Student Academy Program


Students in the Baltimore 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 71st Annual Scientific Meeting and the 45th ANNUAL STUDENT ACADEMY OF FORENSIC SCIENCES. The AAFS Student Academy will be conducted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at the Baltimore 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 71-year-old nonprofit, 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. 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 6,500 world-wide members have presented the Student Academy for 45 years.

The fee to attend this program is $15 per person, and lunch will be provided. Registration is limited to 5 students per school to allow participation from the many schools in the Baltimore area. We will maintain a waiting list for additional students up until the deadline to register—Friday, January 18, 2019. If seats are still available after the deadline, we will take students from the waiting list. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Schools must provide their own transportation.

Click HERE for a flyer providing details on the 2019 Student Academy program.

Click HERE to register online.

Click HERE for the Student Academy Release Form Packet. All forms must be completed prior to attending.

Registrants will receive session detail and an agenda at a later date. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Howard (khoward@aafs.org).