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Sources: John Nixon, MBA, Section Chair, and David Pienkowski, PhD, Section Program Chair
The Engineering Sciences Section is “transforming and embracing change” as will be shown by the new organizational design and enhanced content of our scientific sessions at the AAFS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Six oral presentation sessions will enrich attendees’ knowledge regarding: (1) new discoveries created by engineering analyses; (2) novel analytical methods that enhance forensic science investigations; (3) how science meets engineering; and, (4) how practice meets theory, as shown by forensic engineering case studies. Thursday afternoon features a special Joint Session co-hosted by the Engineering Sciences and Jurisprudence Sections that will examine critical contemporary issues at the interface of these disciplines. The ESS will also actively participate in the poster sessions. To maximize learning opportunities, as well as for the convenience of attendees, all ESS sessions will occur in series. Oral sessions begin early Thursday morning, led by Sarah Hainsworth’s history-making success in unraveling the mysteries surrounding the demise of England’s controversial King Richard III — often portrayed as a dastardly villain, but regarded by some as a misunderstood philanthropist. Character assassination is nothing new it seems.