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.
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