Forensic Science Educational Conferences

In December 2000, the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) was released comparing U.S. students with those of 41 other nations. At the end of 12th grade, our students ranked among the very lowest in math and science of the 42 countries. Keenly aware of the deficiencies, middle- and high school science teachers are seeking appropriate methods to improve science competence in students.

With today’s explosion of television programs and media coverage of the latest advancements in the forensic sciences, students have become fascinated with anything relating to the work of the forensic scientist. Wishing to foster a stronger interest in science learning among our nation’s young people, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences now co-sponsors Forensic Science Educational Conferences (FSEC). The goal of the Conferences is to increase science teachers’ knowledge of the forensic sciences and to assist them as they enrich and/or develop challenging, innovative curricula.


2020 Forensic Science Educational Conference

This conference has been rescheduled to the following dates:

June 29 – July 1, 2020

Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science
New Jersey Institute of Technology
151 Warren Street
Tiernan Hall, Rm 385
University Heights
Newark, NJ  07102-1982

David Fisher, MSFS, F-ABC, FAAFS
Professor of Practice and Forensic Science Program Director

Click HERE for more information.


Thirty-one conferences have been conducted thus far:

FSEC Conference History

Host University/College Dates
Saint Louis University July 25-27, 2002
Pace University October 25-27, 2002
University of Texas at Arlington October 17-19, 2003
Chaminade University June 10-12, 2004
Saint Louis University II July 19-23, 2004
Louisiana State University November 5-7, 2004
West Virginia University July 21-23, 2005
Cedar Crest College October 8-10, 2005
Florida Gulf Coast University May 5-7, 2006
Indiana University (IUPUI) June 22-24, 2006
Saint Louis University III July 24-26, 2006
Hamline University June 21-23, 2007
Virginia Commonwealth University July 19-21, 2007
Florida Gulf Coast University II May 2-4, 2008
Saint Louis University IV July 21-23, 2008
Michigan State University August 4-7, 2008
University of Colorado at Boulder June 7-10, 2009
Sam Houston State University August 10-12, 2009
Radford University July 29-31, 2010
Purdue University July 11-13, 2011
San Jose State University July 14-16, 2011
University of Central Oklahoma June 25-27, 2012
University of Alabama at Birmingham July 11-13, 2012
San Jose State University July 11-13, 2012
Waynesburg University August 7-9, 2012
San Jose State University July 10-12, 2013
Towson University July 16-18, 2013
Albany State University June 17-19, 2014
Arcadia University July 9-11, 2014
University of Mississippi July 20-24, 2015
Albany State University July 28-30, 2015

Click HERE to read comments from teachers who have attended a FSEC.


To host a future conference or for additional information, contact:

Nancy Jackson
AAFS Director of Development
Phone: (719) 636-1100
Fax: (719) 636-1993


FSEC Sponsors

The AAFS would like to take the time to thank all of our generous sponsors who support the Forensic Science Educational Conferences.

Their generous contributions make it possible to bring forensics to the classroom!