Since 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 strive to be a 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

2021 Annual PAS Meeting Update

The deadline to submit abstracts for this year’s virtual PAS meeting has been extended to March 19, 11:59 PM.


Additional information about the 2021 Virtual PAS meeting:

1. Oral presentations will be delivered in concurrent sessions using Zoom, where presenters will remotely deliver PowerPoint presentations using the share-screen feature.  Presentations will be 10-12 minutes with ~3 minutes of Q&A.

2. Poster presentations will also be delivered using Zoom, using the Breakout rooms feature.  Presenters will give mini-presentations (3-5 slides developed from their poster) of their uploaded poster in their assigned breakout room.

3. We are currently planning a one-day meeting on Saturday, April 10th, but this may change to include Sunday, depending on the number of abstracts submitted.

4. Registration will be $50 for PAS faculty members and $25 for student presenters, and this price will include a free 2021 membership to PAS.  Individuals with previously paid membership will be granted free access, but should still register for the meeting.

Additional details will be forthcoming!

Please encourage your students and colleagues to attend and participate in this year’s virtual PAS meeting.

For questions about the process please contact program co-chairs Andre Walther or Rachael Zhu

Annual Meeting of PAS 2021

The Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science will be held virtually on Saturday April 10,2021 and will include virtual presentations of posters and oral presentations.  The abstract deadline will March 1, 2021.

2019 Spychala Announcement

The 2019 Spychala Student Presentation Awards were presented at the closing ceremony of the 95th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. Congratulations to the fourteen excellent students listed here!


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