98th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science Sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis and Regional Science Consortium

All events held on the Gannon University campus

PAS 2023 Program (Printed version will be provided to registrants upon meeting check-in)

PAS Abstract Book 2023


Friday, March 17

5:00-6:45 PM PAS Board Meeting and Dinner Tom Ridge Environmental Center,  Room 112
7:00-8:00 PM Meeting Check-In Tom Ridge Environmental Center
7:00-9:00 PM Reception Tom Ridge Environmental Center
Welcome Remarks
Dr. André Walther, President PAS
Dr. Jeanette Schnars, Director for the Regional Science Consortium
Tour of the Research Spaces, Herbarium, and Species Collections


Saturday Morning Sessions, March 18

8:00–9:00 AM  Meeting Check-In Yehl Ballroom
8:00-8:30 AM  Continental Breakfast Bar Yehl Ballroom
8:30-9:00 AM  Opening Remarks Yehl Ballroom
  Dr. Walter Iwanenko, Provost Gannon University  
  Dr. Sarah Ewing, Dean Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences  
  Dr. André Walther, President PAS  
9:30–11:00 AM   Coffee Break Haggerty
9:15-10:15 AM Oral Presentations I: Aquatic Ecology CAE 201
9:15–10:30 AM  Oral Presentations II: Microbiology CAE 202
9:45–11:45 AM  Poster Session I  (Poster set-up 9:00-9:45 AM): Molecular Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Other Waldron 219


Saturday Lunch Sessions, March 18

12:00–1:30 PM    PAS Business Meeting/Lunch (Open to all members) Z 104
12:00-1:30 PM Student Lunch Panel: Career Panel CAE 201
12:00-1:30 PM Student Lunch Panel: Graduate School Panel CAE 202


* Business Meeting Election slate found here. 


Saturday Afternoon, Evening Sessions, March 18

2:00–4:00 PM    Coffee Break Haggerty
2:00–3:30 PM    Oral Presentations III: Human Health CAE 201
2:00–3:30 PM    Oral Presentations IV: Plant Biology CAE 202
3:45-5:00 PM Oral Presentations V: Environmental Science CAE 201
3:30–5:00 PM    Oral Presentations VI: Terrestrial Ecology and Technology CAE 202
5:30-7:30 PM Dinner Yehl Ballroom
6:30-7:30 PM Keynote Speaker: The Plastics Paradox Dr. Sherri Mason,  Professor of Chemistry  and Sustainability Coordinator at PSU Behrend


Sunday, March 19

7:30–8:30 AM    Meeting Check-In Yehl Ballroom
7:30-8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast Bar Yehl Ballroom
8:00-9:15 AM PAS Board Meeting Zurn 229
9:30–11:30 AM   Coffee Break Haggerty
9:30–10:45 AM    Oral Presentations VII: Cancer CAE 201
9:30-11:00 AM   Poster Session II (Poster set-up 8:00-9:00 AM): Ecology and Microbiology Waldron 219
11:15–11:45 AM   Awards Ceremony Yehl Ballroom