Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Mar 28 2004

Scientific Gathering to Take Place at Concord College, Saturday, April 24

Athens, W. Va. – On Saturday, April 24, 2004, scientists with professional connections to West Virginia will gather at Concord College for the 79th annual meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science (WVAS), hosted by the Department of Biology and Division of Natural Sciences at Concord College.

This meeting is held at a different college or university within the state each year, and was last hosted by Concord in 1996. The meeting provides an opportunity for researchers to share and discuss their latest findings.

The theme of this year’s keynote session will be mountaintop removal and valley fills. Approximately 30 additional oral and poster presentations will cover a wide variety of topics, including: birds and suburban sprawl, the effects of caffeine on DNA, wetlands formation, and body image in fashion and health magazines. Presenters will include not only established scientists, but also graduate and undergraduate students. The top student presentations will be selected for special recognition, and the Academy will bestow its Teacher of the Year award on a K-12 science or math teacher who has made outstanding contributions to education in the state.

On-site registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the general public is invited to attend. The cost is $15 for WVAS members, $20 for non-members, and $7.50 for students. The meeting will begin at 9:20 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Dr. Stephanie R. Songer at songers@concord.edu or 1-304-384-5239.

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CONCORD COLLEGE NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5231 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the College on campus.

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