113th Annual Meeting of the NC Academy of Science

113th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science

April 1-2, 2016
Thomas McLean Health Sciences Building

Dr. Clay BrittonOn behalf of the local arrangements committee, I would like to welcome you to join us for the 113th annual North Carolina Academy of Science (NCAS) meeting being held on Methodist University’s campus in Fayetteville, NC. Methodist University has never hosted NCAS, but we are excited about this opportunity! The meeting will be held in our new Thomas R. McLean Health Sciences building, as well as our Physician Assistant Program facilities. The Health Sciences building is still under construction, so this meeting will be one of the first formal events showcasing Methodist University’s newest academic space.

Last year’s meeting “Innovation in Research”, held at Winston-Salem’s Wake Forest Biotech Place, was a great success and illustrated many of the novel technologies being used in science and medicine. In fact, the themes of the annual meetings over the past several years have emphasized the health sciences in some way. This year’s theme is looking at a different aspect of the S.T.E.M disciplines and their relationships with the concept of “being green”. Our goal is to bring together researchers from various disciplines to examine the theme: It Isn’t Easy Being Green, or Is It?: A S.T.E.M-based Approach to What it Means to BE Green. We hope that you leave the meeting with a greater appreciation for different scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematic approaches to raising awareness and finding solutions to the impacts we are having on the environment.

I encourage you to attend the meeting and to submit an abstract. This annual meeting is an important venue to present your research, as well as a good place for students to present their research for the first time. Please keep an eye on this website. More information, instructions, and links will be added shortly so keep checking! You can send other questions to me, Clay Britton, at clbritton@methodist.edu (please add NCAS to the subject line!).

Dr. Clay Britton
Assistant Professor of Biology
Director, Center for Undergraduate Research and Creativity


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