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The Georgia Academy of Science: affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The Georgia Academy of Science is composed of "Residents and non-residents of Georgia who are engaged in scientific work, or who are interested in the development of science." The purpose of the Academy of "the promotion of interests of science, particularly in Georgia."

The Georgia Academy of Science was organized in 1922 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1953. Originally, eligibility for membership in the Academy was "definite achievement in some branch of scientific activity," and the number of members was set at fifty. This number gradually increased to ninety-five by 1934, and in 1937 the numerical limitation was removed. For several years the Academy affairs were administered by Fellows, but today this class of membership is honorary only, and all members who are residents of Georgia are equally eligible for Academy offices. Currently the membership of the Georgia Academy of Science is approximately 450, composed of men and women from all scientific disciplines and interest, located throughout the state of Georgia. In addition to direct membership in the Academy, affiliation of scientific societies with the Academy is also possible. At present the Georgia Junior Academy of Science and the Georgia Genetics Society are affiliated with the Academy, and have representatives on the Council, which is the governing body of the Academy.

The primary activities of the Academy are centered around the Journal, the Annual Meeting and the Georgia Junior Academy of Science. The Georgia Journal of Science is a recognized scientific publication, and is to be found in libraries throughout the United States and in many foreign countries. The Journal is published four times each year, the April issue being devoted to the abstracts of papers presented at the Annual Meeting.

The Annual Meeting of the Academy presents an opportunity for scientists and others interested in the development of science to meet, visit, and deliver scientific papers. Members of the Academy belong to Sections representing various fields of scientific endeavor the Annual Meeting is primarily oriented towards the programs of these Sections. In order to fulfill the growing requirement for interdisciplinary conferences one session of the Annual Meeting is devoted to a joint program in which the entire Academy participates.

Members of the Academy benefit from the opportunities to associate with their colleagues, to present scientific papers and introduce their students at the Annual Meeting, the receipt of and opportunity to publish in the Journal, and participation in the one state-wide interdisciplinary organization in Georgia devoted solely to the promotion of the interests of science.

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