Middle Tennessee Forensic Science Society


The Middle Tennessee Forensic Science Society was established to bring together students and faculty with an interest in forensic sciences. We mtfsswelcome members from all majors. Currently, our membership consists of individuals with interests in biology, chemistry, anthropology, nursing, environmental science, criminal justice, and art. The organization provides its members with the opportunity to discuss current research in various fields of forensic science and encourages interdisciplinary research collaborations. Several members are currently conducting their own scientific research with forensic applications.

MT Forensic Science Society also provides its members with opportunities for networking and professional development. As a co-sponsor of the William M. Bass Legends in Forensic Science Lecture Series, our members are able to attend small group discussions with internationally known experts such as forensic anthropologists, FBI criminal profilers, and medical examiners during their campus visits. Members are also encouraged to attend the American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual meeting where they can meet practicing professionals spanning eleven major sections of forensic science research. Financial assistance is often available for members attending meetings for research presentations.

MT Forensic Science Society is a great way to meet others with an interest in forensic sciences, whether you are pursuing a career in forensics or just enjoy current research in the field. If you are interested in membership or would like more information, please contact us at fire@mtsu.edu.

2019-2020 MTFSS Officers

President – Hannah Guthrie

Vice President – Kasey Bowe

Secretary – Miquellie Bonner

Treasurer – Fiona McLeish

September 11 MTFSS Meeting 

Fall Meeting Dates:

September 11th, 6:00-7:00pm - featuring criminal defense attorney, Scott Kimberly

October 9th, 6:00-7:00pm - featuring Sergeant Katrina Henderson and Detective Tyler Smith from MPD

November 13th, 6:00-7:00pm - featuring Major Reeves Garnett and his colleagues from the 218th Air Guard Division

Spring Meeting Dates:

February 12th, 6:00-7:00pm

March 4th, 6:00-7:00pm

April 8th, 6:00-7:00pm- new officers announced


February, 2019-

22 faculty, staff, and students from Middle Tennessee State University attended The American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore.  Faculty, staff, members of the Middle Tennessee Forensic Science Society and the FASR Team were privileged to have a tour by Bruce Goldfarb of the of the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner that included the "Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death."  For more about the "Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death", click here.





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