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National Center for Forensic Science Newsletter

May 2015

 

In this issue:

  • NCFS in Aruba
  • International Congress in Spain
  • Outreach: Women in Science
  • Coverdell Grant Funding
  • Course Registration Now Open

Centro di Husticia, Aruba


Dr. Candice Bridge and Erika Remley traveled to Oranjestad, Aruba as guests of the Ministry of Justice to discuss and assess the existing structures of forensic science and forensic pathology in the Aruba Justice system.   Their meetings provided valuable insight into the policies, practices and challenges for forensic scientists in the Dutch Caribbean. NCFS will provide a report with recommendations and ideas for possible collaborations.


International Speakers (L to R):
Dr. Jorge Nery Cabrera Cabrera, Director General of the National Institute of Forensic Sciences, Guatemala; Dr. Michael Sigman, Director of the National Center for Forensic Science, University of Central Florida; Dr. Marta Ferreiro Gonzalez, University of Cadiz; Scientific Technical Area Organizer (far R): Dr. Jesus Ayuso Vilacides, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Cadiz


NCFS Director Dr. Michael Sigman was one of three highlighted international speakers at the First International Congress of Legal and Technical Evaluation of the Operational Police  in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, April 15 – 17.  This meeting focused on challenges of training and police operations, with the goal of generating future educational collaborations and research.
Funding for the Coverdell National Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program has been eliminated in the FY 2016 President's Budget Request according to the U.S. Department of Justice FY 2016 Performance Budget released in February.  The Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) has issued a call to action for forensic scientists to support this funding.  More information about this issue may be found on the CFSO website.
May is Women in Science month at the Orlando Science Center, and NCFS will bring forensic science activities to children and families on May 2.  We are excited to share our field with the future scientists in our community.

Registration is now open for the July offering of Basic Fire Debris Analysis.  The course will run online July 6-31, 2015.  Please use the button below to register.  You will be asked to create a registration profile prior to enrolling in the course.  For more information on the course please visit our website.
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