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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

NEWS

FALL MEETING UPDATES

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Dear Members,

It is an absolute honor for me to serve as your 44th President. Thank you for this and thanks to the Board of Directors for already working together to continue to promote the mission of MAFS: to encourage the exchange of ideas and information with the field of forensic science through improved contacts between those engaged in the field. I have some big shoes to fill with the outstanding leadership this organization has had! continue reading...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting Merchandise - 01-Aug-2016

The MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting planners are offering for sale a polo shirt with a full-colored embroidered MAFS logo.  The polos are 65:35 cotton:polyester and are stone colored.  Polos are available in men’s and women’s styles, sizes for both are XS-3XL.  Prices are $23 each for XS-XL, add $2.00 for 2XL; $3.00 for 3XL) Shipping is an additional $6.  Shirts can be picked up by someone else attending the meeting, you will just need to designate who will be picking your shirt up for you. 

 

 

TO ORDER CLICK

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PLEASE NOTE

This order form is for purchases by those who will not be attending the meeting.  If you plan to go to the meeting in Branson, you will be able to purchase your shirt when you register for the meeting on CVENT! 

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MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting Registration Open - 05-Jul-2016

Registration for the 45th Annual MAFS Fall Meeting is now open!   Please click the link below for details:

Registration Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Introductory Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist Course - 27-Apr-2016

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will be offering two fire debris training courses for state and local government laboratory analysts. Introductory Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist is a four-day course designed for analysts in the early stages of fire debris training or with less than a year experience in conducting fire debris analysis casework. Advanced Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist is a course designed for analysts with more than three years of experience in conducting fire debris case-work. These tuition-free courses will be offered on alternating years at the ATF Forensic Science Laboratory – Washington in Beltsville, Maryland.

 

Introductory Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist covers the basic theory and concepts analysts need to understand in order to help them gain initial competency from their agency. Classroom learning will be enhanced with hands-on exercises and small group assignments.

 

Advanced Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist expands upon the topics covered in the Introductory course; provides additional analytical tools and considerations for fire debris analysis; and introduces concepts in fire science.

 

Course Offerings

September 19 - 22, 2016: Introductory Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist

Summer, 2017: Advanced Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist

 

Although the classes are tuition-free, travel costs and per diem expenses are the responsibility of the student or student’s agency.

 

Please contact Raymond Kuk at 202-648-6140 or Raymond.Kuk@atf.gov with any questions or to register for the upcoming Introductory Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist course.

 

Download the registration form here.

 

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MAFS Collegiate Student Development Fund - 10-Jun-2014

The Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS) has a fund to encourage collegiate research that will benefit the field of forensic science. This is an opportunity for a college student to present his/her forensic science research project at a professional meeting in the presence of practicing forensic scientists and other forensic science students. MAFS hopes to encourage student member participation while giving MAFS members an opportunity to learn about research currently being done at the collegiate level.

 

 

 Eligibility Requirements:  

 

1. Participants must be MAFS student affiliate members at the time of application submission.

 

2. Participants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university.

 

3. Participants must be junior/senior year undergraduates, graduate or doctorate students.

 

4. Research projects must be related to the forensic science field and should primarily involve development and/or improvement of evidence examination and/or comparison techniques.

 

5. Participants must submit a completed application form with abstract by August 15th. -Note: The submission deadline has been extended to August 15th, the July date on the form is not applicable at this time.

 

6. A paper presentation of at least 15 minutes will be required at the fall meeting.

 

 

One project will be selected to receive an award to fund attendance at the Fall MAFS meeting in Branson. Funding will include 2 nights lodging, 3 days per diem and registration to the MAFS Fall meeting. Applications must be submitted no later than August 15th. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the MAFS Awards Committee Chair. Look for details in the next MAFS Newsletters! -Note: The submission deadline has been extended to August 15th, the July date on the form is not applicable at this time.

 

 

Disclaimer:

In the event that submitted projects do not meet the required award criteria, the Awards Committee and the Board of Directors reserve the right not to offer an award.

 

 

In the event that submitted projects do not meet the required award criteria, the Awards Committee and the Board of Directors reserve the right not to offer an award.

