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American Academy of Forensic Sciences

2012 Annual Conference

Students from the Forensic Science and Law program attended the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) in Atlanta, GA.  Also attending were Dr. Frederick Fochtman, Dr. Stephanie Wetzel and Dr. Lisa Ludvico.  More than 800 scientific papers, breakfast seminars, workshops, and other special events were presented at the February 2012 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.

Student Presentations

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

Analysis of Synthetic Polymers Using MALDI-TOF. Shana Kilgore, Dr. Stephanie J. Wetzel, and Sara Johnson

Obtaining DNA from Spent Bullet Casings: A Review. Dr. Lisa Ludvico and Ronald Freeman

Microwave-Assisted Extraction for Qualitative Analysis of Carpet Fibers. Antonette D. Cabauatan and Dr. Stephanie J. Wetzel

Analysis of the Organic Composition of Gunshot Residue. Amanda Roth and Dr. Stephanie J. Wetzel

Quantitative Analysis of the DNA Loss in the Collection and Packaging of Spent Bullet Casings. Amanda Yeagley and Dr. Lisa Ludvico

Photo Gallery

View photos of the 2012 Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.