2024 Annual Meeting . . .

The 2024 Missouri Academy of Science Annual Meeting

is scheduled for April 12-13, 2024

Location:  Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO 

Schedule for the Missouri Junior Academy of Science (MJAS) Annual Meeting

Friday, April 12, 2024

Time Event Location
8:30 – 10:00 AM General Registration Agenstein/Remington Hall atrium

Einstein Brothers Bagel will be open

10:00 – 10:30 AM Welcome/Orientation Agenstein Hall 324

Drs. Teresa Boman and Mary Kilmer, State Co-Directors

10:30 AM -12:30 PM High and Middle School Concurrent Paper Sessions Murphy Hall (see full program book)
12:30 – 1:45 PM Lunch MWSU Dining Hall in Blum Union ($10.50 plus tax) or Other

MWSU eSports arena will be open! (Visitors can play Smashbros and receive a tour)

2:00 – 3:00 PM Early Awards and Announcement of Finalists Agenstein Hall 324
3:00 – 5:00 PM High and Middle School Concurrent Finalist Paper Sessions Middle School Finalists’ Presentations: Agenstein Hall 124

High School Finalists’ Presentations: Agenstein Hall 224

6:00 – 6:30 PM Middle and High School Finalists Awards Ceremony Agenstein Hall 324

Schedule for the Missouri Academy of Science (MAS)

Senior Division Annual Meeting

Friday, April 12 – Saturday, April 13, 2024

Time Event Location
Friday
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM MAS Social, Evening Opener, Entertainment, Refreshments Spratt Stadium “Hall of Fame”
Saturday
7:30 – 8:45 AM Onsite Registration and Poster Set-up Agenstein/Remington Hall atrium (registration)

Einstein Brothers Bagel will be open

9:00 – 9:45 AM In-Person Poster Session A Agenstein Hall (see program book for full details)
9:45 – 10:30 AM In-Person Poster Session B Agenstein Hall (see program book for full details)
10:45- 11:45 AM Plenary Session: Academic Symbioses
Dr. David Ashley
Spratt Hall 101
11:45 – 1:00 PM Lunch MWSU Dining Hall in Blum Union ($10.50 plus tax) or Other
1:00- 1:30 PM Business Meeting (all welcome to attend) Agenstein Hall 224
1:30 – 4:30 PM Oral Presentations Agenstein/Remington Hall (see program book for full details)

Dr. Ashley received his PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1980 with a focus in parasitology and invertebrate zoology.  He retired in 2015 as a Professor of Biology at Missouri Western State University with teaching and research interests in cave ecology, parasitology and invertebrate biology. His research projects have included surveys for animal parasites, monitoring studies of Ozark cave invertebrates (such as the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail) and monitoring studies of the state-endangered fringed prairie orchids and their hawkmoth pollinators.

He is a member of the Missouri Academy of Science (a Fellow, former Director of the Collegiate Division and former chair of the Conservation and Speleology Sections); Beta Beta Beta, National Undergraduate Honor Society (former Regional Vice President and former MWSU Chapter Advisor);  the National Speleological Society (a Fellow and former Life Sciences Associate Editor- Journal of Cave and Karst Studies);  the Missouri Speleological Survey (former member of Research Council); and the Missouri Cave and Karst Conservancy (Founding Member).