HAWAII PREPARATORY ACADEMY
June 15 - 20, 2008
CALL for SYMPOSIA and WORKSHOPS (PDF)
Info for PROGRAM ORGANIZERS
Info for FIELD TRIP ORGANIZERS
Affiliated Societies and Sections
AAAS, Pacific Division
AAAS, Pacific Division and its affiliated societies
will hold its 89th annual meeting, at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea, on the Big Island of Hawaii. 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 either orally
or as posters. Anyone 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. William B.N. Berry, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, is chairing the
organizing committee for the Pacific Division.
Plan to join us for a full schedule of activities:
- contributed paper sessions
- contributed poster sessions
- symposia, such as
- current research at the Palmyra Atoll
- the impact of avian malaria on native bird populations
- new humanities and science convergences: paradise lost and.....recoverable?
- developments in materials science
- status and conservation of Hawaiian land snails
- infectious diseases
- neuroscience research programs in the Pacific
- putting the science in informal science education
- anachialine pool ecosystems
- soil and crop sciences of the Hawai`ian Islands
- forensic chemistry
- colonial and pre-WWII east Asian anthropology
- cold war anthropology
- U.S. world's fairs: celebration and politics
- archives of science
- health and welfare issues relating to Asian American women
- CALL for SYMPOSIA and WORKSHOPS
- field trips, such as
- exploration of the Kilauea Volcano
- reef snorkeling
- observatories and stargazing on Mauna Kea
- visit to the Pu`uhonua o Honauanau National Historic Park
- Kona coffee tour
- visit to the Kaloko-Honokohau National Park
- pu pu reception/dinner
- beach barbeque
- division banquet
- and more!
The following societies and
Pacific Division sections will sponsor symposia
and/or contributed paper and poster sessions
at the meeting:
o Western Society of Crop Science
and Horticulture Section
and Archaeology Section
and Oceanographic Sciences Section
o Chemistry and Biochemistry Section
and Information Sciences Section
(Geology, Physical Geography, Geophysics, Paleobiology)
o Ecology, Organismal Biology, and Environmental Sciences Section
and Interdisciplinary Section
& Philosophy of Science Section
o Industrial Science and Technology Section
o Molecular and Cell Biology Section
o Physics and Materials Science
Economic & Political Sciences Section
This year's technical sessions will be held at the Upper Campus of the Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea, HI. Meeting rooms will be equipped with
a computer and computer projector. Speakers
requiring other equipment, such as a 35mm
slide projector, an overhead projector, or
a T.V. must make their requests known on the
e-mail abstract submission form. Specialized
equipment will be provided if available, and
may incur an expense for the presenter.
The meeting rooms and presentation time schedule will
be published in the "Program with Abstracts" issue of the Proceedings (vol. 27, pt. 1), which will be provided to all meeting
registrants at registration. Speakers will be able to download the schedule,
which shows their time and place to present, from this and from the AAAS
Pacific Division homepage approximately two weeks prior
to the start of the meeting.
Each poster will be assigned a display space of 60" W
x 40" H (1.5 m x 1.0 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.
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
to aid research projects leading to students' advanced degrees:
Additional information for students...click here.
For Teachers, K - 14
The AAAS Pacific Division is pleased 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 teachers to register by the end of the early registration period will automatically receive a $75.00 stipend.
The Divisions Education Section seeks teachers'
participation in its sessions to share their knowledge and innovative
methodologies with their 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.
Societies and Sections
Participating in the
WESTERN SOCIETY OF CROP SCIENCE. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: , ; phone: ; fax: ; e-mail: .
AGRICULTURE and HORTICULTURE. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Michael D. MacNeil, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, 243 Fort Keogh Road, Miles City, MT 59301; phone:  874-8213; fax:  874-8289; e-mail: Mike.MacNeil@ars.usda.gov.
ANTHROPOLOGY and ARCHAEOLOGY.
Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Walter
Carl Hartwig, Division of Basic Medical Sciences,
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine,
Mare Island, CA 94592; phone  638-5238;
e-mail: email@example.com. Co-chair and Co-program Coordinator: Stephen Frost, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403; phone:  346-5161; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATMOSPHERIC and OCEANOGRAPHIC SCIENCES. Section
Chair and Program Coordinator: Anne E. Sturz, Department of Marine Science
and Environmental Sciences, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92110-2492;
phone  260-2702; e-mail: email@example.com.
MOLECULAR and CELL BIOLOGY. Section
Chair and Program Coordinator: Kenneth A. Cornell, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725; phone:  426-5429; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHEMISTRY and BIOCHEMISTRY. Section Chair
and Program Coordinator: Owen M. McDougal, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725; phone:  426-3964;
COMPUTER and INFORMATION
SCIENCES. Section Chair and Program Coordinator:
Alan E. Leviton, California Academy of Sciences,
875 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103; phone:
 321-8276; e-mail: email@example.com.
EARTH SCIENCES. Section
Chair and Program Coordinator: J. Thomas Dutro,
Jr., U.S. Geological Survey (E-308), National
Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC
20560-0137; phone:  633-1322; e-mail:
ECOLOGY, ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY and ENVIRONMENTAL
SCIENCES. Section Chair and Program Coordinator:
Michael Parker, Department of Biology, Southern
Oregon University, Ashland, OR 97520; phone:
 552-6796; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Section Co-chair and Program Co-coordinator: Richard Van Buskirk, Environmental Studies, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116; phone:  352-2251; fax  352-2933; e-mail: email@example.com.
EDUCATION. Section Chair
and Program Coordinator: William B.N. Berry,
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences,
307 McCone Hall, University of California,
Berkeley, CA 94720-4767; phone:  642-3925;
GENERAL and INTERDISCIPLINARY.
Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Robert
Chianese, Department of English, California
State University, Northridge, Northridge,
CA 91330; phone:  653-2520; e-mail:
HEALTH SCIENCES. Section Chair and Program Coordinator:
H.K. Choi, Department of Biology, California State Univesity, Dominguez Hills, 1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747; phone:  243-3985; fax  243-2350; e-mail:
HISTORY and PHILOSOPHY of
SCIENCE. Section Chair and Program Coordinator:
Donald J. McGraw, 824 Shoreline Drive, Chula
Vista, CA91913; e-mail:
INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY.
Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Henry Oman, Boeing Company (retired), 19221 Normandy Park Drive SW, Seattle, WA 98166; phone 
878-4458; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Section Co-Chair and Program Co-Coordinator: Frank Jacobitz, Department of Engineering, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, 92110; e-mail: jacobitz@SanDiego.edu.
PHYSICS and MATERIALS SCIENCE . Section Chair
and Program Coordinator: Panos Photinos, Department of Physics and Engineering, Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, OR
97520; phone:  552-6475;
PSYCHOLOGY. Section Chair and Program Coordinator:
J. Ken Nishita, California State University, Monterey Bay, 100 Campus
Center, Seaside, CA 93955; phone:  582-3563; e-mail: email@example.com.
SOCIAL, ECONOMIC and POLITICAL
SCIENCES. Section Chair and Program Coordinator: Carl A. Maida, UCLA Schools of Dentistry and Medicine, University of California, P.O. Box 951668, 63-023 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095; phone  492-5613; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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