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13-Jun-2017

MAFS/SAFS/ASTEE Meeting Registration Open

MAFS Members,
 
Registration for the 2017 MAFS/SAFS/ASTEE joint meeting is now open!  Please register by visiting http://www.cvent.com/d/p5qww9.  We look forward to seeing you in Cincinnati!
 
Presentations and posters are being currently accepted for the 2017 MAFS/SAFS/ASTEE Joint Meeting.  If you are willing to present, please fill out the call for papers application on the MAFS website, http://www.mafs.net/2017-fall-meeting-call-for-papers, and email all the requested information to Kelly Ashton-Hand at Kelly.Ashton-Hand@hamilton-co.org by August 11, 2017.  

Please see the application for the Glenn Schubert Professional Development Fund if additional funding is needed in order to attend this joint meeting.  Applications are due by July 15th!

 

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17-Feb-2017

ATF Fire Debris Training Course Offerings

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will be offering an advanced fire debris training course for federal, state and local government laboratory analysts. 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 casework. This course will expand upon the topics covered in the ATF’s Introductory Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist course, providing additional tools and considerations for fire debris analysis, as well as introducing concepts in fire investigations. The Introductory class is not a prerequisite for the Advanced class.

 

This tuition-free course will be offered at the ATF Forensic Science Laboratory – Washington in Beltsville, Maryland. Although this class is tuition-free, travel costs and per diem expenses are the responsibility of the student or student’s agency.

 

Course Offerings

August 8-10, 2017: Advanced Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist

Summer, 2018: Introductory Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist

Summer, 2019: Advanced Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist

 

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

 

Links:   Announcement Flyer                    Application Form

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13-Dec-2016

MAFS Response to PCAST Report

The MAFS response to the The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) 2016 report that was issued on December 12, 2016, may be viewed here.

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26-Feb-2017

2018 MAFS Annual Meeting Information

The 47th  annual MAFS Fall Meeting will be hosted by the Indiana State Police Laboratory in Indianapolis, IN on September 17th – September 21st, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Union Station in downtown Indianapolis.  The room rate is $129/night plus taxes.  

The theme and logo for the 2018 Fall Meeting will be unveiled at the 2017 Fall Meeting in Cincinnati.    

Dates: September 17th – 21th, 2018
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel – Union Station, in Downtown Indianapolis.
Address: 123 W. Louisiana Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Website: www.crowneplaza.com/ind-downtown
Hotel Rate:$129/night plus taxes  

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16-Sep-2016

Membership Applications Move to Online Only

Attention Prospective Members: Please note that ALL applications (student, associate, regular, regular and emeritus promotion) will only be accepted electronically through either the website or by emailing all required documents to mafspresidentelect@yahoo.com ).  Students- please pay the required dues utilizing the PayPal link on the student application page.

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09-Dec-2016

2017 Meeting Exhibitor Info

Details for exhibitor information has now been posted for the MAFS 2017 Fall Meeting!  More information can be found here.

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01-Aug-2016

MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting Merchandise

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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05-Jul-2016

MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting Registration Open

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

Registration Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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27-Apr-2016

Introductory Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist Course

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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10-Jun-2014

MAFS Collegiate Student Development Fund

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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