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Source: Karen J. Nobles, MFS, Questioned Documents Section Chair
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Questioned Documents Section presents the Maureen Casey-Owens Award to honor the Best Paper or Poster given at the annual scientific conference. The presentations are judged by several members who are selected by the section’s Awards Committee Chair.
The award is in recognition of the contributions made by Maureen Casey-Owens to the field of Forensic Document Examination. Ms. Casey-Owens served in several capacities in the Questioned Documents Section of the AAFS, on the Executive Board of the AAFS, and as President of the Academy during the years 1984–1985. Ms. Casey-Owens is the only person to have served concurrently as President of the AAFS and the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (ASQDE).
This year, the Maureen Casey-Owens Award goes to Fellow Larry A. Olson, MFS, for his presentation titled Electrostatic Detection Apparatus (ESDA): Something Old, Something New. Larry has been an active member of the AAFS since 2006 and was promoted to Fellow at the 2022 meeting. Larry is well known for his willingness to present workshops and papers on current and useful topics.
Larry will receive a plaque commemorating his award and a waiver for the registration fee for the 2023 meeting. Please join us in congratulating Larry on receiving this award!