89th ANNUAL MEETING
HAWAII PREPARATORY ACADEMY
Waimea, HI
June 15 - 20, 2008


MEETING
TECHNICAL
PROGRAM


STUDENTS ONLY!

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FIELD TRIP ORGANIZERS
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Manua Kea Field Trip Medical Alert and LIABILITY RELEASE FORM

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K-14 Teachers

Affiliated Societies and Sections
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The AAAS, Pacific Division and its affiliated societies will hold its 89th annual meeting, at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Membership in AAAS or its affiliated societies is not required to participate in the meeting. All scientists, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, are invited to present their research results either orally or as posters. Anyone paying the registration fee may attend all scientific sessions as well as participate in many other activities (field trips require advance registration and payment of additional fees). Dr. William B.N. Berry, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, is chairing the organizing committee for the Pacific Division.

Plan to join us for a full schedule of activities:

  • contributed paper sessions
  • contributed poster sessions
  • symposia, such as
    • current research at the Palmyra Atoll
    • the impact of avian malaria on native bird populations
    • new humanities and science convergences: paradise lost and.....recoverable?
    • developments in materials science
    • status and conservation of Hawaiian land snails
    • infectious diseases
    • neuroscience research programs in the Pacific
    • putting the science in informal science education
    • anachialine pool ecosystems
    • soil and crop sciences of the Hawai`ian Islands
    • topics in forensic biology and chemistry
    • colonial and pre-WWII east Asian anthropology
    • cold war anthropology
    • U.S. world's fairs: celebration and politics
    • archives of science
    • health and welfare issues relating to Asian American women
    • CALL for SYMPOSIA and WORKSHOPS
  • field trips, such as
    • exploration of the Kilauea Volcano
    • reef snorkeling
    • observatories and stargazing on Mauna Kea
    • visit to the Pu`uhonua o Honauanau National Historic Park
    • Kona coffee tour
    • visit to the Kaloko-Honokohau National Park
  • pu pu reception/dinner
  • beach barbeque picnic
  • division banquet
  • and more!



Societies and Sections Sponsoring Programs

The following societies and Pacific Division sections will sponsor symposia and/or contributed paper and poster sessions at the meeting:

o Western Society of Crop Science

o Agriculture and Horticulture Section

o Anthropology and Archaeology Section

o Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Section

o Chemistry and Biochemistry Section

o Computer and Information Sciences Section

o Earth Sciences Section

(Geology, Physical Geography, Geophysics, Paleobiology)

o Ecology, Organismal Biology, and Environmental Sciences Section

o Education Section

o General and Interdisciplinary Section

o Health Sciences Section

o History & Philosophy of Science Section

o Industrial Science and Technology Section

o Mathematics Section

o Molecular and Cell Biology Section

o Physics and Materials Science Section

o Psychology Section

o Social, Economic & Political Sciences Section


Meeting Rooms

This year's technical sessions will be held at the Upper Campus of the Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea, HI. Meeting rooms will be equipped with a computer and computer projector. Speakers requiring other equipment, such as a 35mm slide projector, an overhead projector, or a T.V. must make their requests known on the e-mail abstract submission form. Specialized equipment will be provided if available, and may incur an expense for the presenter.

Presentation Dates, Times and Rooms

The meeting rooms and presentation time schedule will be published in the "Program with Abstracts" issue of the Proceedings (vol. 27, pt. 1), which will be provided to all meeting registrants at registration. Speakers will be able to download the schedule, which shows their time and place to present, from this and from the AAAS Pacific Division homepage approximately two weeks prior to the start of the meeting.

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Poster Sessions

Each poster will be assigned a display space of 96" W x 48" H (2.4 m x 1.2 m). Posters will be grouped by discipline and subject matter. Each presenter will be given at least four hours for poster display, although more time may be available. Presenters should set up their posters no later than 15 minutes before the beginning of their presentation session and are expected to be available to discuss their work for at least one hour while their poster is on display. Posters should be removed within 15 minutes of the close of the session. Student posters will be judged for Awards of Excellence. Therefore, students must be available for questions until all of the judges have seen their posters.

