November 16, 2015
Texas Tech University’s Llano River Field Station at its Junction campus will host the 119th annual meeting of the Texas Academy of Science (TAS) from March 4-6, and presentation submissions are now being accepted.
All contributed presentations, posters and symposium presentations require an abstract of no more than 250 words, which are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 4. No late submissions will be accepted. Membership in TAS is not a requirement for submitting an abstract, but anyone submitting an abstract must be registered for the conference. Get more information and submit abstracts here.
Oral presentations and posters will be considered in all TAS sections:
Registration for the meeting will open Jan. 1 and will cost $175 for professionals or $75 for students.
Texas Academy of Science
The academy promotes scientific research in the state, encourages research as part of student learning and enhances the professional development of its professional and student members. Founded by teachers in 1880 as the Academy of Science in Texas, the organization as it is now known emerged in 1929 with a physicist, botanist, mathematician and two biologists as founding members.
TAS began publishing its peer-reviewed journal, The Texas Journal of Science, in 1949. It now conducts an annual meeting to highlight research in its 17 sections, provides about $25,000 in funding each year for students and facilitates expert testimony on policy issues related to STEM or science education. TAS has nearly 600 members, more than half of whom are students.
The Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences was founded in 1925 as one of the university’s four original colleges.
Comprised of 15 departments, the College offers a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Students can choose from 41 bachelor’s degree programs, 34 master’s degrees and 14 doctoral programs.
With just under 11,000 students enrolled, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest
college on the Texas Tech University campus.
In fall 2016, the college embarked upon its first capital campaign, Unmasking Innovation: The Campaign for Arts & Sciences. It focuses on five critical areas of need: attracting and retaining top faculty, enhancing infrastructure, recruiting high-potential students, undergraduate research and growing the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.