AAAS Pacific Division

92nd Annual Meeting
including the
7th World Congress on Mummy Studies
UNIVERSITY of SAN DIEGO
San Diego, CA
June 12 - 16, 2011


"Examining the Past – Exploring the Present – Enabling the Future"



STUDENTS ONLY!

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PROGRAM ORGANIZERS

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CALL for CONTRIBUTED ORAL and POSTER PAPERS

CALL FOR SYMPOSIA

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS


Students

K-14 Teachers

Affiliated Societies and Sections

Contact Information

PRELIMINARY MEETING SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION

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The AAAS, Pacific Division is pleased to announce its 92nd annual meeting, to be held on the campus of the University of San Diego in beautiful San Diego, California June 12 – 16, 2011. Overlooking Mission Bay, the collonial Spanish architecture of the University of San Diego makes it a truly unique venue at which to hold an annual meeting of the Pacific Division of AAAS. The Pacific Division welcomes as part of its program the World Congress on Mummy Studies, whose members are making their seventh triennial conclave a part of our annual meeting. 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. Persons 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. Frank Jacobitz, University of San Diego, is chairing the local organizing committee for the Pacific Division and Dr. Alana Cordy-Collins, Department of Anthropology, University of San Diego is chairing the organizing committee for the World Congress on Mummy Research.

The theme for this year's meeting is xxx.

Plan to join us for a full schedule of activities:




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 7th World Congress on Mummy Studies

o Agriculture and Horticulture Section

o Anthropology and Archaeology Section

o Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Section

o Cell and Molecular Biology 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 Engineering, Technology and Applied Sciences Section

o General and Interdisciplinary Section

o Health Sciences Section

o History and Philosophy of Science Section

o Mathematics Section

o Oral Biology and Dental Medicine 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 primarily in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on the campus of the University of San Diego. Meeting rooms will be equipped with a computer running PowerPoint and a computer projector. Speakers requiring other equipment, such as a 35mm slide projector, an overhead projector, or a T.V. must make their requests known at the time of abstract submission. Such 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. 30, part 1), which will be provided to all meeting registrants at registration. Speakers will be able to download the schedule, which shows their day, time and place to present, from this and from the AAAS Pacific Division homepage on approximately 25 May 2011.

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Poster Sessions

Each poster will be assigned a display space of 60" W x 40" H (roughly 1.5 m x 1.0 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. A web site with much useful information regarding poster presentation is that prepared by G.R. Hess, K. Tosney, and L. Liegel, 2006, Creating Effective Poster Presentations. CLICK HERE to enter the site.
(http://www.ncsu.edu/project/posters)

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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 or online copies of the same

      sample judging forms:     ORAL html  pdf     POSTER html  pdf

to aid research projects leading to students' advanced degrees:

Additional information for students...click here.

 



For Teachers, K - 14

The AAAS Pacific Division strives 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 K – 14 teachers to register in advance for the meeting and request it will receive a $75.00 stipend. No stipends will be available for teachers who register on-site.

The Division’s Science and Technology Education Section seeks teachers' participation in its sessions to share their knowledge and innovative methodologies with 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



7th WORLD CONGRESS on MUMMY STUDIES
. Program Coordinator: Alana Cordy-Collins, Department of Anthropology, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92110; phone: [619] 260-4725; e-mail: alanacc@sandiego.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:
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 A. 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. Section Co-chair: Clive E. Dorman, Research Oceanographer, Integrative Oceanography Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Dept 0209, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0209; e-mail: cdorman@ucsd.edu.

CELL and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Kristen Mitchell, Department of Biology, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725; phone: [208] 426-4620; e-mail: kristenmitchell@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: PLEASE CONTACT THE PACIFIC DIVISION OFFICE (RCHRISTI@SOU.EDU) FOR THIS INFORMATION.

EARTH SCIENCES
.
Section Chair and Program Coordinator: PLEASE CONTACT THE PACIFIC DIVISION OFFICE (RCHRISTI@SOU.EDU) FOR THIS INFORMATION.

ECOLOGY, ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY and ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
. Section Chair and Program 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.

ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED SCIENCES. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Frank Jacobitz, Department of Engineering, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, 92110; e-mail: jacobitz@SanDiego.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, donaldmcgraw@mac.com; e-mail: granttree@yahoo.com.

MATHEMATICS. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: PLEASE CONTACT THE PACIFIC DIVISION OFFICE (RCHRISTI@SOU.EDU) FOR THIS INFORMATION.

ORAL BIOLOGY and DENTAL MEDICINE
. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Francesco Chiappelli, UCLA School of Dentistry, CHS 63-090, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668; e-mail: fchiappelli@dentistry.ucla.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 (pdf)

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 (pdf)

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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