With the permission of Dr. Carol Waite Conner and the Geological Society of America, the Pacific Division has reprinted Dr. Conner’s article, "The Poster Session: A Guide for Preparation." Click here to download a copy of this helpful article.

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For Students

The AAAS Pacific Division is pleased to offer a number of programs to encourage students to attend its annual meetings and to help further their career goals. These include:

for students presenting their original research at an annual meeting:

    • grants to help defray the costs of attending the meeting
    • complimentary ticket to the divisional banquet, at which student presentation awards are presented
    • sectional and divisional awards for excellence in student presentations at the meeting, which include
      • certificates of award
      • cash awards
      • one year student memberships to AAAS, including print copies of Science magazine
      sample judging forms:     ORAL     POSTER

to aid research projects leading to students' advanced degrees:

Additional information for students...click here.




For Teachers, K - 14

The AAAS Pacific Division is pleased to offer symposia and workshops specifically organized to meet teachers' classroom needs and to introduce them to new and exciting materials and techniques.Teachers (K-12 and Community College) who plan to attend the meetings may pre-register at a reduced rate. Also, the first twenty teachers to register by the end of the early registration period will automatically receive a $75.00 stipend.

The Division’s Education Section seeks teachers' participation in its sessions to share their knowledge and innovative methodologies with their colleagues. To this end, contributed paper and poster sessions are being planned. Teachers attending the annual meeting can receive, upon request, a certificate of attendance from the Pacific Division.




Affiliated Society and Sections
Contact Information


WESTERN SOCIETY OF CROP SCIENCE. Coordinator: Mark Brick, Department of Soils and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523; phone: [970] 491-6551; e-mail: Mark.Brick@colostate.edu.

AGRICULTURE and HORTICULTURE
. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Michael D. MacNeil, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, 243 Fort Keogh Road, Miles City, MT 59301; phone: [406] 874-8213; fax: [406] 874-8289; e-mail: Mike.MacNeil@ars.usda.gov.


ANTHROPOLOGY and ARCHAEOLOGY. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Walter Carl Hartwig, Division of Basic Medical Sciences, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Mare Island, CA 94592; phone [707] 638-5238; e-mail:
whartwig@touro.edu. Co-chair and Co-program Coordinator: Stephen Frost, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403; phone: [541] 346-5161; e-mail: sfrost@uoregon.edu.

ATMOSPHERIC and OCEANOGRAPHIC SCIENCES. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Anne E. Sturz, Department of Marine Science and Environmental Sciences, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92110-2492; phone [619] 260-2702; e-mail: asturz@sandiego.edu.

MOLECULAR and CELL BIOLOGY
. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Kenneth A. Cornell, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725; phone: [208] 426-5429; e-mail: kencornell@boisestate.edu.

CHEMISTRY and BIOCHEMISTRY. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Owen M. McDougal, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725; phone: [208] 426-3964; e-mail: owenmcdougal@boisestate.edu.

COMPUTER and INFORMATION SCIENCES
. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Alan E. Leviton, California Academy of Sciences, 875 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103; phone: [415] 321-8276; e-mail: aleviton@calacademy.org.

EARTH SCIENCES
. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: J. Thomas Dutro, Jr., U.S. Geological Survey (E-308), National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560-0137; phone: [202] 633-1322; e-mail: dutrot@si.edu.

ECOLOGY, ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY and ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Michael Parker, Department of Biology, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR 97520; phone: [541] 552-6796; e-mail: parker@sou.edu. Section Co-chair and Program Co-coordinator: Richard Van Buskirk, Environmental Studies, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116; phone: [503] 352-2251; fax [503] 352-2933; e-mail: vanbuskirk@pacificu.edu.

EDUCATION. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: William B.N. Berry, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 307 McCone Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-4767; phone: [510] 642-3925; e-mail: bberry@uclink4.berkeley.edu.

GENERAL and INTERDISCIPLINARY.
Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Robert Chianese, Department of English, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA 91330; phone: [805] 653-2520; e-mail: robert.chianese@csun.edu.

