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The 2017 meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science was held on April 8 at Glenville State College. Program

Former WVAS President Donald D. Gray has published a second edition of A First Course in Fluid Mechanics for Civil Engineers. Further information about the book is available at http://www.wrpllc.com/books/fcfm2.html. Dr. Gray is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University.

The Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science is now online! The Proceedings publishes original peer-reviewed research, reviews, and meeting abstracts in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Mining, Physics, Psychology, Science Education, History of Science, Philosophy of Science, Social Science, Health Science, and Environmental Science. Author Guidelines; More...

Homer Duppstadt who we had just put out a post [see below] about died 6/28/16 at the age of 97. He was born on 5/18/1919, was a Sgt. In the Signal Corp. in WWII and a graduate of Shippensburg Univ. (BS) where he just attended his 75th class reunion. He was married for 70 years and got a Masters from both PSU and WVU. He continued to take classes accumulating 520 college credits with 275 in biology. He taught in high schools and universities and had two books published; Spring Wild Flowers of Central Pennsylvania with Earl Core and A preliminary survey of the vascular flora of Wolf Swamp watershed: A research report (Contribution from the Herbarium of West Virginia University) as well as a number of publications. He was an assistant at the WVU herbarium (1974-1992), a pastor, blacksmith, gardener and farmed his family property. We are all lifelong learners but he puts most of us to shame in his zeal for life and learning. I am sad to remove his name from our roster. [Sad news repectfully submitted by Roger Seeber]

Dr. Roger Seeber, WVAS treasurer, reports on some of our life members and reflects on the health benefits of being a member of the Academy. After updating the WVAS membership lists, he found some interesting data and nice responses from a couple of our more senior members. More…

The 2016 meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science was hosted by the College of Science at Marshall University on April 9, 2016. Student awardees; Program

Are you missing copies of the Proceedings? Richard Ford, Editor for the West Virginia Academy of Science, has left-over Proceedings, covering roughly 2010 to the present. He can mail a copy of the Proceedings to WVAS members who didn't get one (while supplies last). If you are a WVAS member who did not receive your copy of the Proceedings, please contact Dr. Ford at 101D Hamblin Hall, West Virginia State University, Box 1000, Institute, WV 25112-1000 (office 304-766-5742; fordri@wvstateu.edu) and include the volume (or year) and number, and your preferred mailing address.

Future Meetings of the West Virginia Academy of Science: 2018 – WV Wesleyan; 2019 – West Liberty.

“West Virginia Wetland” Diorama Named in Honor of Former WVAS President, Ron Fortney. The West Virginia University, Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, has developed a natural history museum to display many of the state’s native wildlife species in natural habitat dioramas. The museum is being designed to educate students and the general public about species and the habitats they occupy. The “West Virginia Wetland” diorama is named in honor of former WVAS President, Ron Fortney. We are continuing to seek funding for the Ron Fortney Wetland Display. We thank everyone who has donated and we appreciate all future donations in Ron's memory.  Please contact Jim Anderson at 304 276-8956 or jim.anderson@mail.wvu.edu if you wish to discuss a potential donation. 
Are you eligible for Emeritus membership? If you are retired and have been a regular member of the Academy for at least 15 years, you are eligible for Emeritus status. Emeritus members are exempt from further payment of dues but retain all rights of regular membership. To apply, send a written request to the Academy Treasurer. Emeritus status is conferred by majority vote the Executive Committee in accordance with Section I, Paragraph 4 of the Academy By-Laws.

Notice to Emeritus members - please consider donating your collections of the Proceedings to the West Virginia Academy of Science to help complete the collections in libraries.

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  • The West Virginia Academy of Science is an organization to meet and work with professional associates in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Mining, Physics, Psychology and Education, History and Philosophy of Science and Social Science. It is a corporation chartered by the authority of the West Virginia legislature for the advancement of scientific knowledge and the promotion of scientific work in West Virginia.

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    West Virginia Academy of Science Warner Outstanding Teacher Award winner Thomas Schreiber from Cabell Midland High School.


    Marshall Host Marcia Harrison [left] with plenary speakers: Maria Babiuc-Hamilton, Travis Salisbury, and Jayme Waldron.



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