July 14-15 Workshop on Developing Personnel Selection Tools for Forensic Scientists

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Source: Karolyn L. Tontarski, MS, Section Chair

On July 14-15, 2016, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will be holding a workshop on developing personnel selection tools for forensic scientists. This workshop will be held at the Keck Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine at 500 Fifth Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has been asked by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to hold a workshop on personnel selection tools for forensic scientists, particularly those working with pattern evidence. As noted above, this two-day workshop will be held July 14-15, in Washington, DC. The event will be open to the public and webcast live. Participants will include forensic scientists, industrial-organizational psychologists, experts on personnel selection and testing, and other researchers. Attendees will learn about the current status of selection and training of forensic scientists who specialize in pattern evidence, tools used in industrial and organizational psychology to understand elements of a task, and ways in which aptitude and performance can be measured. Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss how these approaches address challenges in the pattern evidence domain of the forensic sciences.

For more information regarding this event, including the meeting agenda and how to register, copy and paste the following URL into your browser: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/BOHSI/CurrentProjects/DBASSE_169014?utm_source=All+DBASSE+Newsletters&utm_campaign=3621ca10c9-You_re_Invited_July_14_15_Workshop_on_De6_9_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e16023964e-3621ca10c9-206343397.

For questions regarding meeting logistics, please contact Ms. Dixie Gordon at dgordon@nas.edu.