Engineering Sciences Section News – April 2016

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Price or Performance

The Engineering Sciences Section is planning an eye-opening session for the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The title of this provocative session is Price or Performance. Engineering Sciences Section members will present their considerable experiences exploring design and material selection and describe how these decisions provided outstanding performance when subjected to extraordinary service demands. Summative works will also be presented illustrating how emphasis on cost, at the expense of performance, has resulted in needless component or system failures, human injuries, and loss of lives. Mark your calendars for this special session and plan to be enlightened by the most experienced group of forensic investigators in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.