Annual Meeting


The 150th Annual Meeting of
the Kansas Academy of Science

Washburn University
April 6 - 7, 2018

On April 6-7, 2018, the Kansas Academy of Science will be celebrating the 150th (Sesquicentennial) Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science at the site of the first meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science, Washburn University (then Lincoln College) in Topeka, Kansas. This meeting will be a joint meeting with the Kansas Entomological Society; a younger society, but also one with a longstanding presence in Kansas that will be celebrating its 94th annual meeting. This two-day meeting provides an excellent opportunity for scientists of many disciplines and at all levels, especially including undergraduates, to share scientific discoveries with one another formally in both poster and oral presentations, as well as informally during our field trips and social time.

The meeting agenda has not been finalized, but will likely include field trips on Friday to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Kansas Museum of History. There will be two keynote speakers, Dr. Scott Hawley from Stowers Institute for Medical Research on Friday evening, and Dr. Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris from Clemson University on Saturday afternoon. In addition, to our Friday keynote speaker and banquet on Friday evening we will have a brief session discussing the history of science in Kansas. The Saturday session will include Oral and Poster presentations, with special sessions on entomology and behavior along with the 19th Annual KAS Paleontology Symposium.

Abstracts are required for both oral and poster presentations. Abstracts are limited to 250 words, excluding title, authors and affiliations. The deadline for abstract submission will be posted on the KAS website early in 2018. All abstracts accepted for the meeting will be published immediately after the meeting in the Spring 2018 issue of the Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. Student contributions will be judged and prizes will be awarded for the top three oral and poster presentations in the undergraduate, master's, and Ph.D. categories.