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The Pennsylvania Academy of Science seeks to:

  • Advance the pursuit and application of science within the Commonwealth, both in academic and industrial settings.
  • Enhance the professional development of its members.
  • Create forums for professional dialogue among junior and senior scientists at all academic levels.
  • Promote scientific research, presentation and discussion among its members and the public at large.
  • Support educational initiatives devoted to the development of scientific skills and knowledge.

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PAS 2017

King’s College hosted the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science from March 31-April 1.  There were over 300 participants from 39 Pennsylvania colleges and universities.  The conference included 172 submitted abstracts that were presented as posters or oral presentations.  Poster sessions included research on aquatic and terrestrial ecology, microbiology, chemistry, physics, cell and molecular biology, models of human disease, and genomics.  There were oral presentations on wide ranging topics such as animals and disease, DNA metabolism and cancer, neuroscience, animals and habitats, antimicrobials and bacteriophages, and human impacts on habitats.  The keynote speaker was prominent paleontologist Dr. Peter Dodson from the University of Pennsylvania who gave an entertaining presentation on his adventures in discovering dinosaurs on four continents.  The event was capped off by the awards ceremony where 24 students were awarded PAS Undergraduate Research Grants. At the ceremony, students with the top three oral and top three poster presentations received Spychala Awards.



Research grant awardees announced at 2017 PAS meeting

It was announced at the 2017 annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences that 24 students from 13 Pennsylvania colleges and universities have been awarded grants to conduct undergraduate and graduate research. Congratulations to all of the students!

List of awardees

Annual Meeting PAS 2017

The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences will be held at King’s College March 31-April 2, 2017.  For more information about the meeting schedule and abstracts, go the the PAS Schedule of Events 2017 page.  On Saturday night the Keynote speaker will be Dr. Peter Dodson Ph.D giving a talk entitled “Collecting Dinosaurs on Four Continents.”

PAS2017 Digital Program Booklet   PAS Abstract Book 2017

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