2024-25 FSF Warren-Young Scholarship


The Forensic Sciences Foundation has announced the 2024-25 FSF Warren-Young Scholarship.  This is a $3,000 scholarship for teachers in under-served communities to purchase classroom supplies.  The deadline for submission is May 1, 2024.  For more information, and to apply, visit:


Congratulations to Caitlyn Porterfield – Recipient of the 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award

2022 Excellence in Teaching Award – Caitlyn Porterfield, University of Central Oklahoma

This award recognizes and rewards forensic science educators: who demonstrate instructional expertise, creativity, and innovation in their classrooms; who make learning engaging, vibrant, and relevant for students; and whose work and accomplishments set a standard of excellence for all teachers.

Congratulations to Larry Quarino – Recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Service to COFSE Award

2022 Outstanding Service to COFSE – Larry Quarino, Cedar Crest College

This award recognizes COFSE members for their outstanding service to COFSE and have contributed significant volunteer effort on behalf of COFSE.  Award winners have gone above and beyond what has been asked of them and make COFSE operations more effective to the membership.


COFSE Workshops available to members

Now available: COFSE Workshop 2021 – “Utilizing Best Practice in Forensic Education and Remote Learning” from the virtual AAFS 2021 meeting. Members of COFSE have free access to the slides from this workshop under the Member Resources tab.

Apply for membership to COFSE

If you are interested in joining COFSE, please fill out an application on our website by February 1st to be included in the election of new members at the 2021 annual meeting in Houston.

Join LEAP – the Laboratories and Educators Alliance Program

LEAP is a joint effort between the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) and the Council of Forensic Science Educators (COFSE) to identify forensic science needs and provide a platform for laboratories, researchers, and students to seek projects aligning with their mutual research capabilities.  Interested in a research partnership with a University or Lab? Want to host an intern?  Read more about it on the COFSE Research Committee page and sign up for the LEAP program today – https://www.ascld.org/forensic-research-committee/

Apply for the 2021 Student DDE Travel Award

Delete Delta Epsilon, the international forensic science honor society, is now accepting applications for up to four $250 travel scholarships for DDE students presenting at AAFS in Houston during February 2021.  Details can be found on the DDE page.