ASA Meeting 2016, Azusa CA

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The 2016 ASA meeting will be held July 22-25 at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.

Programme theme: “Brain, Mind, and Faith”

Event Details

Early-bird pricing ends May 31.

Theme Text: I Corinthians 15:53: “For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.” (NIV)

Registration is now open!

Chair: Michael Everest
Local Arrangement Co-Chairs:
Kathleen Tallman and Sarah Richart

Please join us in beautiful Southern California at APU to celebrate this important milestone. We are planning a myriad of special activities that you won’t want to miss!


  1.  75th Anniversary Appreciation Dinner
  2. Special 75th Anniversary Edition of PSCF
  3. 75th Anniversary History Symposium – featuring each of the three quarter centuries
  4. 75th Anniversary commemorative keepsakes
  5. And much more!

Plenary Speakers:

  • FRIDAY, July 22, 2016, 7:00 PM William “Bill” Newsome is the Harman Family Provostial Professor, Vincent V. C. Woo Director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute, and Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University. He has a BS from Stetson and a PhD from California Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including being elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society, the Dan David Prize, and being elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences. His research aims to understand the neuronal processes that mediate visual perception and visually guided behavior.

  • SATURDAY, July 23, 2016, 8:45 AM Roger Wiens is a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he is principal investigator for the ChemCam instrument on the Mars Curiosity Rover. He has a BS in physics from Wheaton College and a PhD in physics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Previously he was flight payload lead for the GENESIS project, the first mission to return to Earth from beyond the moon. In addition to having published his scientific autobiography, Red Rover (Basic Books, 2013), he is a contributing author to the recent book, Grand Canyon: Monument to an Ancient Earth (Kregel Publications, 2016). His whitepaper “Radiometric Dating: A Christian Perspective” is the most downloaded document of all time from the ASA website.

  • SATURDAY, July 23, 2016, 8:00 PM Edward B. “Ted” Davis is Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College and a former ASA president. Ted is editor (with Michael Hunter) of The Works of Robert Boyle (Cambridge University Press, 1996) and the author of dozens of articles and essays about the history of science and Christianity. His current project, supported by the National Science Foundation and the Templeton Foundation, examines the religious activities and beliefs of prominent American scientists from the period between the two world wars. He also writes bi-weekly columns on historical topics for BioLogos.

  • SUNDAY, July 24, 2016, 11:00 AM Justin Barrett is the chief project developer for Fuller Theological Seminary’s Office for Science, Theology, and Religion Initiatives (STAR) and director of the PhD in psychological science at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. An experimental psychologist, Barrett taught for five years in Oxford University’s School of Anthropology, and is best known for his research on the scientific study of religion. His authored books are Why Would Anyone Believe in God? (AltaMira Press, 2004), Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology: From Human Minds to Divine Minds (Templeton Press, 2011), and Born Believers: The Science of Children’s Religious Belief (Atria Books, 2012).

  • MONDAY, July 25, 2016, 8:45 AM Audrey (Ellerbee) Bowden is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She holds a BSE in electrical engineering from Princeton University, a PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University, and completed postdoctoral training in chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University. She spent a short time as an International Fellow at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore and as a Legislative Assistant in the United States Senate through the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows Program sponsored by the OSA and SPIE. Bowden directs the Stanford Biomedical Optics group, whose mission is to develop and deploy novel tools for optical imaging at the microscale and nanoscale. The group also has a particular interest in the development of low-cost, portable technologies suited for use in poorly resourced environments.

Concurrent Sessions

  • Christian Women in Science
  • Emerging Scholars Network
  • 75th Anniversary of the ASA
  • Physical Sciences
  • Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Mind Sciences
  • Appropriate Technology and Stewardship
  • Teaching Faith and Science

Workshop Speakers:

  • Denis Lamoureux
  • Douglas Lauffenburger

Nearby Attractions Include:

  • Cystal Cove State Park
  • Huntington Library and Gardens, and San Gabriel Mission
  • Joshua Tree national Park
  • J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Griffith Park Observatory and Planetarium
  • Jet Propulsion Lab ( )

More information at the ASA website.


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