2018 Student Academy Program


Students in the Seattle 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 70th Annual Scientific Meeting and the 44th ANNUAL STUDENT ACADEMY OF FORENSIC SCIENCES. The AAFS Student Academy will be conducted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Washington State Convention Center, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A case study will be presented where students will have the opportunity to examine crime scene evidence to solve a 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 toward 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 70-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 6,700 worldwide members have presented the Student Academy for 44 years.

Schools must provide their own transportation. The fee to attend this program is $15 per person, and lunch will be provided. The deadline to register is Friday, January 12, 2018. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For general questions and program information, please contact Kathy Howard (khoward@aafs.org). For registration information, please contact Tracie McCray (tmccray@aafs.org).


Click on the links below for more information and to register online.

Student Academy Program Information

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