HEALTH SCIENCES
. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: H.K. Choi, Department of Biology, California State Univesity, Dominguez Hills, 1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747; phone: [310] 243-3985; fax [310] 243-2350; e-mail: hchoi@csudh.edu.

HISTORY and PHILOSOPHY of SCIENCE
. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Donald J. McGraw, 824 Shoreline Drive, Chula Vista, CA91913; e-mail: granttree@yahoo.com.

INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY
. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Henry Oman, Boeing Company (retired), 19221 Normandy Park Drive SW, Seattle, WA 98166; phone [206] 878-4458; e-mail: h.oman@ieee.org. Section Co-Chair and Program Co-Coordinator: Frank Jacobitz, Department of Engineering, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, 92110; e-mail: jacobitz@SanDiego.edu.

PHYSICS and MATERIALS SCIENCE
. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Panos Photinos, Department of Physics and Engineering, Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, OR 97520; phone: [541] 552-6475; e-mail: photinos@sou.edu.

PSYCHOLOGY
. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: J. Ken Nishita, California State University, Monterey Bay, 100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA 93955; phone: [831] 582-3563; e-mail: ken_nishita@csumb.edu.

SOCIAL, ECONOMIC and POLITICAL SCIENCES
. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Carl A. Maida, UCLA Schools of Dentistry and Medicine, University of California, P.O. Box 951668, 63-023 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095; phone [805] 492-5613; e-mail: cmaida@ucla.edu.



SAMPLE Student Oral Paper Evaluation Form

Name of student:

Section/Society/Symposium at which presented:

Paper #/time and date of presentation:

Please use the following scale for scoring:

0 = Unacceptable
1 = Poor
2 = Average
3 = Good
4 = Excellent
5 = Outstanding
    1. Abstract: presents summary of pertinent details according to recommended editorial style.
    2. Introduction: clearly states objectives of the study and relationship to earlier work.
    3. Methodology: methods are appropriate and properly applied.
    4. Results: appropriate, clearly presented, and appropriately summarized.
    5. Conclusion: based on given results, emphasizes significance and implications of study.
    6. Presentation: familiar with content, statements clear voice modulations appropriate, eye contact maintained, audio-visual aids (if used) well-prepared and appropriate.
    7. Organization and timing: topical sequence logical, appropriate time given to sections of the presentation, keeps within allotted time.
    8. Understanding of subject: presenter has good grasp of study and related areas and responds effectively and clearly to questions.

Total points:

Is this paper worthy of an award?     Yes           No

If yes, please provide written comments to help the Award Committee in selecting winners of Division-wide awards.  Also, if able, include comments on the importance of the paper.

How do you estimate your ability to evaluate this paper?      High      Medium      Low

Judge's signature


SAMPLE Student Poster Evaluation Form

Name of student:

Section/Society at which presented:

Paper #/Time and date of presentation

Please use the following scale for scoring:

0 = Unacceptable
1 = Poor
2 = Average
3 = Good
4 = Excellent
5 = Outstanding
    1. Abstract: presents summary of pertinent details according to recommended editorial style.
    2. Introduction: clearly states objectives of the study and relationship to earlier work.
    1. Methodology: methods are appropriate and properly applied.
    2. Results: appropriate, clearly presented, and appropriately summarized.
    3. Conclusion: based on given results, emphasizes significance and implications of study.
    4. Presentation: poster design, including typography, graphics, photographs, and other visual and audio aids (if used), well-prepared, clean and appropriate for the presentation.
    5. Organization: material well-organized, balanced in content and in logical sequence.
    6. Understanding of subject: presenter has good grasp of study and related areas and responds effectively and clearly to questions.

Total points:

Is this paper worthy of an award?     Yes           No

If yes, please provide written comments to help the Award Committee in selecting winners of Division-wide awards.  Also, if able, include comments on the importance of the paper.

How do you estimate your ability to evaluate this paper?  High   Medium    Low

Judge's signature



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