Meeting Time(s): Every first Thursday and third Wednesday at 7pm.
President: Sunday Saenz
Vice President: Olivia Nirider
Treasurer: Emily Grimshaw
Secretary: Angela Ruffino
Activities Coordinator/Publicist: Devin Beach
Historian: Stephanie Stratta
Advisors: Dr. Aaron Tarone and Dr. Kevin Heinz
The Aggie Forensic and Investigative Sciences Organization was created shortly after in January of 2009. AFIS is a student-run organization and is open to both graduates and undergraduates of Texas A&M University, affiliated with any major.
AFIS offers many great opportunities for all those who join. One of our most exciting activities is the autopsy trip that takes place every semester where students get to experience the procedures that take place during an autopsy; they’re allowed to interact with the Medical Examiner by asking questions and learning about the human body before and after death and are even given the opportunity to tour the Medical Examiner’s Office . Every meeting, AFIS tries to have a guest speaker come in and present the ins and outs of what they do. We’ve had Forensic Entomologists, Forensic Toxicologists, NCIS agents, FBI agents, Narcotics Investigators, and many others.
Although the organization strives to be active in learning more about Forensic Sciences, members also participate in events throughout campus and the community such as The Big Event, Relay for Life, Aggieland Saturday, MSC Open House, Science Night at our local schools, and serving turkey dinners to families with our local Rotary Club.
Other activities the organization does include selling maggot art, having bake sales, and planning the annual banquet with the Department of Entomology!