2022 WVAS Annual Meeting
Subject: The 97th annual West Virginia Academy of Science meeting will be hosted at Fairmont State University on Sat. April 23rd, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Dear WVAS Members,
Registration and abstract submission are now open for the West Virginia Academy of Science 2022 meeting. The WVAS annual meeting will be at Fairmont State University this year. At least one of the authors of a presentation must be a WVAS member in good standing at the time of the conference. All attendees need to register for the conference at pwvas.org.
- Meeting registration opens on February 28th.
- The deadline for abstract submission is April 1, 2022.
- Early registration ends March 25th.
- For meeting registration and abstract submission, click here.
- PayPal registration is available.
- Bringing several people? Check out our Institutional Memberships at pwvas.org.
- First2 Network, an NSF INCLUDES Alliance is offering travel support for presentations about STEM student success initiatives. See https://first2network.org for more information
- Late registration will be open from March 28th to the 22nd of April.
Abstract submission and registration forms and instructions, general meeting information, are available on the website: pwvas.org
For meeting registration and abstract submission, click here.
WVAS Meeting Coordinator Contacts 2022
Sara Sawyer, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristy Henson, Kristy.Henson@fairmontstate.edu
James Walters, Ph.D., email@example.com
Joseph Horzempa, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Who may participate and categories for presentations:
Reports of results of original research or observation may be from the following disciplines: astronomy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, science education, engineering, exercise science, forensic science, geography, geology, health sciences, history or philosophy of science, mathematics, physics, psychology, and other social sciences.
At least one of the authors of a presentation must be a WVAS member in good standing at the time of the conference. An application for membership is available on the website and registration forms are also available online. Everyone who attends the conference (whether or not presenting) must register for the conference.
- $35/year - regular membership
- $20/year - student membership
- FREE - emeritus membership (elected)**
- $400 - lifetime membership
- $250/year - institutional/corporate membership
- $15 Junior Academy student
- $25 students, WVAS member
- $40 student, nonmember
- $40 faculty/professional, WVAS member
- $70 faculty/professional, nonmember
- Add $10 to your registration fee to receive a lunch ticket
First2 Network and West Virginia Academy of Science Collaboration 2022
First2 Network, an NSF INCLUDES Alliance, brings together diverse partners from across West Virginia in support of increasing persistence of rural, first generation and other underrepresented STEM undergraduates, particularly in the first two years of college. https://first2network.org
First2 is pleased to once again announce the availability of registration scholarships for presentations about STEM student success initiatives at the 97th annual West Virginia Academy of Science (WVAS) meeting, to be held at Fairmont State University on April 23, 2022. (See https://pwvas.org/index.php/pwvas/about for more information.) Previous involvement with First2 or with WVAS is not required; in fact we want to bring in new ideas and people!
A major aim of First2 is to connect existing initiatives across the state to promote sharing of what works and what doesn’t. Abstracts for posters and oral presentations are welcomed from anyone involved in efforts to promote student persistence and success in STEM fields. We expect to build on last year’s successful presentation tracks and have a vibrant sharing of initiatives again this year. Example initiatives might include early research experiences for undergraduates, S-STEM findings, summer and academic year programs, advising programs, and novel course approaches or elements. First2 uses an improvement science framework (Networked Improvement Communities) to try to make helpful changes at scale on a rapid cycle.
Funds are available to support registration and in-state travel for WVAS presenters and co-presenters whose abstracts are accepted for presenting about student success initiatives.
Funds are also available for first generation students presenting their research at the conference.
To apply for registration and/or travel support, visit https://first2network.org, click on the Member Opportunities tab at the top of the page, and choose Travel Application. Fill out the form well before the WVAS early registration deadline! If you have any questions about the travel application, please contact Erica Harvey at email@example.com.
Instructions for Submission of Abstracts for the Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science
Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science. Abstract submission for oral or poster presentations must be submitted no later than 5:00pm Friday, April 1, 2022. Notification of acceptance or rejection will occur within two weeks of submission. As a reminder, at least one of the authors of a presentation must be a WVAS member in good standing at the time of the conference. Completed application membership form (available here) along with membership and registration fees. Everyone who attends the conference (whether or not presenting) must register for the conference. Ongoing meeting information will be made available at www.pwvas.org.
The Abstract Submission will be done online at http://pwvas.org.
Reports of results of original research or observation may be from the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Exercise Science, Forensic Science, Geology, Mathematics, Mining, Physics, Psychology, Science Education, History of Science, Philosophy of Science, Social Science, Health Science, and Environmental Science.
In order to submit your abstract, you must first register as an Author. Once you have already registered as an author, you may log in and proceed. Once you have prepared your abstract according to the instructions below, you are ready to submit. The abstract needs to be formatted in the following manner (upload a word doc or equivalent):
JOHN SMITH, Dept of Biological Mathematics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 26506, and JIM DOE, Dept of Chemical Sociology, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25755. Analysis of trigonometric cell structure in the chromosome.
Text of the abstract will begin here without indentation. Skip one line and begin the first paragraph of text. Single-space the text. Start each new paragraph by indenting 3 spaces. Do not skip a line between paragraphs. Standard abbreviations may be used. The abstract should contain a brief statement of (a) the objectives of the study, (b) the method of study used, (c) the essential results including data and statistics, (d) the conclusions, and (e) the source of support (if applicable). Figures and tables cannot be accommodated. Please check the abstract for misspellings, poor hyphenation, and poor grammar. The text of the abstract should not exceed 250 words.
Abstracts that do not follow the submission guidelines will be rejected.
To submit an abstract:
- Login to pwvas.org and go to User Home as an Author.
- Click “Start a New Submission”
- Step 1: Under “Journal Section,” select “Meeting Abstracts-Oral” or “Meeting Abstracts-Poster” etc.
- Under “Submission Checklist” and “Copyright Notice,” check all the boxes. For Meeting Abstracts ONLY, you may ignore the Template in the second checkbox and the Author Guidelines in the third checkbox.
- If necessary, enter “Comments for the Editor” then click “Save and continue” (blue box at the bottom of the page).
- Step 2: Upload your abstract file in the indicated area. This should be a .doc, .docx, or other equivalent file. Make sure to hit “Upload” then “Save and continue.”
- Step 3: Enter Metadata. Fill out the information for each Author, making sure to add additional authors as needed. From your document, copy and paste in the Title and Abstract. Add any Indexing as appropriate, then Contributors and Supporting Agencies. References should be left blank.
- Step 4: Supplementary Files. Do NOT upload any supplementary files. Click on “Save and continue.”
- Step 5: Confirming the Submission. Click on the name of your file (in blue) to preview it, if desired. If you are satisfied with your submission, click “Finish Submission.”