Seeking Nominations for Criminalistics Section Awards

Source: Patrick Buzzini, PhD, Criminalistics Section Awards Committee Chair

Happy September everyone! The Criminalistics Section Awards Committee is seeking nominations for The Paul L. Kirk Award and The Mary E. Cowan Outstanding Service Award (see criteria below). Should you wish to propose someone for the committee to consider, please submit a cover letter at patrick.buzzini@shsu.edu explaining why this individual should be considered for the award, along with a current copy of their CV, no later than Friday October 14. Thank you for your help with identifying section members whose contributions should be recognized.

The Paul L. Kirk Award:

  1. This award shall be bestowed upon a person, living or dead, who has accomplished one or both of the following: a. Developed a method that greatly improves the capacity or accuracy of criminalistics or forensic science. b. Performed a special service that results in marked improvement in the quality, recognition, or acceptance of criminalistics or forensic science.
  2. The nominee for this award must have been a member of the Criminalistics Section at the time of the achievement.

The Mary E. Cowan Outstanding Service Award:

  1. This award will be bestowed upon a person who has accomplished or performed a special service or a history of service to the Criminalistics Section, the Academy, or forensic science.
  2. The nominee must be a member of the Criminalistics Section at the time of the special service.
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