2016 National Convention, March 31 - April 2, 2016 
McKendree University, Lebanon, IL

McKendree University


TENTATIVE Convention Schedule Overview

5 - 7 PM Registration
- PAC Lobby

7:00-9:00 PM Student Social - The Lair
6:30-10:00 PM Faculty Executive Meeting - PAC214

Friday - The Hett
7:45 AM Registration and Poster Set-up
8:00 - 8:40 AM Opening Meeting 
8:40 - 10:00 AM Oral Presentations 
10:00 - 11:00 AM Poster Presentations 
11:00 - 12:00 Oral Presentations
1:00 -5:00 PM Field Trips
6:30 - 7:30 PM Banquet 
7:30 - 8:00 PM Keynote Speaker
Dr. Barbara Schaal, Mary Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Washington University
8:00-8:30 Awards Presentations
8:30 - 9:20 PM Committee Meetings

Saturday - Bothwell Chapel
8:00 - 8:15 AM Committee Meetings
8:20 - 9:40 AM Oral Presentations
9:40 - 10:20 AM Bread & Circuit Riders
10:20 - 11:40 AM Oral Presentations
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Closing Meeting
1:00  - 1:15 PM Chapter Photo Session


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Dr. Barbara SchaalKeynote Speaker : Dr Barbara Schaal

Title:  Basic Discovery and Society

 Fundamental or basic science has an essential role in the health and well being of individuals, societies and nations.   Scientific discoveries lead to advances in agriculture, medicine and industry.  The challenge is to foster a vigorous basic science enterprise while at the same time supporting an ecosystem that develops these discoveries into new technologies. 

Dr. Schaal is the Mary Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Washington University.  She is a plant evolutionary biologist who uses DNA sequences and genomics to understand evolutionary processes such as gene flow, geographical differentiation, and the domestication of crop species. Her most recent work focuses on the evolutionary genomics of rice.


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