Werner Wieland, Professor of Biological Sciences at University of Mary Washington, has been elected a Fellow of Virginia Academy of Science. Professor Wieland attended the Annual Meeting of VAS May 23-25, 2013 where his student Yoshi Takeda presented results from their work as part of the UMW Summer Science Institute entitled “Turtles of the Fredericksburg Canal: Introduced Species and Estimates of Population Sizes.
Professor Wieland has been an active member of VAS since 1984 and has held a variety of leadership positions in the Academy. In May 2005, he was elected VAS Vice-President and served as Program Chair for the 84th Annual Meeting in 2006. He was President of the Academy in 2007-2008 and has served as Editor of the Virginia Journal of Science since 2002.
At the same meeting Deborah O’Dell, Professor of Biological Sciences, was elected President of the Virginia Academy of Science. Professors O’Dell, Rosemary Barra, Theresa Grana, Stephen Fuller, Lynn Lewis, and Deborah Zies of the Department of Biological Sciences also made presentations at the meeting. Professor Stephen Gallik attended as Councilor for the Section on Biology.