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Report of the Secretary.

South Carolina Academy of Science Council Meeting

Minutes of meeting held April 15, 2004 at The Harbour Club, Charleston.

Meeting opened by Dwight Camper at 8.00pm

Present: Dwight Camper, Bill Pirkle, James Privett, Val Dunham, David Stroup, Peter King, John Safko, Karen Fox, Don Jordan, Karin Beaty, Jane Ellis, Hans-Conrad zur Loye, Jerry Howe, Ken Marcus, Peter Fichte, Linda Sinclair, Rukiya Hite, David Ferris, Bill Junken, Norine Noonan, Vanessa McNamara.

Minutes of the last meeting were presented.

Motion: To accept the minutes as presented, Proposed by David Stroup, Seconded by Val Dunham. Carried

Reports from Officers

President's report

Welcomed Linda Sinclair who gave a short report on Science and Math week and John Tully from Michelin.

Special thanks were given to Dr Norine Noonan and Vanessa McNamara for their help in organizing the 2004 annual meeting at College of Charleston. Thanks also to David Stroup for organizing the meeting and the Don Jordan and Lucia Pirisi-Creek for organizing the Governor's Awards.

Immediate Past President's report--No report.

Past President's report

Val Dunham reported that there is a full slate of candidates for the election of councilors. No one has volunteered to run for Vice President yet. The election will take place at the annual meeting on April 16.

Val Dunham spoke of a need for the SCAS to get more involved with other scientific organizations and activities in South Carolina and proposed the following motion.

Motion: The Board of Councilors of the South Carolina Academy of Science, recognizing the need to interact more broadly with science and science education initiatives, instructs the Long Range Planning Committee of the Academy to assess the best approaches to increasing the Academy's involvement in state-wide science and to create the means by which these relationships can be accomplished.

Proposed: Val Dunham, Seconded: Hans-Conrad zur Loye, Carried

President Elect and Program Chair's report

Dave Stroup thanked the College of Charleston and Francis Marion University for providing the dinner. Also wanted to thank other corporate donors who have supported the 2004 annual meeting, in particular Roche Carolina Inc., MeadWestvaco, Michelin, Santee Cooper, Milliken & Company, and The Liberty Corporation.

Thanks also to Bill Junken, the webmaster for his efforts in organizing the online submission for the annual meeting.

David Stroup also expressed again his thanks for the cooperation of College of Charleston and Norine Noonan for hosting the annual meeting.

Vice President's report

James Privett is working on next years meeting. A 10 person committee has been formed and the meeting will be held on March 16 2005 at Winthrop University. The keynote speaker will be Rudi Mencke.

Secretary's report--No report.

Treasurer's report

John Safko presented a written summary balance sheet. The SCAS has a credit balance of $75.035. He also reported that the electronic registration for the annual meeting went smoothly.

Reports from Standing Committees

Bulletin Advisory Committee

David Ferris reported that some people have not received their bulletins yet however they have all been sent. Electronic submission of abstracts of presentations at the annual meeting went well and made inclusion in the bulletin easier. Some technical problems occurred with formulas in chemistry abstracts. David Ferris encouraged those present to spread the word about submitting articles to the journal

Governor's Award

Don Jordan reported that Lucia Pirisi-Creek will be stepping down from this committee. He also suggested a new Governor's Award for younger faculty who are very active in their field.

High School Research Award

Don Jordan suggested that this award needs some revitalization. Money is available from Clemson Sigma Xi. Firm guidelines need to be established.

Necrology--No report.

Membership--No report.

Patron Membership

John Safko reported that this category is almost defunct. No current Patron Members. He requested that councilors personally take the invoice to the respective officers at their universities

Newsletter

Mike Farmer will continue to edit the newsletter. The council offered their expression of thanks to the years he has put into this job and appreciate his continuing efforts.

Nominations and Elections

See earlier Past President's report.

Publicity--No report.

Resolutions--No report.

Science Fairs

Don Jordan reported that 30 students from South Carolina are going to the National Science Fair in Portland OR. He suggested we need to get more publicity for the great efforts being made by some of our students and the rewards they receive from participation.

Secondary Science/Mathematics Teacher of the Year - No report.

Undergraduate Research Awards

Dwight Camper reported that 91 oral presentations will be judged at the annual meeting for the different undergraduate awards offered by the Clemson and Charleston Sigma Xi chapters.

Other Reports

SCJAS

Karen Fox reported that no workshops are planned for the rest of 2004 because no university has stepped forward to run one. Clemson will host a workshop in Fall 2005.

About 15 schools have students presenting at the SCJAS annual meeting. Membership is steady with some new schools getting involved.

