*Abstract Submission for 2024 is CLOSED!*

You DO NOT need to be a member to submit an abstract, but you will have to become a member to attend the conference.

Links to details about the graduate student competition. research awards, and undergraduate competition are at the bottom of this page.

Please follow these steps to avoid having your abstract rejected!

  1. Review the section descriptions below to select an appropriate Section for your research.
  2. Your TAS login will not work on the submission site, a new account must be created.
  3. Only one presenter per talk or poster is permitted. We encourage the presenting author to submit their own abstracts, but abstracts can be submitted on behalf of someone else.  The presenting author will be the one contacted if there are issues or questions.  Similarly, the same abstract can not be submitted for both a talk and oral presentation - if so abstracts are submitted there must be sufficient differences between them to indicate they are separate submission.
  4. Prepare your abstract using the instructions linked here. Link will download a file.
  5. Please proofread abstracts before submission.  If you are a student submitting, please have your advisor proofread and approve your abstract before you submit it.
  6. Once you are ready to submit, you can click on the link below to submit your abstract.
  7. Abstract Submission DEADLINE is Dec 11, 2023 at Midnight. 
  8. All abstracts are reviewed.  If  changes are needed, the reviewer will contact the authors.
  9. If you are submitting an oral presentation, please do not forget to bring a thumb drive with your presentation to the meeting! Show up early to upload your presentation to the computer. 
  10. If you are planning to present a poster, then here is a poster template that is the correct size. See Poster Guidelines.


Submit abstract using this link

Section descriptions are below to help you determine to which section you should submit.

Anthropology – The Anthropology section organizes forums for the discussion of topics dedicated to different aspects of the human experience. We have historically welcomed submissions from archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, comparative biology, linguistics, primatology, forensic science, and related fields. Entries from all academic levels are considered: practitioners, educators, undergraduate and graduate students.

Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences – The Biomedical Sciences section provides a forum for translational research, thus bridging the gap between basic biological sciences and health sciences. Presentations that involve the etiology, characterization, modeling, and/or treatment of disease including medical microbiology, virology, parasitology and disease vectors, environmental causes of disease, case studies, animal models of disease or disorders, immune responses to disease, drug delivery, pharmaceutical trials, and assessment of non-pharmaceutical treatment regimens are welcome.

Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell and Molecular Biology – The Cell and Molecular Biology section addresses genetics, genomics, structure, and physiology of organisms, or their major macromolecules. The focus is on research results which are applicable across many different disciplines and organisms including human, animal, and plant tissues, as well as prokaryotes, viruses, and prions. Studies may be at the genetic, molecular, biochemical, cellular, or organismal level and may include “omics”-based or computational approaches.

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry is the scientific discipline involved with elements and compounds composed of atoms, molecules and ions: their composition, structure, properties, behavior and the changes they undergo during a reaction with other substances.
Biochemistry is the branch of science that explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. It is a laboratory based science that brings together biology and chemistry. By using chemical knowledge and techniques, biochemists can understand and solve biological problems.

Conservation Ecology
Conservation Ecology -- is the branch of ecology and evolutionary biology that deals with the preservation and management of biodiversity and natural resources. It is a discipline that is emerging rapidly as a result of the accelerating deterioration of natural systems and the worldwide epidemic of species extinctions.

Freshwater Science
Freshwater Science – Freshwater ecosystems include aquifers, streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, ephemeral rivers, wetlands, riparian habitat, and the interactions between aquatic and terrestrial habitat.  The Freshwater Science Section focuses on biotic and abiotic aspects of freshwater ecosystems from the cellular level to ecosystems.  The Section includes all sub-disciplines from genetics to community structure of organisms, ecosystem and physical processes, climate change, and linkages between freshwater ecosystems and surrounding landscapes.  The Section also includes applied aspects such as habitat and water quality assessment, conservation, fisheries and invasive species management, integrated water resource management, human impacts, and restoration. 

Geosciences – Geoscience is the study of the earth.  It is the processes that form and shape Earth's surface, the natural resources we use, and how water and ecosystems are interconnected. 

Marine Science
Marine Science – The Marine Sciences section of TAS is interdisciplinary and involves aspects of how biology, chemistry, geology, physical oceanography, atmospheric science, and ecology operate in the marine environment, as well as the impact of humans on these environments.

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics and Computer Science – The Mathematics and Computer Science section features research in mathematics, computer science, and similar fields, including both pure and applied topics.

Neuroscience – Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary science that is concerned with the study of the structure and function of the nervous system. It encompasses the evolution, development, cellular and molecular biology, physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, and disorders of the nervous system, as well as computational, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience.

Plant Biology
Plant Biology – The Plant Biology section welcomes poster and oral presentations in all aspects of botanical study. Research on plant anatomy, physiology, systematics, bioinformatics, diversity, evolution, genetics, molecular biology and ecology will be considered in this section.

Physics and Engineering
Physics and Engineering – The Physics and Engineering Section seeks to promote scientific research in both applied and fundamental physics and engineering, providing an opportunity for professional and student authors to showcase their work. Research areas cover the broadest scope of physics and engineering topics, including theoretical, experimental, field, computational and applied research. The goal is to encourage research as a part of student learning and to enhance the professional development of its professional and student members.

STEM Education
STEM Education -- STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach

Systematics and Evolutionary Biology
Systematics & Evolutionary Biology -- Biological systematics is the study of the diversification of living forms, both past and present, and the relationships among living things through time.

Terrestrial Ecology and Management
Terrestrial Ecology and Management – Terrestrial Ecology is the study of a land-based community of organisms and the interactions of biotic and abiotic components in a given area.