 

Click here to access the registration form:

MAFS Collegiate Student Development Application Form 

 

Click to view the Announcement:

MAFS Collegiate Student Development Announcement 

 

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MAFS Professional Development Fund - 10-Jun-2014

MAFS Professional Development Fund

 

The MAFS Professional Development Fund is intended to provide financial assistance to members attending the fall meeting of the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists. To be a recipient of this funding, you must present a paper at the fall meeting. Don’t miss this opportunity to receive financial assistance to attend the 2016 meeting in Branson, Missouri! There are several awards available with funding up to $500!

 

 

To apply for a Professional Development Fund award, complete the application form which follows and attach an abstract of your paper.

 

 

The abstract should include the following information:

1. Objective of the presentation

2. Relevance to the scientific community

3. Methodology

4. Results

5. Conclusion

The application form is also available here

 

 

 

The completed application must be submitted to the Awards Committee chair by

 

August 15, 2016. -Note: The submission deadline has been extended to August 15th, the July date on the form is not applicable at this time.

 

Kimberly Zebrowski

MAFS Awards Committee Chair

Michigan State Police Crime Lab

42800 Merrill Rd.

Sterling Heights, MI 48314

Voice: (586) 726-6709

Fax: (586) 726-6661

Email: zebrowskik@michigan.gov

 

*** Recipients will be notified on August 22, so that they have time to make travel arrangements and submit the "Call for Papers" Form.

 

 

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MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting Merchandise - 01-Aug-2016

The MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting planners are offering for sale a polo shirt with a full-colored embroidered MAFS logo.  The polos are 65:35 cotton:polyester and are stone colored.  Polos are available in men’s and women’s styles, sizes for both are XS-3XL.  Prices are $23 each for XS-XL, add $2.00 for 2XL; $3.00 for 3XL) Shipping is an additional $6.  Shirts can be picked up by someone else attending the meeting, you will just need to designate who will be picking your shirt up for you. 

 

 

TO ORDER CLICK

 HERE

 

PLEASE NOTE

This order form is for purchases by those who will not be attending the meeting.  If you plan to go to the meeting in Branson, you will be able to purchase your shirt when you register for the meeting on CVENT! 

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MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting Registration Open - 05-Jul-2016

Registration for the 45th Annual MAFS Fall Meeting is now open!   Please click the link below for details:

Registration Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MAFS 2016 Fall Meetings Abstracts Added - 06-May-2016

Abstracts for the 2016 MAFS Fall Meeting (Branson, MO) have now been added!

 

Please click here to access the MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting Homepage

 

 

Hosted by The Missouri State Highway Patrol

 

Abigail Lehman, Program Chair

abigail.lehman@mshp.dps.mo.gov, 573-526-6134 x2529

 

Amy Peebles, Local Arrangements Chair

amy.peebles@mshp.dps.mo.gov, 417-868-9400 x4475

 

Sean Brooks, Workshop Coordinator

sean.brooks@mshp.dps.mo.gov, 573-526-6134 x2519

 

Cindy Dierenfeldt and Jared Roop, Exhibitor Coordinators

jared.roop@mshp.dps.mo.gov, 417-868-9400 x4449

cindy.dierenfeldt@mshp.dps.mo.gov, 573-526-6134 x2547

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD THE 2016 FALL MEETING VENDOR PACKET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MAFS 2017 Fall Meeting Update - 08-Mar-2016

The MAFS 2017 Fall Meeting will be held in Cincinnati, OH

 

 

 

Meeting and Accommodations:

 

The Westin Cincinnati

 

21 East 5th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

 

888-627-8071 or 513-621-7700

 

http://www.westincincinnati.com

 

Room rate: $132/night    

 

 

 

 

Hosted by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office:

 

Kelly Ashton-Hand, Program Chair

 Kelly.Ashton-Hand@hamilton-co.org, 513-946-8768

 

Rachel Hamilton, Local Arrangements Chair

 Rachel.Hamilton@hamilton-co.org, 513-946-8756 

 

Emily Weber, Exhibit Coordinator, Local Arr. Chair

 Emily.Weber@hamilton-co.org, 513-946-8759

 

 Mike Trimpe, Workshop Coordinator

 Michael.Trimpe@hamilton-co.org, 513-946-8761

  

 

 

                                         

 

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