MESAS

Don Jordan reported that about 400 attended a workshop at Clemson extension office. He is presently evaluating 250 entries in the Math/Science competition. He expressed his thanks to Coastal Carolina faculty for writing this years questions.

Sigma Xi Graduate Research Awards--No report.

Two-year Colleges - No report

NAAS representatives

John Safko reported good participation from South Carolina in this years meeting in Seattle WA.

New Business

Bill Junkin will be setting up a listserve for SCAS members to allow easy dispersal of information.

Linda Sinclair said she can send email to all SC science teachers.

Meeting closed at 9.25 p.m.

South Carolina Academy of Science Council Meeting

Minutes of meeting held July 9, 2004 at The McCutchen House.

Meeting opened by Dwight Camper at 2:00 PM

Present: Dwight Camper, Bill Pirkle, James Privett, Val Dunham, David Stroup, John Safko, Don Jordan, Radman Ali, Karin Beaty, David Gangemi, Sharon Gilman, Cassandra Runyon, Ron Shelton, Peter Fichte, David Ferris, Rukiya Hite.

Minutes of the last meeting were presented.

Reports from Officers

President's report

Welcomed the new council members.

Sent SCAS information to Mrs. Howell the contact person at the Governors office. Thanked council members for success in Charleston. Congratulated David Stroup on his Excellence in Science Awareness Award. Suggested that each council member should be responsible for Public Relations for the Academy.

Immediate Past President's report - No report.

Past President's report

Proposed that SCAS should begin to give small donations to organizations holding conferences that help sponsor major initiative in science. This will give the SCAS name recognition which aids in PR

President Elect and Program Chair's report

David Stroup thanked council members for a successful meeting in Charleston. He will contact Roche Carolina and Mead-Westvaco for support of Annual 122 meeting 2005. Asked committee members for nominees to support 2005 meeting.

Vice President's report

James Privett proposed to have the SCAS committee meeting early September. Announced Macke will be the keynote speakers for 2005 Annual Meeting.

Secretary's report--No report.

Treasurer's report

John Safko reported that a state grant was received and can be used to cover high school related activities. SCAS took in $40,079 more than was used and sent out however that includes 25,641 from ISEF 2003 and does not include $5,271 outstanding form ISEF 2004. Proposed budget was submitted. Explained state funds to new council members. Also stated grand awards should go up this year.

Reports from Standing Committees

Bulletin Advisory Committee

David Ferris reported that the deadline for abstracts is January 13 2005 and there would be an extended deadline throughout the weekend for an extra fee. Bulletin to be completed by February 16 2005.

Governor's Award

Don suggested a 3rd Governor's Award. There was a question to who would fund this award and this would be discussed with the Governor's office. Governor's Award ceremony for this year will be held August 13, 2004. Stroup stated he would ask a representative from Mead-Westvaco to be the head person for current Governor's Award

High School Research Award

Dwight Camper explained mini grants to new council members. Informed that only a select few high schools submit. Safko proposed issuing the students a partial grant because of the quality of work submitted

Necrology--No report.

Membership--No report.

Patron Membership

John Safko reported that there has been no active members for the last 3 years. Needs more corporate donors and person to keep it in order.

Newsletter

There will be four copies of the Newsletter. Fall- Preliminary call for papers (deadline Aug 23, 2004) Winter- Call for papers (deadline Nov 22, 2004) Spring--Annual Meeting (February 1, 2004), and Summer- Summary of Meeting (deadline May 15, 2004)

Nominations and Elections

Valgene Duham thanked new members for volunteering.

Publicity

Bill Pirkle suggested that Rukiya Hite make a list of major newspapers and talk radio stations and contact people. Radman Ali suggested that SCAS get HBCU more involved.

Resolutions--No report.

Science Fairs

Don Jordan suggested members to see if the Science fairs in their area were nominating students for DCYSC. There are talks of ISEF being in Savannah in 2006.

Secondary Science/Mathematics Teacher of the Year

Randy Brookes of Dreher won this year. He was awarded by Linda Sinclair. Spoke of apponting Tom Roop as Head of TOY.

Undergraduate Research Awards

Dwight Camper reported that there were winners from a variety of colleges and encouraged council to participate.

Other Reports

SCJAS

None

MESAS

Don Jordan reported that the Midland MESAS workshop will be held at Newberry College. There is an expected number if 750 attendees. Parents can attend. He also thanked Sharon Gilman and Coastal Carolina for writing 2004 contest. There were also 2 entries in the Midland Soap Box Derby sponsored by SCAS. And there are now 90 Certified Metric Specialist.

