2022 Eastern Colleges Science Conference


ECSC | IONA COLLEGE
2 April 2022

The Eastern Colleges Science Conference for 2022 will occur at
Iona College of New Rochelle New York on April 02, 2022.
Please mark your calendars and visit this site frequently for details.
Participants are encouraged to view the ‘judging’ items on the website
for their preparations for their materials for the conference.


2021 ECSC Program


Instructions for Poster Sessions

We are looking forward to your poster presentations at the ECSC meeting on April 2! Below are a few instructions/guidelines – if you need any additional information, please be in touch!

 

Posters will be set up on easels in the East Gymnasium of the Hynes Athletic Center.

Each poster has been assigned to a specific session, and given a specific number (please see attached document).

Please set up your poster on the easel with your assigned number. Posters should be set up with a cardboard backing (if you can bring a tri-fold with you, that would be best, but we should have some that we can lend if needed – please let us know at the check-in desk if you need a tri-fold).

Posters should be 36 x 48 inches (the orientation can be either portrait or landscape – whatever best suits your design).

Please set up posters before the start of your session, and make sure to leave them up until the end of your session! Students are asked to be at their posters for the first hour of the session, and then leave them up for the next half hour (in case judges wish to return).

Session 1: Students should be at posters from 10:30 – 11:30 AM,
and posters should remain up until noon.

Session 2: Students should be at posters from 1:30 – 2:30 PM,
and posters should remain up until 3 PM

Session 3: Students should be at posters from 4:15 – 5:15 PM.
Please collect posters before dinner/leaving the meeting.

Because the schedule was made with space and timing of judges in mind,
we will not be able to switch around presentations.
Please make sure to present at your assigned time.

 

2022 Eastern Colleges Science Conference

Schedule

8:00 – 9:00
Check in at East Gymnasium, Hynes Athletic Center
Breakfast at the Mulcahy Gymnasium, Hynes Athletic Center

9:00 – 9:30
Welcoming remarks at Mulcahy Gymnasium, Hynes Athletic Center

9:30 – 10:30
Apoorva Mandavilli
"The challenges of covering a fast-moving pandemic"

at the Mulcahy Gymnasium, Hynes Athletic Center

10:30 – 12:00
Poster session #1 at East Gymnasium, Hynes Athletic Center
Platform presentations for Molecular Biology and Genetics at the LaPenta School of Business, Room 105
Platform presentations for Health and Psychology at the LaPenta School of Business, Room 201

12:00 – 1:30
Lunch, LaPenta School of Business, Atrium
Lunch and Business Meeting, Spellman Hall, Faculty Reception Room

1:30 – 3:00
Poster session #2 at East Gymnasium, Hynes Athletic Center
Platform presentations for Chemistry at the LaPenta School of Business, Room 105

3:00 – 3:15
Coffee break at the Mulcahy Gymnasium, Hynes Athletic Center

3:15 – 4:15
Steven Novella
“Science vs. Pseudoscience”

at the Mulcahy Gymnasium, Hynes Athletic Center

4:15 – 5:15
Poster session #3 at East Gymnasium, Hynes Athletic Center
Platform presentations for Biochemistry at the LaPenta School of Business, Room 105

6:00
Gala Dinner and Awards at the Mulcahy Gymnasium, Hynes Athletic Center


For the 2022 Conference: The individual registration fee will be $20,
the individual banquet fee will be $20 and as in the past few years,
there is no institutional registration fee.

The deadline for individual registrations, abstracts and full length papers
are due by February 28, 2022 at midnight.
Instructions for registrations and abstracts will be posted at this site on the website.
Instructions for full-length papers are given under the “Judging” icon at the website.
Participants are referred to the “Judging” icon for all questions regarding the judging of presentations for the conference.


Registration

To register for conference attendance:

ECSC | Conference Registration

Deadline for registration is February 28.



Gala Dinner

To register for the Gala Dinner:

ECSC | Gala Dinner Registration

Deadline for registration is February 28.



Abstract Submission

To apply for a presentation:

ECSC | Abstract Submission

Deadline for abstract submissions is February 28.

A registration fee of $20 is required to complete registration for the conference,
and an additional $20 fee is required for the Gala Dinner.

On the 2nd page of each registration form is a link for payment.
This link will also be emailed in your confirmation email,
should you need to access it at a later time.

At the payment link, multiple participants may be paid for using a single transaction;
please make sure to indicate who is being paid for, and that all participants fill out an individual registration form.

Please make sure to click “submit” on the registration form when it is completed.

For submitting an abstract: you will be asked to indicate whether you wish to be considered for a poster or a platform (oral) presentation within the application.

Please have an abstract saved as a .doc or a .pdf file and ready to upload, or text that you can copy/paste into the appropriate field.

