November 2022

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KAS has been standing up for Science in Kentucky since 1914! We encourage aspiring scientists, promote science literacy, give science a voice in policymaking, and recognize those who make the future brighter through scientific discovery.


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EPSCoR & IDeA News Established Program for Stimulating Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and Institutional Development Award (IDeA), including federal funding opportunities and more! EPSCoR is a program serving states such as Kentucky, to build capacity for federally funded scientific research.

Ky- INBRE Recent News  KY IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence supports biomedical researchers and educators within the Commonwealth. The purpose of the network is to develop infrastructure and capacity for biomedical research and training in the state. Their newsletter  has training events, funding leads, and job opportunities.  You can also subscribe at the above link.

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KAS has set up a listserv so our members can talk to each other, to share science-related news & announcements, offers, requests, questions and answers.

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Get your COVID Booster to continue stay safe!

We're looking forward to seeing hundreds of you in Morehead next month, and we want you to stay safe & healthy wherever you are. Updated boosters are now available - we are encouraging everyone to get one before gathering in Morehead!

Kentucky counties are doing fairly well in managing COVID-19 with most counties now in green (as of October 28th 2022). We must remain vigilant to keep COVID-19 in check in the Commonwealth, especially as we prepare for the holidays. Check your local status and find a vaccine close to you here:

Be an Informed Voter on Tuesday Nov 8!

Rob Weber, KAS Communications and Policy Director

KAS, in collaboration with the National Science Policy Network, distributed a questionnaire to candidates running for state and federal legislative offices in Kentucky. The ten-question survey covered topics including STEM education, innovation, PFAS chemicals, and climate change.

Click here to view survey responses and be informed this coming election.

We are grateful to the candidates who responded to the survey! Survey responses inform voters and provide opportunities for ongoing public discussion on science policy matters. 

Check out the Kentucky Voter Information Portal for more information about the November 8 Election, including polling places and sample ballots.

See you in Morehead, November 10-12!

KAS/KJAS Annual Meeting
November 10-12, 2022
Annual Meeting pre-registration deadline is November 3rd. Teacher Workshop registration will remain open through November 12th

Meeting details are now available in the Online Meeting Program. The online program will be updated should there be any changes up until the meeting opens. You can also click here for additional details about this year's meeting. We are very excited to see everyone again!

We would like to thank our Sponsors and Partners: Center for STEM+eXcellence, Kentucky State University, ASRC Michelin, Murray State Jones College of Science Engineering & Technology, ECM Biosciences, Kentucky Science Center, Kentucky Paleontological Society, and the Geological Society of Kentucky. And of course, a big thanks to our host, Morehead State University!

See you there!

Annual Meeting Teacher Workshops, still open

Teacher Workshops
November 10 and 12

There is still space available in the Teacher Workshops during the Annual Meeting. Teacher Workshops will be on November 10th, Thursday, and November 12th, Saturday. These workshops are offered at no cost to K-12 teachers. Certificates will be offered to participants to secure professional development credit. The following workshop options are available:
  • DNA in Color
  • Aquaculture
  • Tree Rings
  • Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE)
  • Color Mixing using Glow Sticks and Spectroscopy
  • Geology Field Trip (full)

Annual Meeting Keynote, Dr. Armani

Traveling Through Disciplines
Dr. Andrea Armani

Keynote, November 12th, 11:15 AM

Prof. Andrea Armani works across disciplinary boundaries. Dr. Armani is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Southern California where she is developing novel non-linear materials and integrated optical devices that can be used in understanding disease progression and in quantum optics. 

Welcome Junior Kentuckian Scientists!

We welcome the Kentucky Junior Academy of Science into the 2022 KAS Annual Meeting. Our partners at the Center for STEM+ eXcellence are helping us produce a terrific experience for our young scientists in middle and high schools. 

Bring Your Resume! Get Ready to Network at the Annual Meeting

Networking Sessions and Exhibitors
November 11 and 12

The Annual Meeting November 11-12 offers a variety of opportunities to network and learn about STEM Career Pathways, so bring your resume!

On November 11th, Friday, at 2:45 PM, there will be Networking Sessions where you can meet colleagues in your discipline to share your interests and your experiences along your career path. Find out about careers in Ecology, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Psychology, Chemistry, AND MORE! Check out the Online Meeting Program to learn more.

On November 11-12, Friday and Saturday, Exhibitors will be sharing information about careers. Stop by the Exhibitor tables to meet with and talk to them about opportunities!

KAS Research Grants Applications now open

Applications for the KAS Research Grants are due November 15

KAS professional and student members are eligible to apply for 2023 KAS Research Grants. Applications are due November 15, 2022. Click here for more details about the available grants and the proposal/submission process.

The following categories are available. You can follow the lnks to see listing of recent grant awardees:
KAS requests that grant awardees present their research at a KAS Annual meeting. 

KAS Professional Members:  If you're not planning to submit a grant this year, would you be interested in reviewing grant proposals? We are looking for 8-10 reviewers to read and review grants between November and January.  To sign up, login at and find a link in your Member Menu, Thank you!

Mitigation of Pandemic Impacts on Children

Our colleagues at the Washington State Academy of Sciences are sharing a video link from their recent symposium,  "Mitigation of Pandemic Impacts on Children"

Watch the video from the symposium by clicking here.

Science Job Postings around KY

If you're looking for a job or if you're hiring, pop over to our jobs page. Please send any job announcements to and include contact information and closing date. We have several new job postings this month that you can view by clicking here. 
KAS Newsletter - November 2022