2017 Meeting Information

The Annual Meeting of the Missouri Academy of Science:

April 21-22, 2017

Lindenwood University

St. Charles, MO

Register for the meeting and submit an abstract


Meeting Information and Schedule

The complete meeting program is available for download here: MAS 2017 Meeting Program.

A complete list of accepted abstracts is available for download here:  MAS 2017 Abstracts.

The Junior Academy schedule can be found here: MJAS Meeting Schedule.


Lunch Options

Lunch on Saturday is available from the Spellmann Café, located in Spellmann Center. Dining options at the Spellmann Café include national brands Chick-fil-A and Qdoba as well as a grill and sandwich shop. Average lunch prices are $7-9. If you want to venture away from the university, there are many dining options in St. Charles.


Dining and Lodging

Check out things to do or places to stay in St. Charles.


Poster Instructions

  • Posters should be no more than 30’’ x 48’’.
  • Posters should be readable from a distance of 4 feet. The smallest readable type font at this distance is 20 point (referenced to Times New Romans).  If you have to resort to a smaller font size, you are using too much text.
  • Artwork, photos, charts, and graphs typically make up the bulk of a good poster. Detailed information is more effectively conveyed in printed handouts that can be read.
  • Multimedia equipment (audiovisual or projection) will not be available and there are a VERY LIMITED number of electrical outlets in the poster display rooms.


MJAS Schedule

Room assignments can be found in the schedule available for download (above).


10:00 AM-12:00 PM:     Registration (ABL, Spellmann Center)
12:00 PM-12:20 PM:     Judges’ orientation (Spellmann Center-room to be announced)
12:20 PM-12:40 PM:     Student Orientation (ABL, Spellmann Center)
1:00 PM-3:00 PM:         Middle School Oral Presentation (Spellmann Center -rooms to be announced)
1:00 PM-3:00 PM:         High School Oral Presentation (Harmon Hall-rooms to be announced)
3:30 PM-5:00 PM:         Middle School Finalists Presentation (ABL, Spellmann Center)
3:30 PM-5:00 PM:         High School Finalists Presentation (Auditorium, Harmon Hall)
6:00 PM-7:00 PM:         Award Ceremony (ABL, Spellmann Center)
7:00 PM-8:00 PM:         District Directors’ meeting during Friday Social Event (ABL, Spellmann Center)


MAS Meeting Schedule

Room assignments can be found in the program available for download (above).


5:00 Executive Committee Meeting

5:30 Registration Opens

6:00-8:00 On-campus Social


7:30 AM – Registration Opens

7:30-9:00 Registration and Poster setup

9:00-12:00 Oral Presentations

  • Agriculture 1 – (location TBD)
  • Agriculture 2 – (location TBD)
  • Atmospheric Science – (location TBD)
  • Biochem/Biomed/Biotech 1 – (location TBD)
  • Biochem/Biomed/Biotech 2 – (location TBD)
  • Biology – (location TBD)
  • Chemistry – (location TBD)
  • Conservation – (location TBD)
  • Conservation 2 – (location TBD)
  • Geography – (location TBD)
  • Geology/Geosciences – (location TBD)
  • Math and Computer Science – (location TBD)
  • Physics/Engineering 1 – (location TBD)
  • Physics/Engineering 2 – (location TBD)
  • Science Education – (location TBD)
  • Social and Behavioral Science 1 – (location TBD)
  • Social and Behavioral Science 2 – (location TBD)

12:00-1:00 Lunch Break (University Cafeteria)

1:00-1:30 Business Meeting

1:30-2:15 Plenary Session (Speaker – TBA)

2:15-3:30 Poster Session (location TBD)