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American Academy of Forensic Sciences

2018 Annual Conference

Students from the Forensic Science and Law program attended the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) in Seattle, WA.  Also attending were faculty members Dr. Frederick Fochtman, Dr. Lisa Ludvico, and Ms. Lyndsie Ferrara.  More than 800 scientific papers, breakfast seminars, workshops, and other special events were presented at the February 2018 event.

The AAFS consists of 11 sections representing a wide range of forensic specialties, and the annual scientific meeting gathers these professionals who present the most current information, research, and updates in this expanding field.

 AAFS 2018 group

Presentations

Students and faculty from the Forensic Science and Law program made the following presentations at the conference:

The RoarPlex -- A Novel Tetranucleotide Microsatellite and Sex Identification Panel. Colton L. Ames, Dr. Lisa R. Ludvico, and Dr. Jan E. Janecka

Using Forensic Cases to Improve Ethical Reasoning Skills. Lyndsie N. Ferrara

The Effects of Surface Composition and Time Intervals on the Stability of Explosive Residues. Jessica Shiffert and Dr. Stephanie J. Wetzel

The Development of the Field Isolation and Amplification of DNA Assay (FIA-DNA) Kit: A Revolutionary Method for Species Identification of Unknown Samples. Nickolas P. Walker, Dr. Lisa R. Ludvico, and Dr. Jan E. Janecka