2023 WVAS Annual Meeting


WVAS 97th annual West Virginia Academy of Science meeting




"The 97th annual West Virginia Academy of Science meeting will be hosted by Bluefield State University and the West Virginia Academy of Sciences Executive Committee at Pipestem State Resort on Sat. April 22nd, 2023.


Registration, abstract submission, and participation information https://www.pwvas.org/index.php/pwvas/AnnualMeetingInfo






Pipestem Resort State Park, WV, has offered discounts for WVAS attendees (Rooms at McKeever Lodge @ $96.00, per night, per room Tax Exempt). If you choose to utilize this vendor, kindly place your reservation via telephone and tell them "Bluefield State University Group Rate".


Phone: 304-466-1800. Email: pipestemsp@wv.gov, Fax: (304) 466-5679 Address: 3405 Pipestem Dr, Pipestem, WV, 25979


Registration and abstract submission are now open for the West Virginia Academy of Science 2023 meeting. 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."





Venue Information:


"Pipestem Resort State Park

3405 Pipestem Drive PO Box 150 Pipestem, WV 25979 (304) 894-4198

(304) 466-5679 fax

Rooms/Cabins - April 21, 2023 - 1 night


- 65 Rooms at McKeever Lodge @ $96.00, per night, per room Tax Exempt

Guests will call in and make reservations, "Bluefield State University Group Rate"







Information for Meeting Registration, Meals, and WVAS Membership Schedule





Nota bene: Pipestem’s Conference Center is remote. Plan on having meals at the attached Resort.


Nota BONUS: Bluefield State University is providing a complimentary Breakfast buffet, Lunch buffet, and an afternoon coffee for all registered meeting attendees on the day of the meeting, April 22nd.       

Vegetarian options are available.


Other meals are available at:


The Bluestone Dining Room at McKeever Lodge is a full-service restaurant offering breathtaking views of the Bluestone Gorge. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Black Bear Grill and Lounge at McKeever Lodge is a quick-service dining option for anyone looking for a place to kick back and relax after a long day of adventure. At Black Bear, you’ll find specialty pizzas, as well as a wide selection of craft and local draft beer. View the Black Bear Grill and Lounge Menu. Open Thursday and Friday 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.




















WVAS Meeting Registration instructions



1) Fill out the meeting registration form (at URL above) and email it to WVAS Treasurer: jwalters@bluefieldstate.edu


2) Choose your registration package* and submit fee payment via PayPal (credit cards accepted):


WVAS Regular Member - Fac./Profes = $60.00 USD

WVAS Student Member – College and Graduate Students   = $40.00 USD

Junior Academy, HSTA High School, and High School Students   = $20.00 USD

Nonmember - Faculty/Professional = $100.00 USD




3) Select your Membership Category and submit fee payment via PayPal.


Membership categories:



$35/year - regular membership

$20/year - student membership

FREE - emeritus membership (elected)**

$400 - lifetime membership

$250/year - institutional/corporate membership*


*= (Contact James Walters for this option, jwalters@bluefieldstate.edu, email heading: “WVAS institutional/corporate membership for ___”. Please have a list of persons that will be included in the 10 attendees. This helps us keep track of attendees and prevents delays.)


**=If you are retired and have been a regular member of the Academy for at least 15 years, you are eligible for Emeritus status. Emeritus members are exempt from further payment of dues but retain all rights of regular membership. To apply, send a written request to the Academy Treasurer. Emeritus status is conferred by majority vote the Executive Committee in accordance with Section I, Paragraph 4 of the Academy By-Laws.


See PayPal link for these options.



Information for Recruiters and Vendors:

Vendors and Recruiters that wish to have a table should please contact:

 Dr. James Walters ( jwalters@bluefieldstate.edu, 267-408-2967)


Recruiter and Vendor table includes complimentary breakfast and lunch for one person. Additional persons should purchase the “Nonmember - Faculty/Professional = $100.00 USD Meeting Registration”


Table Fee:

Recruiters: $100

Industry Vendors: $250


See PayPal link for these options.




Information for WVAS presenters:



  • Abstract Submissions Deadline February 1st – April 3rd
  • Late Abstract Deadline April 7th


Information for WVAS presenters:

Poster Presentations: Please bring a cardboard trifold to use as a backer to your poster. Posters will have a provided easel but will need support to keep from rolling up. Please bring stickpins. Posters can be no bigger than 48” wide. Posters can be placed before 9am, after 10am, or before 2pm. We ask no one place their posters during the Keynote presentation. Posters will be placed in the McKeever Lodge breezeway.


Podium Presentations: Please bring your presentation saved as a PowerPoint Presentation on a flash drive. You will be presenting from a Windows computer and OS operating system presentations may not function properly. We cannot guarantee that the room will have sound.

Please arrive at your presentation room 5-10 minutes before that session begins. The moderator will upload your presentation to the computer and open all presentations. Podium presentations will take place indicated in the program for the session. Presentations should be 12 minutes with 3 minute Q&A.