November 15, 2013
This is the time of year that anticipation begins to build for our spring meeting. I want to thank Dr. Tom Linton at TAMUG, our wonderful 2014 Local Host, who started preparing for the 2014 meeting even before the 2013 meeting was over! You are really going to enjoy the hospitality that Tom has planned for us on Galveston Island. Dr. Chris Ritzi is another important name to know, your President-Elect and 2014 Program Chair. Chris will be putting together the program in our new longer meeting format, with talks on Friday afternoon and Saturday, the awards banquet Saturday evening, and field trips on Sunday. Chris is also coordinating abstract review and submittal with the Section Chairs, and a million other details that go into a successful meeting. Every Annual Meeting is unique, and the 117th meeting of the Academy will be no exception - don't miss it! When you talk to Tom, Chris, or anyone in TAS leadership, please take the time to thank them for their service!
Start checking back here regularly for the latest on the 2014 Annual Meeting, including:
* meeting registration
* abstract submittal
* field trips
Find the information by hovering your mouse on "Annual Meetings", then clicking on the link for "2014 - 117th Galveston." The 2014 Annual Student Research Award Competition is already posted, with more information to follow soon! We will post everything you need to know right here so you can find it when you need it!
I want to thank Dr. Andy Kasner, who took over a few months ago as Managing Editor of the Texas Journal of Science. Andy is hard at work getting issues of the Journal to the press as we speak. The Board of Directors wants all TAS members to know that we are committed to getting the Journal caught up, and have a goal of the end of calendar year 2014 to accomplish this and get the Journal back on schedule.
A special note to senior members: many of you love Texas Academy of Science because you see how beneficial it is for students and young professionals starting out in their careers. Do you want to do something with your life that has a lasting impact? No investment could pay more than an investment in future scientists, mathematicians, and science educators. If you have a little time to give, or a little money to give, there is a place for you and a need in Texas Academy of Science. Please contact me to learn how you can connect with the future of science.
President of the Academy
cindy.hobson AT tpwd.texas.gov