July 14, 2024

UMW Hosts Annual Virginia Academy of Science Meeting

The University of Mary Washington’s Fredericksburg Campus hosted the annual meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science on May 16. More than 200 scientists including faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate students from across the state, attended, presenting their work in both oral and poster presentations. The meeting took place across campus, including classrooms in the Jepson Science Center and the Hurley Convergence Center Digital Auditorium, where nearly 90 posters were displayed.

UMW Adjunct Instructor of Earth and Environmental Sciences John Tippett delivered the keynote speech – Bridging Science and Policy: The Story of stormwater bioremediation in Virginia – in Dodd Auditorium. Assistant Professor of Physics Desmond Villalba also spoke.

UMW Professors Debra O’Dell, Parrish Waters, April Wynn, Swati Agrawal, Ginny Morriss and Laura Sipe had students who presented at the meeting.

Also during the meeting, Waters was installed as VAS president, and Wynn was installed as treasurer.

UMW staff, including Susan Worrell, Susan Lafayette, Leslie Jacobs, Doug Noble, and Ryan Imrie, along with Kyle Kouri with Sodexo, helped make the event possible.