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The 2018 American Scientific Affiliation

Annual Meeting

July 27–30

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

 We love our ASA Student Members!

 Thank you for your interest in attending the ASA 2018 Annual Meeting. If you are a returning student, welcome back! We are so happy to have you again. If this will be your first meeting, here are a few things you can expect:

  • Excellent plenary sessions from speakers at the top of their field
  • Opportunities for fellowship and networking with other ASA members from around the country
  • A special student track and reception
  • Saturday evening event with Francis Collins
  • Field trips around the North Shore and in Boston (for an additional fee)
  • Opportunities to present a paper or poster
  • New England Clambake
  • Softball and Volleyball game
  • Meat Meet Ups
  • InterVarsity Fellowship Reception

Annual Meeting testimonial from Grand Canyon student, Zack Merhavy:

"After starting the chapter at GCU, we wanted to get as involved as possible, so naturally, we had to go to the Annual Meeting, apply for the student scholarship, and try to hear from as many members of ASA as possible. Looking back at the experiences over the last year with ASA, it has been incredible to hear from so many accomplished individuals who never lost sight of, and truly believe in, the idea that science and faith will never be separate from one another. It was being able to spend a few days with so many like-minded people that not only expanded our knowledge on the concept, but who are individuals we can look up to and be connected with all over the world. ASA is an incredible opportunity for anyone needing that deeper understanding of how science and faith can coexist and work as one. It is a place where students, education professionals, and industry professionals alike can share ideas and present what they have learned and tested. We are very excited to see what the 2018 Annual Meeting has in store for us this year!"

 Scholarship Information

We know that as students money can be tight. The ASA would like to help make your attendance at ASA 2018 a possibility. Registration for student members is always FREE (a $275 value).  Click HERE to apply for a scholarship for assistance with lodging and meals only.

  • 50% off scholarships are available for student members
  • 75% off scholarships are available for student members who have an accepted abstract

*New* Special Student One-Day Meal & Lecture Combo Ticket

Thanks to a grant we have received specifically for helping students attend ASA 2018, we are offering a $25 ticket for attendance at ASA 2018 for Saturday, July 28 only. This ticket is great for students that live locally in the New England area and might not be able to register for the whole weekend. The ticket includes:

    • Plenary session with Nigel de S. Cameron
    • Choice of attending many different sessions on various science and faith topics (to view schedule, click here).
    • Opportunity to attend student-only sessions sponsored by InterVarsity's Emerging Scholars Network.
    • Lunch in Lane student center with other conference attendees.
    • Catered New England style clambake for dinner
    • Evening lecture with Francis Collins 
    • After-lecture reception and Coffee House

You can select this one-day event ticket when you register here.

ASA Student Membership

Not an ASA student member? No problem! Annual membership is also FREE for students (an $85 value). Click HERE to become a member. Benefits of membership include:

  • Free registration to the Annual Meeting
  • Access to our online Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith quarterly journal.
  • Networking opportunities at local chapter meetings
  • and more!