Welcome to the Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) Website!

The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) is a group within the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) that is dedicated to the education, enrichment and development of emerging forensic scientists and future leaders of the field.  Participants of YFSF come from all sections and membership levels of the AAFS.  YFSF provides an amazing opportunity for new forensic scientists to interact with and become part of the established forensic science community. This is accomplished through meetings and educational sessions at the annual AAFS conference, the YFSF newsletter, and this website.

YFSF News
August 12th 2015
Editors: Brianna Bermudez, BS and Jacob Griffin, BS A Letter from the YFSF President Another summer has come and gone and with it, the AAFS 2016 abstract deadline! If you missed the AAFS Annual Meeting abstract deadline but would still like to present, th…
June 8th 2015
Editors: Brianna B. Bermudez, BS, and Jacob Griffin, BS A Letter from the YFSF President The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) is hard at work planning for the AAFS 68th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, NV! The Academy’s August 1 abstrac…
April 14th 2015
The AAFS 67th Annual Scientific Meeting YFSF Poster Session showcased 24 poster presentations covering a variety of topics: DNA, toxicology, chemistry, and anthropology. Members of the Academy showed their interest and provided positive feedback and stimu…
April 14th 2015
The 2015 YFSF Bring Your Own Slides event was a hit! There were six outstanding research presentations. Mia Solomon, from the University of Central Oklahoma presented her research “Serial Homicide-Patterns in Cooling Off Periods.” Virginia Com…
April 14th 2015
This year’s YFSF Breakfast Session, “Getting There: Unique Professional Journeys in Forensic Science,” was an entertaining and inspiring success. The two speakers provided a well-rounded presentation: Christine Funk gave advice on workin…