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The Forensic Sciences Foundation is pleased to award Pamela Carman with the 2019-20 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 are judged based on how the funds will further the goals of the Foundation. Priority is given to programs with apparent financial need and those that provide forensic science education in underserved population areas. The scholarship provides funds up to $2,500, a complimentary registration to attend one AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting and the Student Academy, including two free nights of hotel accommodations, and a scholarship to attend one Forensic Science Education Conference (FSEC).
Ms. Carman is a high school forensic science teacher for the Newark Public School District in New Jersey. She graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry and education. Since beginning teaching in 2016, she has taken part in curriculum writing for the Newark Public Schools district and has developed an entirely new curriculum for Forensic Science to bring the class from an elective to a fourth-year lab science requirement.
Congratulations to Ms. Carmen on being awarded the Warren-Young Scholarship!