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Annual Meeting

May 6-10, 2024

Pittsburgh, PA

Now Accepting Workshop Proposals


Registration will open in January

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Become a Member



If you are actively involved in the field of Forensic Science and have attended a business meeting, click below for more information about becoming a member.

Professional Development Scholarship

MAAFS offers scholarships, up to $2,000, for Member professional development. This includes attendance at a MAAFS Annual Meeting. Please see our Forms page for more information and the application form

ABC Field Test

The ABC is currently accepting applications for the Field Test for the Foundational Knowledge Exam.

If you would like to take that exam or any ABC Certification exam, please contact Cathy Savage to arrange a sitting.

Student Scholarships

MAAFS currently offers (3) $1,000 scholarships each year to current college/university students!

Please be aware that winners must present their research at the Annual Meeting in May. 

If you are interested, start planning your research now. Applications will be due March 1st, 2024.

To apply, please fill out this form & include necessary supporting documents. Please note, you do not have to be a member to apply.

Mission Statement

The mission of MAAFS is to encourage the exchange and dissemination of ideas and information within the fields of recognized forensic sciences through improving contacts between persons and laboratories engaged in the forensic sciences; to stimulate research and the development of new and/or improved techniques; and, to promote high standards of performance and facilitate professional acknowledgment of persons working in recognized forensic science disciplines.

2020 MAAFS Annual Scholarship Winner Presentations

Korina Menking-Hoggatt, M.S.

Inorganic Gunshot Residue (IGSR) Micro-particle Standard with Application to Method Development and Understanding Modern Ammunition

Brittany Hudson, M.S.

Optimization of an in-tube bead-mediated cell separation assay

using sperm-specific PH-20 antibody

Perla Santillan, M.S.

Mass Grave Localization Prediction with Geographical Information

Systems in Guatemala and Future Impacts

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