Save the Date Announcement

95th Annual Meeting

May 17 – 19, 2017  
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 

The 95th Annual Meeting of the Academy will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University from Wednesday (afternoon) through Friday (noon), May 17-19, 2017. The Research Symposium and 76th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Junior Academy of Science will be held from Tuesday (afternoon) through Thursday (noon), May 16-18. VAS is one of the few academies in the nation that meets concurrently with their Junior Academy. VAS Vice President Eugene Maurakis at the Science Museum of Virginia ( serves as the Program Chair for the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Oral Presentation Sessions for the different VAS Sections will be scheduled from ~8 am – ~5:30 pm on Thursday, May 18 (in class rooms equipped with a PC with Microsoft PowerPoint, LCD projector & screen).  For most sections the oral presentations will be scheduled at 15 minute intervals (e.g., 10-12 minutes for presentation and ~3 minutes for questions).  Some section sessions also will include one or more presentations by invited speakers.

The VAS Poster Session for all Sections is scheduled from 9 am – 5 pm on Thursday, May 18. Posters must be set up between 8 – 9 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.

Titles, along with additional information, for presentations to be given at the Annual Meeting at VCU must be submitted electronically no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  Please note that the same title can NOT BE SUBMITTED to multiple sections.  Also, it is EXPECTED that an undergraduate or graduate student submitting a title for presentation will have obtained the advisor’s/mentor’s approval for the planned presentation prior to submitting the title.

  • NOTE:  At least one author of each presentation (oral or poster) must be a member in good standing of the Academy (i.e., must have paid dues for 2017) by Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  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.

Specific details about the online submission of titles and other information for both oral and poster presentations as well as other information about Annual Meeting will be made available on the VAS website later this year and in early 2017.

Abstracts for all 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 the VAS website in the spring of 2017.  Only abstracts of oral presentations and posters actually presented at the Annual Meeting (at least one author must have paid 2017 VAS membership dues) will be published in the 2017 Proceedings issue of Virginia Journal of Science.