1999 ASA Annual Meeting

John Brown University
Siloam Springs, AR

July 30 - August 2, 1999
Topic: Industrial Science
Keynote Speaker: William D. Phillips

Meeting Report written by Paul Arveson and Dennis Feucht

Annual Meeting Brochure (PDF Format)
Registration Form (PDF Format) JUNE 1, 1999 DEADLINE
Call for Papers JANUARY 10, 1999 DEADLINE


About the Speaker

Phillips, an active Christian who is a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland, was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking discoveries in physics.

"God has given us an incredibly fascinating world to live in and explore," Phillips said at a news conference October 15 in Long Beach, CA, where he was participating in a conference on high-powered telescopes.

Phillips, 48, is an active member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg. He sings in the Gospel Choir and also teaches Sunday School, leads Bible studies, and frequently conducts the "children's moment" portion of the worship service.

Phillips and Jane, his wife of 27 years, have two teenage daughters.

About John Brown University

All the buildings are air-conditioned. JBU has a swimming pool, inside track, weight room, racquetball courts, aerobics room, and many outside playing fields. The city of Siloam Springs has an aquatic center, open to the public in the summer.

There are many things to see and do in this area. Perhaps the most prominent tourist attraction is Branson, Missouri, location of many music and entertainment shows. Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is famous for its architecture, Christ of the Ozarks statue, and its Passion Play. The headquarters of the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is located in Bentonville, the county seat. The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is about 25 miles east of JBU. Tulsa, Oklahoma, 75 miles west, is the home of Oral Roberts University.