If you are experiencing any problems, or have any questions regarding the conference or registration, please contact David Zuckerman at:

dzuckerman@iona.edu

Our goal is to provide a safe environment for all participants.
We encourage vaccination for all who are medically able.



Speakers for the 2022 ECSC conference


Apoorva Mandavilli:

"The challenges of covering a fast-moving pandemic"


Eastern Colleges Science Conference Logo | Apoorva Mandavilli

Apoorva Mandavilli is a reporter for The New York Times, focusing on science and global health. She currently covers the coronavirus pandemic, vaccinations, the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. She is the 2019 winner of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting.

Ms. Mandavilli co-founded Culture Dish, an organization dedicated to enhancing diversity in science journalism, and was the founding chair of the Diversity Committee for the National Association of Science Writers. She has a Master of Arts degree in journalism from New York University and a Master of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada


Dr. Steven Novella:

“Science vs. Pseudoscience”


Eastern Colleges Science Conference | Dr. Steven Novella

Dr. Novella is an academic neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine. He is the president and co-founder of the New England Skeptical Society, and host of the podcast, “The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe.” He is also the author of NeuroLogicaBlog, a popular science blog that covers news and issues in neuroscience, but also general science, scientific skepticism, philosophy of science, critical thinking, and the intersection of science with the media and society. Dr. Novella also contributes every Wednesday to Science-Based Medicine, a blogdedicated to issues of science and medicine. He is also a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) and a founding fellow of the Institute for Science in Medicine. He has a regular column in the Skeptical Inquirer – The Science of Medicine. Dr. Novella is also a Senior Fellow for the James Randi Educational Foundation and directs their Science-Based Medicine program.


Preliminary Event Details


A map of the Iona College campus may be found at:

Iona College | Campus Map


Parking is available for free at the garage (P6 on the campus map).

When participants arrive, they should check in at the Hynes Athletic Center
(building 10 on the campus map).

Tables will be outside of the glass doors closest to the garage
(rain site: hallway inside the glass doors).

Lunch will be provided. Participants will receive a box lunch in the atrium of the LaPenta School of Business (building 7 on the camps map),
and there will be indoor and (covered) outdoor dining available.

For indoor dining, please make sure to eat in designated areas only
(designated areas have large air volume and fresh-air ventilation).

The Board meeting/lunch will be buffet style in a large, well-ventilated room (open windows)
in the Hynes Athletic Center.

Posters will be presented in the main gymnasium of the Hynes Athletic Center, and maximum spacing will be ensured.

Easels or tables will be numbered, and participants can set up their posters at their assigned location.

Participants should make sure to bring a firm (e.g., cardboard tri-fold) poster board as backing,
as these will not be provided.

Masks will be required by presenters and poster viewers, and eating or drinking will be prohibited.

Platform presentations will be held in classrooms in the LaPenta School of Business,
a building with central, fresh-air ventilation.

Masks will be required, and eating or drinking will be prohibited.

The morning session and banquet will be held in the lower gymnasium in the Hynes Athletic Center.

Food will be presented buffet-style, and can be eaten at tables.
We ask participants to wear a mask when they are not eating.

Please contact David Zuckerman with any concerns, questions, or suggestions.
We look forward to seeing you!

dzuckerman@iona.edu




COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR ECSC 2022


As the pandemic due to Covid-19 is unpredictable, the rules below may change at any time.
This website will be updated with any changes, and current policies for Iona College may be found here:

Iona College | Covid-19 Policies


The current safety protocols are:

Mask-wearing is required for all indoor activities, regardless of vaccination status. The only exception to this rule is when a person is eating, which should only take place outdoors or in designated areas. All efforts will be made to host meals in large, well-ventilated areas.

No food or drinks are allowed in any classroom.

Anyone experiencing symptoms that may be construed as Covid-19, or who has been asked to isolate or quarantine for any reason should NOT come to the Iona College campus for any reason.

No vaccination or testing status is currently required.



HOTEL INFORMATION

Limited block of hotel rooms reserved at each of these 2 hotels:


The Marriott Residence Inn New Rochelle

35 LeCount Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Book your group rate for ECSC | Iona College Room Block

Marriott | ECSC | Iona College Room Block

Friday, April 1, 2022 - Sunday, April 3, 2022
Last Day to Book: Friday, April 1, 2022
$189 USD - $209 USD per night



The Radisson Hotel | New Rochelle

One Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Book your group rate for ECSC | Iona College Room Block

Radisson | ECSC | Iona College Room Block

Use code ECSC21

Discounted rate for a block of 20 rooms:
$159.00/night plus tax if booked by March 1, 2022

To contact the hotel directly 914-576-3700 ext. 237
Use group name: ECSC | Iona College Group
Central Reservations 800-333-3333



Posted 26 March 2022