93rd Annual Meeting
BOISE CENTER on the GROVE
co-located with the
67th Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM 12) of the
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
June 24 - 27, 2012
"Science Informing Outcomes"
for days, times, and
places of presentations
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FIELD TRIP ORGANIZERS
CALL for CONTRIBUTED ORAL and POSTER PAPERS
CALL FOR SYMPOSIA
CALL FOR WORKSHOPS
Affiliated Societies and Sections
PRELIMINARY MEETING SCHEDULE
HOUSING and MEALS
AAAS, Pacific Division
Pacific Division of AAAS is pleased to announce its 93rd annual meeting, to be held at the Boise Center on the Grove (Boise Convention Center) in Boise, Idaho 24 – 27 June 2012. The meeting is co-located with the 67th Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM 12) of the American Chemical Society (sponsored by the Snake River Section of ACS). The meeting is co-sponsored by Boise State University and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. 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 at the meeting, 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. Owen M. McDougal, Boise State University, is chairing the local program committee for the Pacific Division. Co-chairs of the local program committee are Drs. Kristen Mitchell and Cheryl Jorcyk, Boise State University.
The theme for this year's meeting is Science Informing Outcomes.
Plan to join us for a full schedule of activities:
- contributed oral and poster paper sessions
- field trips
- division banquet
- and much 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 Northwest Section of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
and Horticulture Section
and Archaeology Section
and Oceanographic Sciences Section
o Cell and Molecular Biology Section
o Chemistry and Biochemistry Section
and Information Sciences Section
(Geology, Physical Geography, Geophysics, Paleobiology)
o Ecology, Organismal Biology, and Environmental Sciences Section
o Engineering, Technology, and Applied Sciences Section
and Interdisciplinary Section
and Philosophy of Science Section
o Mathematics Section
o Oral Biology and Dental Medicine Section
o Physics and Materials Science
Economic, and Political Sciences Section
This year's technical sessions will be held in the Boise Convention Center (the Boise Center on the Grove). Meeting rooms will be equipped with
computers running PowerPoint and computer projectors. 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.
Dates, Times and Rooms
The meeting rooms and presentation time schedule will
be published in the "Program with Abstracts" issue of the Proceedings (vol. 31, 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 2012.
Each poster will be assigned a display space of48" W
x 48" H (roughly 1.2 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
With the permission of Dr. Carol
Waite Conner and the Geological Society of
America, the Pacific Division has reprinted
Dr. Conners 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.
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
sample judging forms: ORAL pdf POSTER pdf
- certificates of award
- cash awards
- one–year student memberships to AAAS, including print copies of Science magazine or online copies of the same
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 Divisions 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.
Society and Sections
AGRICULTURE and HORTICULTURE Section Chair and Program Organizer: Michael D. MacNeil, Delta G, 145 Ice Cave Road, Miles City, MT 59301;  853-4748 (cell) and  232-6331; email@example.com.
ANTHROPOLOGY and ARCHAEOLOGY Section Chair and Program Organizer:Stephen Frost, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403;  346-5161; firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATMOSPHERIC and OCEANOGRAPHIC SCIENCES Section
Chair and Program Organizer: Clive E. Dorman, Research Oceanographer, Integrative Oceanography Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Dept 0209, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0209; email@example.com.
CELL and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Section
Chair and Program Organizer: Kristen Mitchell, Department of Biology, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725;  426-4620; firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHEMISTRY and BIOCHEMISTRY Section Chair
and Program Organizer: Owen M. McDougal, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725;  426-3964; email@example.com.
COMPUTER and INFORMATION
SCIENCES Section Chair and Program Organizer: C. Mark Maupin, Department of Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401; phone:  273-3720; firstname.lastname@example.org.
EARTH SCIENCES Section Chair and Program Organizer: Jad D'Allura, Department of Geology (emeritus), Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR 97520; phone:  899-7010 or  690-7739; email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org (copy e-mail to both accounts).
ECOLOGY, ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY and ENVIRONMENTAL
SCIENCES Section Chair and Program Organizer: Richard Van Buskirk, Environmental Studies, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116;voice:  352-2251; fax  352-2933; email@example.com.
EDUCATION Section Chair
and Program Organizer: Kimberly D. Tanner,
Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132  405-3438; firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED SCIENCES Section Chair and Program Organizer: Frank Jacobitz, Department of Engineering, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, 92110;  620-7820; jacobitz@SanDiego.edu.
GENERAL and INTERDISCIPLINARY Section Chair and Program Organizer: Robert
Chianese, Department of English, California
State University, Northridge, Northridge,
CA 91330;  653-2520;
HEALTH SCIENCES Section Chair and Program Organizer: H.K. Choi, Department of Biology, California State Univesity, Dominguez Hills, 1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747; voice:  243-3985; fax  243-2350;
HISTORY and PHILOSOPHY of
SCIENCE Section Chair and Program Organizer: Donald J. McGraw, email@example.com;
MATHEMATICS Section Chair and Program Organizer: Liljana Babinkostova, Department of Mathematics, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725;  426-1172; firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORAL BIOLOGY and DENTAL MEDICINE Section Chair and Program Organizer: Francesco Chiappelli, UCLA School of Dentistry, CHS 63-090, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668; email@example.com.
PHYSICS and MATERIALS SCIENCE Section Chair and Program Organizer: George Quainoo, Department of Physics and Engineering, Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520;  552-6404; firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSYCHOLOGY Section Chair and Program Organizer: J. Ken Nishita, California State University, Monterey Bay, 100 Campus
Center, Seaside, CA 93955;  582-3563; email@example.com. Section Co-Chair and Program Co-Organizer: Veronica Galván, Department of Psychology, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92110;  260-7739; vgalvan@SanDiego.edu.
SOCIAL, ECONOMIC and POLITICAL
SCIENCES Section Chair and Program Organizer: Carl A. Maida, UCLA Schools of Dentistry and Medicine, University of California, P.O. Box 951668, 63-023 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095;  492-5613; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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