SC State University to host the SCAS/SCJAS Annual meetings--April 16, 2011.[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]
The SCAS and SCJAS 2011 Annual Meeting will be held at SC State University on April 16, 2011. Dr. Judith Salley, SCAS President-Elect is coordinating the senior academy meeting and says, "SC State is looking forward to hosting this year's meeting and we anticipate a great turnout. We are building on the success of the 2010 meeting at the College of Charleston and adding a few touches of our own." Last year's meeting at the College of Charleston attracted more than three hundred scientists, science teachers, graduate, and undergraduate students.
"More than $2,000 will be awarded to undergraduate students competing in poster and oral presentations at this year's meeting," says Dr. Bill Pirkle of USC-Aiken, coordinator of undergraduate awards. "We anticipate that there will be more than two hundred research and poster presentations offered during the day". Topical sessions that will be represented include chemistry, biochemistry, field biology, oceanography, environmental science, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, psychology, cell biology, nanoscience, math, computer science, science education, and astronomy.
According to Dr. Justin Wyatt of the College of Charleston, SCAS president "We will also be presenting the prestigious Governor's Awards for research and science awareness". These awards recognize the top science researchers and science teachers in the state.
There will also be a workshop for science teachers offered in conjunction with the meeting. The theme for the workshop will be Starting a Science Research Program in Your High School. Dr. Tom Reeves of Midlands Technical College and USC who is developing and coordinating the workshop says," in this session we will cover what constitutes an effective student research project, developing research ideas with students, recruiting research mentors, and using community resources to improve research. Teachers who participate will also actually observe and evaluate student research being presented at the meeting and will even participate as judges of the poster competition." Participating teachers can receive continuing education credit.
The SCJAS also will hold its annual meeting on the same day. "We expect more than two hundred research presentations from students grades 9-12 from across South Carolina," Says Mrs. Tammy Taylor, SCJAS Program Director. "We will be awarding more than $8,000 to the outstanding student researchers in both oral and written competitions." In addition, special awards will be presented by the American Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Southern Atlantic Coast Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Winthrop University Behavioral Science Award, the SC Section of the American Chemical Society, the SC Council Teachers of Mathematics Award, and several new engineering awards sponsored by ED&T.
For more information pertaining to registration, membership, and submission of papers and abstracts please visit our website at www.scacadscience.org. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Tom Reeves (SCAS Registration, membership and teachers' workshop) office: 803-822-3554 reevest@midlandstech. edu; Mrs.Tammy Taylor (SCJAS registration and membership, office: 803-822-3356, firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Bill Pirkle (SCAS undergraduate awards) billp@usca. edu, or Dr. Judith Salley (SCAS Annual Meeting details) email@example.com. Put April 16th, 2011 on your calendar now and make plans to attend the SCAS/SCJAS Annual meeting!