacob Griffin, BS A Letter from the 2015-16 YFSF President Writing my final Young Forensic Scientist Forum (YFSF) newsletter entry is very bittersweet. For the past two years, I have had the honor of serving as the YFSF President and I am indebted to so many. The YFSF events at […]


FEPAC Proposes Revised Standards for Digital Evidence Program

Over the course of the past two years, the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) and a subcommittee comprised of educators and practitioner experts in the field conducted an in-depth review of the FEPAC standards as they relate to Digital & Multimedia Forensic Science. The review was initiated as a result of concerns expressed […]


AAFS Technology & Emails Caught in Spam Filters

Source: Jeffrey Lubbers, Information Technology & Website Coordinator At this year’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, it was brought to my attention that the new Academy News Feed notifications are not being received by many of the members, but the email blasts were being received. To help ensure that there is consistent and reliable communication, I […]


ASB Call For Consensus Bodies Members

The Academy Standards Board (ASB) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization. It is announcing the formation of Consensus Bodies. Each will have 7 to 25 members based on applications received. Members will be selected by the Board of Directors of the ASB. The ASB has eight interest […]


Interdisciplinary Symposium announces new Keynote Speaker

UPDATE:  AAFS regrets that Howard Schmidt is unable to serve as the keynote speaker for this year’s Interdisciplinary Symposium during the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas.  However, AAFS is delighted to announce that Dr. Nancy Rodriguez, Director of the U.S. National Institute of Justice, has agreed to deliver the keynote address titled “Strengthening Forensic Science at […]


Transformation: Embracing Change – General Section, January 2016

Source:  Joanna Collins, Section Secretary Change is inevitable; you can adapt and overcome or you can resist and risk becoming unnecessary and obsolete. President Weedn’s theme for the 2016 Annual Meeting of Transformation: Embracing Change could not be more fitting as the mantra for the General Section and the overall field of forensic science. The […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section News – January 2016

Source:  Marcus K. Rogers, PhD, Section Secretary By the time this month’s newsletter is released, it will be one month before the annual meeting in Las Vegas. The program committee has done an excellent job of reviewing the submissions and this year’s program looks like another home run for our section. The Digital & Multimedia […]


AAFS 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Launch & Advance Program Release

AAFS is pleased to announce the AAFS 2016 Advance Program is now available online.  Registration is also active.  Both can be accessed through the Annual Meeting page on the AAFS website – http://www.aafs.org/meetings/aafs-68th-annual-scientific-meeting-las-vegas-nv-2016/.


Get Email Alerts When News is Published

With the transition to the Academy News going green in the form of a news feed, it is now possible to receive email updates when new stories are published. There are many services that turn our RSS feed into alerts; blogtrottr.com and feedmyinbox.com are two services that don’t require a paid subscription. To use these […]


Transformation:  Embracing Change – Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section November 2015

Objectivity, Cognitive Bias, and Multimedia Forensics Source:  Jeff M. Smith, MS Cognitive bias is the brain’s influence on the decision-making process leading to error. This fascinating field of research looks at how people react in specific situations and gives names to their deviations in judgment, perceptual distortions, and illogical interpretations. “Contrast effect,” “clustering illusion,” and […]


Correction – Bylaws American Academy Of Forensic Sciences

CORRECTION BYLAWS AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FORENSIC SCIENCES The online and printed 2015 Directory of Members and Affiliates versions of the Bylaws – American Academy of Forensic Sciences included incorrect updates to Article II. CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT: SECTION 5 – RULES AND PROCEDURES, l. and SECTION 8 – ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS FOR LESSER OFFENSES.  These […]


Odontology Section News – September 2015

Source:  Iain A. Pretty, DDS, PhD, Section Chair As we begin looking towards fall, Adam Freeman has been busy organizing the scientific program for the 2016 annual meeting in Las Vegas. I am sure it will be a great collection of research, case reports, and thought-provoking presentations. There is no doubt that the scientific program […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section News – September 2015

Source:  Marcus K. Rogers, PhD, Section Secretary As is usual for the fall newsletter, the focus is on membership. Our section is continuing to grow with our total number (latest stats available) now at 138. This is exceptional given our humble beginnings! The specifics of our membership are as follows: Fellows  24 Members  22 Associate […]


67th Annual Scientific Meeting Photo Highlights

Photos taken during the 67th Annual Scientific meeting in Orlando, FL. Interdisciplinary Symposium  Young Forensic Scientists Forum   Registration Pre-Plenary – Academy Cup Competition Plenary Session Annual Business Meeting Annual Meeting Pictures In addition to the educational component, attendees have the opportunity to gather during the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting.