22nd Annual FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award Recipients Announced!


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The 22nd Annual FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award paper competition was hosted during the AAFS Virtual Annual Meeting in February. The following presenters were selected as the 2021 winners by a panel of judges:

  • Perla Santillan, MS—“Mass Grave Localization Prediction With Geographical Information System in Guatemala and Future Impacts” (A58/Anthropology)
  • Ya-Chih Cheng, MS—“The Differentiation of Hemp From Marijuana Using a Qualitative Decision-Point Assay” (B11/Criminalistics)
  • Meghan Appley, MS—“Species-Level Forensic Identification of Illegally Traded Endangered Woods Using a Combination of Mass Spectral and Chemometric Techniques” (E24/General)

Congratulations to Perla, Ya-Chih, and Meghan who will receive expense reimbursement to attend the 74th Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA!

The deadline for an abstract submission of the 23rd Annual FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award is August 1. Please see “23rd Annual FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award (EFSA) Competition” submission guidelines HERE.