Middle Tennessee Forensic Science Society

MTFSSThe Middle Tennessee Forensic Science Society was established to bring together students and faculty with an interest in forensic sciences. We welcome 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.

Free Self Defense Workshop on November 15

The Middle Tennessee Forensic Science Society (MTFSS) and the Forensic Institute for Research and Education are offering a free self defense workshop featuring Levi Montgomery on Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 p.m. in the MT Center, which is located in the Sam Ingram Building on Middle Tennessee Boulevard. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, email fire@mtsu.edu. Click here to register.

 Montgomery Self Defense Workshop



The year's meeting schedule is listed below.  All meetings are from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Student Union 224.

September 13, 2017:  Special Agent Tyler Sells, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (criminal investigations) Click here for a flyer.

October 11, 2017:  Federal Bureau of Investigation (computer forensics)

November 8, 2017:  Debbie Curtis, MSN, APN, CEN, SANE-A, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital (sexual assault investigations)

January 24, 2018:  Dr. Carter Smith, Middle Tennessee State University (gangs)

February 7, 2018:  Trooper Scott Pollard, Tennessee Highway Patrol (K9 unit)

March 14, 2018:  Julia Johnson, IAI Certified Crime Scene Analyst, Metro Nashville Police Department (crime scene investigation)

April 11, 2018:  Dr. Tiffany Saul, Middle Tennessee State University (Research and Training at the Anthropology Research Facility (commonly known as the "Body Farm"))

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