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

Call for Book Proposals

The Pennsylvania Academy of Science is seeking proposals for the next book in the PAS Book Series. The PAS Book Series is supported by the E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Book Fund and is intended to publish books in support of PAS’s mission:

The goals of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science’s Book Series are to publish books that promote scientific research, stimulate the exchange of ideas among those engaged in scientific work, and assist in the development and distribution of information relating to science and science education, especially in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Proposals should include a summary of the proposed book’s content, a tentative title, names and affiliations of editors, and a list of possible chapters and chapter authors. Please contact the PAS Book Editor with any questions or to submit a proposal for a book: Howard Whidden ([email protected]). Please submit proposals by 31 March 2017 so they can be discussed at the 2017 annual meeting.

The Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences has published Volume 90, issue 2 of the Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science containing the following research articles:

PROBING THE UTILITY OF ISOXAZOLINES AS QUORUM SENSING INHIBITORS OF GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA JESSICA R. KUEHNE, CONNOR M. LINK, IVONNE N. SCHNEIDER, AMY M. DANOWITZ

THE INFLUENCE OF SHIFTED SPECTRAL SENSITIVITIES ON PREDATOR DETECTION ABILITY OF LAKE MALAWI AFRICAN CICHLIDS KELLY M. HANSON AND BRIDGETTE E. HAGERTY

DETECTION OF BORRELIA BURGDORFERI AND BORRELIA MIYAMOTOI IN WHITE- FOOTED MICE, PEROMYSCUS LEUCOPUS, AND BLACKLEGGED TICKS, IXODES SCAPULARIS, IN MONROE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, A LYME ENDEMIC REGION MEAGHAN BIRD AND JANE E. HUFFMAN

CONJUGATIVE COMPETENCY OF MERCURY RESISTANT BACTERIA ISOLATED FROM ONONDAGA LAKE, NY COLLEEN WALSH AND LAURIE F. CASLAKE

TICKS OF BLACK BEARS (URSUS AMERICANUS) FROM NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND TICK-BORNE PATHOGENS ELIZABETH MCGOVERN, J. MISCHLER, M. BIRD, AND J. HUFFMAN

PAS Winter 2017 Newsletter

The 2017 Newsletter is now available for download.

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