AU hosts state IAS fall meeting, Oct 16-17

Wed, 2012-07-25 10:36 -- univcomm

Anderson University will host the Indiana Academy of Science on Friday, October 16-17, for their fall meeting. During the two day conference, workshops and symposiums will be conducted featuring the state’s top scientific scholars and researchers. Various session in anthropology, cell biology, chemistry, ecology, environmental quality, geology, chemistry and zoology will be offered just to name a few. The Indiana Academy of Science is a non-profit organization promoting scientific research and communication between Indiana scientists and other conducting research pertaining to Indiana.

“Anderson University is pleased to host the 119th annual meeting of the Academy,” said Dr. Blake Janutolo, dean of the College of Science and Humanities at Anderson University. “The annual meeting provides an excellent opportunity for scientists from across the state to network and share their research findings.”

The Indiana Academy of Science is the oldest scientific society in the state and was organized December 19, 1885 in the Marion County Court House for the purpose of encouraging “scientific research and the diffusion of knowledge concerning the various departments of science; and to promote dialogue between individuals engaged in scientific work, especially in Indiana . . .” as stated in the constitution of Academy written by the seventy-one charter members.

The first scientific sessions of the Indiana Academy of Science were held in Indianapolis on December 29, 1885. Since that meeting, the Academy has continued to hold a fall and a spring meeting for over 100 years at various locations (i.e., state parks, colleges, universities, etc. From the original 71 members, the Academy has grown to more than 1200 members. The Academy’s members share an interest in the progress of science and science education and a desire that science and scientists play a major role in the growth of Indiana.

For more information about the conference or to register for the session, contact Dr. Blake Janutolo, dean of the College of Science and Humanities, Anderson University, at (765)-641-4541 or dbjanutolo@anderson.edu . The Web site for the Indiana Academy of Science can be accessed at http://www.indianaacademyofscience.org/ .

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education and theology.