The 5th annual summit of the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine was a tremendous success in every regard. The event featured a great group of speakers and the poster session on Sunday night also received high marks from presenters and attendees as an informative opportunity to ‘break the ice’ and begin the conversation. VASEM members and organizers, XJ Meng (NAS), Florence Haseltine (NAM), and Robert Carey (NAM) thank everyone who contributed as speakers, poster presenters or attendees.

If you missed the event, you can see photos from the reception and summit on the VASEM website. You can also view them on our Flickr site. Preparation of the summit report is underway and will soon be available online and as a hard copy in early 2018. Previous Summit reports are found online or contact Andrew Densmore for a printed copy.

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Many groups collaborated to make this event possible. Thanks to the generous Summit Sponsor, MAXIMUS Corp. and the Lecture Sponsors, VASEM was able to provide a cost-free attendance. In addition, the National Academy of Sciences provided the prestigious meeting space free of charge and Senator Mark Warner served as the Summit host for the 5th year in a row.


-Dr. Patricia Dove