Sigma Xi Graduate Research Awards

No report.

Two-year Colleges

No report

NAAS representatives

John Safko reported good participation from South Carolina in this years meeting in Seattle WA. The next NAAS meeting will be held in Washington D.C.

New Business

October Council Meeting will be held October 1, 2004

Thanks to Dwight Camper for his tenure as president and the gavel was passed to David Stoup.

Meeting closed at 3.30 p.m.

South Carolina Academy of Science Council Meeting

Minutes of meeting held October 1, 2004 at McCutchen House, USC Columbia.

Meeting opened by David Stroup at 2.02pm

Present: David Stroup, Dwight Camper, Hans-Conrad zur Loye, James Privett, Peter King, John Safko, Don Jordan, David Gangemi, Sharon Gilman, Karin Beaty, Jane Ellis, Michael Ferguson, Jerry Howe, Ron Shelton, Rukiya Hite

Minutes of the last meeting were presented.

Motion

To accept the minutes as presented. Proposed by John Safko, Seconded by Dwight Camper. Carried

Reports from Officers

President's report

David Stroup has developed a calendar of events for the coming year and it is posted on the website.

A list of committees and committee assignments was passed out to all present

Three new committees have been formed;

Trust Fund Committee to raise money to support the senior academy

Audit Committee to assist the treasurer and oversee financial matters

Science Development Committee to promote SCAS activities

The website will be able to accept abstracts for the annual meeting after October 15.

Immediate Past President's report

Dwight Camper reported that the Governor's Award ceremony went well. Governor expressed support for promotion of SCAS.

Past President's report

No report.

President Elect and Program Chair's report

Plans for the annual meeting at Winthrop March 16 are on track.

Working closely with Dr. Chasta Parker and Mrs Lee Miller in the Department of Chemistry. Fund raising appears successful cost to SCAS will be minimal.

Vice President's report

Hans-Conrad zur Loye reported that spring break for USC Columbia is March 5-12 in 2006, suggesting Friday March 10. There is currently no Dean of Science at USC and details of the meeting will have to be cleared with the new Dean when hired.

Secretary's report

Distributed copies of the Manual of Proceedings and asked for any suggested revisions. Any suggestions for AAAS award should be forwarded to Karen Fox and Bill Pirkle.

Treasurer's report

John Safko reported that $95,000 had been received from the state. Presented a report on he current financial position. Dr. Safko welcomed the addition of an audit committee and requested a member of SCJAS be on the committee.

Reports from Standing Committees

Bulletin Advisory Committee

David Ferris was not present but a written report was presented. Annual meeting abstract due Jan 13, Program to Bulletin editor by Feb 4, Bulletin to printer Feb 16, Bulletin mailed to members March 2.

SCAS Journal has been added to the publishing agreement with Gale Publishing. The Bulletin and Journal will be electronically delivered to Gale Publishing on an annual basis. Bulletin will be distributed electronically in May each year and the Journal some time soon after November each year.

Governor's Award

The governor's award ceremony in the governor's office went well. Michelin are considering support of a 3rd annual Governors award--suggested to be for an outstanding young professional scientist.

High School Research Award

Clemson Sigma Xi still giving $1000 to support this award

Necrology

Nothing to report

Membership--No report

Patron Membership--No report

Newsletter

Mike Farmer is no accepting articles for the next issue.

Nominations and Elections

Dwight Camper is looking for nominations for 3 councilors, vice-president and secretary for the next election in March.

Publicity

John Inman has coopted his daughter to be an honorary consultant and prepare a proposal for SCAS publicity.

Resolutions--No report.

Science Fairs

Dates for future regional science fairs have been published, between March 3 and April 26, 2005. Don Jordan noted the success of SC participants at the international level.

Some consolidation of regions may be necessary in the future.

Secondary Science/Mathematics Teacher of the Year

Tom Roop is the new chair of this committee and the process of selection is underway.

Undergraduate Research Awards--No report

Other Reports

SCJAS - No report.

MESAS

Don Jordan reported that participation was increasing in the Math/Science contest. Next one will be released in January. Activities generally are being negatively effected by the reorganization of the Math/Science Hubs.

Sigma Xi Graduate Research Awards--No report.

Two-year Colleges--No report

NAAS representatives

2 students plus the teacher of the year went to Seattle meeting last year and 5 students will be attending the Washington DC meeting.

New Business

Don Jordan announced that Rukiya Hite was retiring from her position as executive assistant in the SCAS office on December 31. The meeting expressed special thanks to her for her dedicated and high quality work.

Meeting closed at 3.45 p.m.
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