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American Academy of Forensic Sciences

2009 Annual Conference

Students from Duquesne University's Forensic Science and Law program attended the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) in Denver. Also attending were Dr. Frederick Fochtman, Dr. Cyril Wecht, and Dr. Lisa Ludvico.

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.

Student Presentations

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

Comparison of Surfactants for the Transfer of Touch DNA Lyndsie N. Schantz

Corresponding with "The Happy Face Killer" - A Case Study Lyndsie N. Schantz

Extraction, Quantification, and Analysis of DNA from Spent Shell Casings Daniel Watsula, Philip S. Nase, Ronald Reeman, and Dr. Lisa Ludvico

Internal Ballistics: Temperature Analysis of a 9mm Firearm with Thermal Imaging Camera Philip S. Nase, Daniel Watsula, Ronald Freeman, and Dr. Lisa Ludvico

Photo Gallery

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