The Geological Materials Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the collection, analysis, reporting, and interpretation of soils and other geological materials.
Andrew Bowen, Subcommittee Chair, U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Brad Lee, Ph.D., Subcommittee Vice Chair, University of Kentucky
Kim Mooney, Ph.D., Subcommittee Executive Secretary, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory
Christopher Bernhardt, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey
Ethan Groves, Microtrace LLC
Jack Hietpas, Ph.D., U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Wayne C. Isphording, Self-employed
Heather Lowers, U.S. Geological Survey
Alex Rugh, Colorado Bureau of Investigation
Ian Saginor, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
William Schneck, Self-employed
Michael A. Smith, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Libby Stern, Ph.D., FBI Laboratory
David Szymanski, Ph.D., Bentley University
Work Product Sent to SDO:
The Geological Materials Subcommittee, in collaboration with the University of Kentucky, the FBI, and the IUGS-Initiative of Forensic Geology have developed a Forensic Soil Evidence Collection Training Video to accompany the draft Standard Guide for the Collection of Soils and Other Geological Evidence for Forensic Applications. Learn more about this project by reading our news story.
Entered OSAC Registry Approval Process:
In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.
– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015