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NEWS

FALL MEETING UPDATES

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Hello MAFS Members,

 

I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend the AAFS meeting in Seattle, WA last month on behalf of MAFS.  The presentations were excellent, and it was a great opportunity to meet new people in the forensic community from all over the country.  I was incredibly proud to find that so many of the people I met were familiar with MAFS and spoke very highly of our association!  Speaking of being proud of MAFS...

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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 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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NEAFS Annual Meeting - 21-Apr-2016

NEAFS 2016 Annual Meeting: October 12th-15th in Atlantic City, NJ

 

Mark your

 

calendars!!!

 

 

 2016 NEAFS

 

ANNUAL MEETING

 

Any member or active applicant who

 

presents a technical talk or poster will receive FREE REGISTRATION for the meeting!!!!!!!!

Harrah’s Resort and Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

 

OCTOBER  12-15, 2016

 

Brand new conference center!

 

 

 

 

$89/NIGHT + TAX

 

 

Please contact Beth Saucier Goodspeed, 2016 Program Chair, at Acexkp@aol.com if you would like to volunteer or if you have questions!

https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-ac/hotel

 

 

 

 

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