High school students in the Washington, DC area will have a unique opportunity next February to gain first-hand knowledge of the field of forensic sciences when the American Academy of Forensic Sciences holds its 65th Anniversary Meeting and the 39th ANNUAL STUDENT ACADEMY OF FORENSIC SCIENCES.
The AAFS Student Academy will be conducted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the 2013 Student Academy, a case study will be presented and students will have the opportunity to solve the crime. Students will rotate through a series of stations working within the various disciplines of the forensic sciences and will also have the opportunity to question experts in the fields of forensic science. The Student Academy is geared towards high school students who have shown a career interest in science or the forensic sciences. It is our experience that students interested in mathematics, medicine, chemistry, biology, physics, law, anatomy, criminal justice, psychology, and engineering find this seminar to be very beneficial.
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a 64-year-old non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion of education and research in the application of scientific principles for the purpose of justice. It is one of the world’s most prestigious organizations of forensic scientists. Your students will have the opportunity to discover the cutting edge of scientific advancements in the forensic field as well as to learn career development opportunities in this exciting profession. It is in this context the Academy’s 6,260 worldwide members have presented the AAFS Student Academy for 38 years.
The fee to attend this session is $5 per person; lunch will be provided. Refunds will not be granted. The deadline to register is Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Seating is limited to the first 125 students. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each school may register up to ten students and two chaperones.
Schools must provide their own transportation.
- To ensure your school's participation, please register by January 1.
- Online registration (which requires credit card payment): Registration may
be completed online and will be accepted through Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
- Mailed and faxed registrations (including payment) will be accepted
through Friday, January 11, 2013.
- Fax, email, or mail the completed registration form to:
410 North 21st Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Phone: (719) 636-1100
Fax: (719) 636-1993
Media/Press Promotional Opportunity
To promote the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, forensic science education, and forensic science in general, members of the media/press have been invited to attend the 2013 Student Academy Session. Press may want to interview teachers, students, and forensic scientists for print and broadcast news stories. Execution of standard release form(s) by both teachers and students is necessary. Please be advised that you are under no obligation to speak to or be photographed by members of the press.
Student Academy attendees are required to complete and submit a form to the Academy Office prior to being admitted into the session.
Please click the buttons below to download, save, and print the forms. Return the completed form(s) by email or by fax to Sonya Bynoe (firstname.lastname@example.org, 719-636-1993).
- Check-in: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
- The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.
- Case study begins promptly at 9:30 a.m.
- Lunch will be provided for attendees.
General, Program, & Logistics: Please contact Sonya Bynoe at email@example.com or (719) 636-1100, Ext. 118.
Registration Only: Please contact Tracie McCray at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(719) 636-1100, Ext. 114.