Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 2010 conference (MASAL 2010)

Venue: Calvin College

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 26, 2010 End Date/Time: Mar 26, 2010
Registration Date: Feb 16, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jan 26, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2009
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Conference presenters DO NOT need to be from Michigan or member institutions. While many presenters are current or retired college faculty members or college students, other presenters come from non-profit organizations, for-profit research companies, governmental agencies, public libraries, K-12 Education, etc.

PAPERS OR POSTERS can be presented in the following sections/disciplines:

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Botany & Plant Ecology
Environmental Science & Ecology
French & Italian Language & Literature
Geological Sciences
Germanic Languages & Literature
Health & Human Services
History of Science & Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies in Science
Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences
Language & Literature
Library & Information Sciences
Medieval Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science
Rhetoric & Composition
Slavic & East European Studies
Spanish Language, Literature & Culture
Women’s Studies

Abstracts are due November 30, 2009. Find the necessary forms and instructions at: http://www.alma.edu/michiganacademy/Annual_Meeting/Call_for_Papers.

Send completed abstract submission form and an abstract by email attachment to the Academy office at masalabstracts@alma.edu.

Section chairs and/or the Academy will notify authors of acceptance of papers in December 2009.

Registration and membership information will be emailed to the authors of all accepted papers from the Michigan Academy office and can be found on the website.

Proposals for special panels are welcome. Posters displaying graphical materials associated with research are welcome and are displayed concurrently with section meetings and listed in the program.

Presentations are usually at least 10–15 minutes each, followed by discussion.

Abstracts of papers presented at the conference are published in an issue of the Academy's journal, the Michigan Academician. Full papers are invited to be considered for publication in the journal. See the website for guidelines. Papers undergo peer review.


Additional Information

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES (Also see required membership dues below) All presenters (faculty, non-student & student) must pay a conference registration fee. Early registration (by 1/26/10) is $60; Regular registration (1/27-2/16/10) is $80; Onsite registration is $100. ADDITIONAL REQUIRED DUES All non-student presenters must become members of the Academy. Annual dues for 2009-2010 are $65 for members affiliated with Academy member institutions, $80 for unaffiliated members, $45 for retirees if affiliated with an Academy member organization and $55 if not affiliated with a member school. Full membership includes a subscription to the Michigan Academician. Students receive a limited complimentary student membership with their registration to present. ACADEMY MEMBER INSTITUTIONS Presenters DO NOT NEED TO BE AFFILIATED with a member institution. However, those employed by member institutions pay lower membership dues. Adrian College~Alma College~Andrews University~Calvin College~Central Michigan University~Cornerstone University~ Eastern Michigan University~Ferris State University~Grand Valley State University~Henry Ford Community College~Hope College~ Kettering University~Lake Superior State University~Macomb Community College~Madonna University~Marygrove College~ Michigan State University~Northern Michigan University~Oakland Community College~Oakland University~Saginaw Valley State University~ Schoolcraft College~University of Detroit Mercy~Wayne State University~Western Michigan University