A NewsNote from the ASA

NewsNote | March 20, 2019

Join Us for the 2019 Annual Meeting!

We're looking forward to seeing you at this year's Annual Meeting. The theme of ASA 2019 is Exploring Creation, combining the scientific aspect of exploration with the theological concept of the natural world as creation. This theme epitomizes the work of the ASA, focusing on understanding science and related fields in the context of our Christian faith. We have six fabulous plenary speakers, and parallel sessions and a poster session on various aspects of creation, digital technology, and other topics.  Registration will open in April.

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Please Help Us End the Year Strong by March 31, 2019!



Thank you very much for your generous donations to our Annual Fund appeal. Our fiscal year ends on March 31 and we are seeking to raise another $15,000 to balance the operating budget. Would you prayerfully consider a first-time or additional gift to help us meet our funding goal?




Christians in Chemistry at the American Chemistry Society


Christians in Chemistry will gather again informally at the semi-annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, in Orlando, Florida. As in the past, we will meet for one hour on Monday evening at 5:30 PM. Although this is not an April Fools joke, the date of our meeting is April 1, 2019. Announcement of the exact room in the Convention Center will follow. All chemists at the ACS meeting are invited, including undergraduate and graduate students. I am delighted to report that two distinguished chemists have agreed to share for 20 minutes each: James (“Jim”) Tour from Rice University; and Thomas (“Tom”) Rizzo from EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland. Jim is fiery and Tom is cerebral, but they share a living faith in the Lord Jesus. After our hour together, as many who are free are invited to join for an even more informal dinner, location to be determined.  Contact: Fritz Schaefer.




Leslie Wickman Giving the Keynote Address at COFAS


Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. (Free Event, Open to the Public without Registration): Keynote addresses on the 2019 Conference on Faith and Science (COFAS) theme of “Pursuing Science and Christian Faith for Human Flourishing” by Leslie Wickman, Executive Director of the American Scientific Affiliation, and Stephen Barr, President of the Society of Catholic Scientists.

COFAS features excellent speakers, researchers, and academics in the fields of Biological, Biomedical, and Health Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Environmental Sciences and Sustainability; Historical, Philosophical, and Theological Studies of Faith and Science; Physical and Molecular Sciences / Astronomy and Cosmology; and Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Sciences. Please see their website for more information about speakers and event schedule.



ASA Contingent at the BioLogos Conference


March 27-29, 2019


We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming BioLogos conference in Baltimore, MD. ASA will have a booth in the exhibit hall so please stop by to say hi to Leslie, Stephen Moshier, Sy Garte, and others who will be in attendance. If you have not yet registered, there is still time and you can do so here.



Upcoming Ohio Chapter Meeting

Come join us at our Spring event of science exploration and Christian fellowship!

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Northwest Presbyterian Church
6400 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43016

Guest Speakers: Dillard Faries, Wheaton College - "Amazing Grace of Quantum Physics" and Dana Oleskiewicz, Water Management Association of Ohio - "Environmental Stewardship and Citizen Science to Strengthen Faith Communities."

Lunch will be ordered from a local eatery with contributions requested.

Contact Dana Oleskiewicz at 330-466-5631 or oleskiewicz@windstream.net if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

Loryn Philips Is the New Leader of CWiS

We are delighted to inform you that Loryn Phillips has taken on the role of CWiS (Christian Women in Science) leader. Loryn is a Christian woman who is a scientist pursuing a life in expressing the love of Jesus through the gift of science. She is graduating from the University of New Mexico in May with a BS in biology with a concentration in biotechnology. She will begin her MS in biology in the Fall of 2019. 

Loryn currently works at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM, as a laboratory technician. At the age of thirty and married for nearly five years, Loryn has experienced the grace of God many times through various struggles. She has a passion to serve Christian women and scientists. She hopes to further maintain and grow the values of this inspiring organization of Christian women in science.
Loryn brings much enthusiasm and passion. We are excited about her desire to engage the ever-growing number of Christian women in science within the ASA. Please stay tuned for an interest survey and ways you can become involved with CWiS, including participating in a panel discussion at ASA 2019 in Wheaton, IL.

Questions? Reach out to us at asa@asa3.org

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