Arcadia Students AAFS 2012
One of the highlights of the graduate students’ experience in Arcadia University’s Master of Science in Forensic Science Program is the annual trip to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting. Every year, the second year students, accompanied by Arcadia and Foundation faculty, travel to a new location, mingle with forensic science professionals, and experience what it is like to attend a large, renowned academic conference.
This year, the 64th annual meeting was held in Atlanta, Georgia. The days were spent attending various lectures, meetings, and poster sessions covering a wide variety of forensic science topics.
Additionally, the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education was proud to have two of our faculty members named as Presidents-elect of groundbreaking organizations: Executive Director Dr. Barry Logan was appointed as the President-elect of AAFS, and MSFS Program Director Heather Mazzanti was chosen President-elect of the Council of Forensic Science Educators.
Several of the Center’s faculty and students presented at this year’s meeting. Dr. Logan gave a talk called “Scientific Evidence in the Casey Anthony Trial: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt?” Program Director Jill Yeakel conducted a workshop entitled ”Deadly By Design: Forensic Toxicology, Adverse Effects of Synthetic Cannabinoids, and Novel Designer Drugs (‘Bath Salts’).” Second year Master’s students Theresa Scott, Emmi Slivka, and Martha Wood had the opportunity to present their capstone research, as well. Finally, first year Master’s student Sarah Wehran Muller presented a poster based on her research into the diversity of the AAFS which she had conducted at the Academy’s request.