94th Annual Meeting
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 16 - 19, 2013


"Desert Science"


INFO FOR PRESENTERS
to see presentation days, times and places for the Las Vegas meeting, click HERE


CONTACT US WHILE WE'RE AT THE ANNUAL MEETING:
rchristi@sou.edu
541-292-1115


STUDENTS ONLY!


Info for
PROGRAM ORGANIZERS

Info for
FIELD TRIP 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

HOUSING and MEALS

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The Pacific Division of AAAS is pleased to announce its 94th annual meeting, to be held on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas 16 – 19 June 2013. Joining us will be the Arizona/Nevada Academy of Sciences 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. Steve Rowland, University of Nevada Las Vegas, is chairing the local program committee for the Pacific Division
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The theme for this year's meeting is Desert Science.

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 Arizona/Nevada Academy of Sciences

o Northwest and Southwest Sections of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

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, and Political Sciences Section


Meeting Rooms

This year's technical sessions will be held in the Student Union on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus. All 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.

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. 32, 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 2013.

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Poster Sessions

Each poster will be assigned a display space of 48" 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 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   pdf     POSTER   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



ARIZONA-NEVADA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Please contact Roger Christianson in
the Pacific Division office for more information. Contact: [541] 552-6747; rchristi@sou.edu.

SIGMA XI, THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SOCIETY Please contact Roger Christianson in
the Pacific Division office for more information. Contact: [541] 552-6747; rchristi@sou.edu.

AGRICULTURE and HORTICULTURE Section Chair and Program Organizer: Michael D. MacNeil, Delta G, 145 Ice Cave Road, Miles City, MT 59301; [406] 853-4748 (cell) and [406] 232-6331; macneil.deltag@gmail.com.

ANTHROPOLOGY and ARCHAEOLOGY Section Chair and Program Organizer: Dr. Herbert D. G. Maschner, Idaho Museum of Natural History and Idaho State University, 921 S. 8th Avenue, Stop 8096, Pocatello, ID 83209-8096. Contact: [208] 282-5417 (office) or [208] 244-1421 (cell); maschner@isu.edu.

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; cdorman@ucsd.edu.

CELL and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Section Chair and Program Organizer: Kristen Mitchell, Department of Biology, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725; [208] 426-4620; kristenmitchell@boisestate.edu.

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

COMPUTER and INFORMATION SCIENCES
Section Chair and Program Organizer: C. Mark Maupin, Department of Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401; phone: [303] 273-3720; cmmaupin@mines.edu.

EARTH SCIENCES
Section Chair and Program Organizer: Jad D'Allura, Department of Geology (emeritus), Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR 97520; phone: [541] 899-7010 or [541] 690-7739; dallura@sou.edu and rockit@dishmail.net (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: [503] 352-2251; fax [503] 352-2933; vanbuskirk@pacificu.edu.

EDUCATION Section Chair and Program Organizer: Kimberly D. Tanner, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 [415] 405-3438; kdtanner@sfsu.edu.

ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED SCIENCES Section Chair and Program Organizer: Frank Jacobitz, Department of Engineering, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, 92110; [619] 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; Current Contact Information: 2465 Hall Canyon Road, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 643-5034; rlchianese@gmail.com.

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: [310] 243-3985; fax [310] 243-2350; hchoi@csudh.edu.

HISTORY and PHILOSOPHY of SCIENCE Section Chair and Program Organizer: Donald J. McGraw, donaldmcgraw@mac.com; granttree@yahoo.com.

MATHEMATICS
Section Chair and Program Organizer: Liljana Babinkostova, Department of Mathematics, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725; [208] 426-1172; liljanababinkostova@boisestate.edu.

ORAL BIOLOGY and DENTAL MEDICINE
Section Chair and Program Organizer: Francesco Chiappelli, UCLA School of Dentistry, CHS 63-090, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668; fchiappelli@dentistry.ucla.edu.

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; [541] 552-6404; quainoog@sou.edu.

PSYCHOLOGY
Section Chair and Program Organizer: J. Ken Nishita, California State University, Monterey Bay, 100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA 93955; [831] 582-3563; ken_nishita@csumb.edu. Section Co-Chair and Program Co-Organizer: Veronica Galván, Department of Psychology, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92110; [619] 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; [805] 492-5613; cmaida@ucla.edu.





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