Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists
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Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists

Last Updated: July 2017

2017 SWAFS Newsletter
SWGDRUG Bulletin

39th Annual SWAFS 2017 Conference

Fort Worth, Texas

October 22 - 26, 2017

Stockyards Hyatt Place and the Stockyards Station

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2017 Scholarship Winners

Ashlee Thompson from Atlanta, Georgia is one of two Floyd E. McDonald Scholarship recipients this year. As a junior at the University of Mississippi she’s majoring in Forensic Chemistry, minoring in Biology. Her career goal is a Masters degree in Forensic Chemistry and work for a major Investigation Bureau in the Forensic Chemistry field.

Gaston Merideth, II is a junior at the University of Tampa majoring in Forensic Science. He chose forensic science as his major because he enjoys the natural sciences and criminal justice. He intends to pursue a career in federal law enforcement.

The Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (SWAFS) is a not for profit association of persons actively engaged in the profession of scientific examination of physical evidence in an organized body so that the profession in all of its disciplines may be effectively and scientifically practiced.

SWAFS exists to: exchange information among forensic scientists to improve techniques, encourage research in forensic science and keep its members apprised of the latest techniques and discoveries in forensic science.

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Floyd E. McDonald Scholarship Application

Purpose: To recognize and encourage students to pursue studies to prepare them for a career in the forensic science profession

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