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Tennessee Academy of Science to meet Nov. 17 at the University of Tennessee at Martin

11-08-2017

Contact 1: Bud Grimes

 



MARTIN, Tenn. – The Tennessee Academy of Science will hold its 127th annual meeting Nov. 17 at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The daylong meeting will open with registration at 7:30 a.m. in the Boling University Center and continue in designated meeting rooms throughout the facility. The event will conclude that afternoon with technical sessions and business meetings.

A meeting highlight will be poster presentations that begin at 8:30 on the university center’s second floor. Dr. Wes Totten, chair of the UT Martin Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources, will offer a general welcome at 10:30 in Watkins Auditorium, followed by the plenary program moderated by Dr. J. Allyn Smith, an Austin Peay State University faculty member.

Dr. Sandy Mehlhorn, associate professor in the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources, is the academy’s president-elect. She says the academic community benefits by bringing scientists together from around Tennessee and that the meeting “promotes collaboration and innovation within our state.” Mehlhorn added, “Tennessee has an amazing group of teachers and researchers in science, and it’s just nice to showcase their work.”

According to the organization’s official website, the Tennessee Academy of Science was founded in 1912 and has provided direction for Tennesseans on many science issues. The academy organizes symposia, manages ongoing programs in many fields and communicates with the national scientific culture. The TSA is affiliated with two national societies and seven Tennessee societies.

Learn more about the TSA and register for the meeting at tennacadofsci.org.

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PHOTO ID: Dr. Sandy Mehlhorn, the University of Tennessee at Martin.




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