The NC Academy of Science (NCAS) will be hosting its 111th annual meeting in Raleigh on March 28-29th (Friday evening and Saturday) in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. This year’s theme is “Applying Evolution to Medicine and the Environment.” This conference is attended by students, faculty, and scientists who want to network and present their research to colleagues from all across the state. The registration deadline has been extended to March 10th. All are welcomed!
The meeting will open with a Friday evening poster session followed by a Plenary address by Dr. Randoph Nesse, from Arizona State University, entitled “Evolution and Medicine: The Great Opportunity.” Saturday will include oral sessions from submitted abstracts, a Keynote address by Dr. Rob Dunn from NC State University (“Understanding the ecology and evolution of human bodies and homes–lessons from students, solenodons and face mites”), senior academy talks, workshops and special sessions. We will conclude the annual meeting with an engaging banquet on the first floor of the Museum. This annual meeting draws many faculty and students from across the state so provides a wonderful opportunity to network and interact. For more information, and to register for the meeting, visit our website: http://www.ncacadsci.
With predictions of 200-300 people attending the conference, there will definitely be a need for judges and/or moderators on Friday evening (starting around 6pm) for the poster sessions and Saturday for the oral presentations and workshop sessions. Currently, we are desperately looking for volunteers for judging and moderating sessions. Any amount of time you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Antonio T. Baines, Ph.D. (contact information below) if you have an interest in being either a judge, moderator, or both. Unfortunately, due to limited funds, we cannot afford to pay for your registration for the NCAS conference. You will have to actually attend the conference in order to be a judge or moderator. We would love to have you!