pas_logo_largeSince 1924, we have been educating and supporting scientists throughout Pennsylvania by striving to promote science, technology, education and the diverse interests of our members. We are the Pennsylvania’s vital and valuable resource for Pennsylvania science professionals, faculty and students.


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.

News and Updates

Annual Meeting of the PAS 2018 Abstract submission period now open

The Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences is now accepting abstracts for the 94th Annual Meeting of the PAS at Indiana University of Pennsylvania March 23-25, 2018.  Go to the Abstract Submission form . Abstracts are due by February 15, 2018.

Call for proposals: Student Research Grants

The Grant Submission page for student research grants is now open! Student research proposals for up to $500 may be submitted for consideration. General guidelines as well as the proposal format is available here. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2018, with notification at the 2018 PAS annual meeting at Indiana University of PA.

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.



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