Scientists and students from all over the state will gather on the Missouri S&T campus for the 54th Annual Meeting of the Missouri Academy of Science (MAS) this Friday and Saturday, April 27-28.
MAS started in 1934 as an organization of scientists dedicated to sharing scientific knowledge and fostering scientific cooperation in the state. The current activities of the approximately 800 members include awarding grants for projects proposed by high school and college students and sponsoring a Junior Academy of Science.
Middle and high school students will kick-off the Junior Division portion of the event on Friday by showcasing their poster presentations and oral presentations throughout the afternoon in the Havener Center. Students will receive awards for the top scientific work at the conclusion of the presentations.
Dr. Delbert Day, Curators’ Distinguished Professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T, will start the Senior Division events at 9 a.m. Saturday in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall with a presentation called “Research—Pathway to the Future.” He will talk about the importance of research in preparing for and moving toward the future.
Poster presentations and oral presentations will follow from undergraduate students, graduate students, college and university faculty, and professional scientists from all areas of social sciences and natural sciences.
Registration is available online for the Senior Division meeting and available in-person at the event until the meeting begins on Saturday.