Save the Date Announcement

96th Annual Meeting
May 23 – 25, 2018
Longwood University
Farmville, VA 

The 96th Annual Meeting of the Academy will be held at Longwood University from Wednesday (afternoon) through Friday (noon), May 23-25, 2018.

The Research Symposium and 77th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Junior Academy of Science will be held from Tuesday (afternoon) through Thursday (noon), May 22-24. VAS is one of the few academies in the nation that meets concurrently with their Junior Academy.

VAS Vice President Gary Isaacs at Liberty University ( serves as the Program Chair for the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Oral Presentation Sessions  – Thursday, May 24
Presentations will be given throughout the day (8 am to 5:30 pm using equipment provided by the host institution (PC with Microsoft PowerPoint, LCD projector & screen).  Presentations will be scheduled at 15 minute intervals so presenters should be prepared for a 10-12 minutes talk to allow time for questions.  Arrive early at your designated session to load your presentation on the PC provided.  Some section sessions also will include one or more presentations by invited speakers.

Poster Session  – Thursday, May 24
Posters must be set up between 8 – 10 am and remain on display until 5 pm.  All poster authors are expected to be present between noon and 2 pm to discuss their posters and answer questions.

**Specific details about online submission of titles and other information for both oral and posters presentations, as well as more detailed information about the Annual Meeting, will be made available on this website at a later date.  
***Presentation titles and other information must be submitted electronically no later than midnight Monday, January 29, 2018.

General Guidelines to consider BEFORE submitting a presentation

  1. Students submitting a title for presentation must obtain approval from their mentor for the planned presentation prior to submitting the title.
  2. Presentations cannot be submitted to multiple sections.
  3. At least one author of each presentation (oral or poster) must be a current member of the Academy (i.e., must have paid dues for 2018) by Monday, January 29, 2018.  Please use the Membership link above to access the online VAS Individual Membership Form.  Complete the online form, select the appropriate payment option, and follow the instructions for submitting dues payment.

Abstracts for all oral and poster presentations will be collected electronically in May prior to the Annual Meeting.  The due date along with instructions for preparing and submitting abstracts will be made available on this website in the spring of 2018.  Only abstracts of oral presentations and posters actually presented at the Annual Meeting (at least one author must have paid 2018 VAS membership dues) will be published in the 2018 Proceedings issue of Virginia Journal of Science.