Forensic Sciences Foundation Announces the 2018-19 Acorn Grant Recipients

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Each year the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) awards monies in the form of grants to members of the forensic science communities to help the investigator/researcher initiate original in-depth, problem-oriented research throughout the year. These grants are open to members and affiliates (at any level) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Four FSF Acorns Grants have been awarded for 2018-19 and we are pleased to announce the following recipients.

Greg Hampikian, PhD—$1,461 for Design, Development, and Testing of a Wash and Filter Collecting System for the Recovery of Genetic Material

Gregory Nigoghosian, BSc—$1,071 for Larval Identification: Can Geometric Morphometrics Help Forensic Entomologists Identify Third Instar Dipteran Larvae?

Madeline Parker, BS—$600 for Sexual Dimorphism in the Shape of the Auricular Surface of the Ilium

Breanna R. Wydra, BA—$1,497 for Necrophagous Insect Communities and How They Associate With Human Decomposition at a New Northern Latitude Outdoor Forensic Research Facility

Congratulations to all the recipients!

Greg Hampikian, Gianluca Peri, Karen Rudolph, Boise State University

Gregory Nigoghosian, BSc

Madeline Parker, BS

Breanna R. Wydra, BA