Anthropology Grad Students Julie Fleischman & Nick Passalacqua Receive Awards at AAFS Conference

Two anthropology graduate students were honored at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) February 21-25, 2012 in Atlanta, GA.

Anthropology graduate student Julie Fleischman received the J. Lawrence Angel award from the Physical Anthropology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences for her paper “An Evaluation of the Chen et al. Pubic Aging Method on a North American Sample.” The J. Lawrence Angel award is presented for the best student paper from the prior year’s meetings . Julie
was also awarded an Acorn Grant by the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) to support her proposal, “Radiographic Positive Identification Using Midline Sternotomy Wires: A Validation Study”. The FSF Acorn Grants are intended to help the investigator initiate original problem-oriented research. These grants are open to members and affiliates (at any level) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Anthropology doctoral candidate Nick Passalacqua received a Student Affiliate Scholarship from the FSF. The Student Affiliate Scholarship funds the conference registration for the author of the best abstract submitted by a student.