Texas Academy of Science Annual Meetings

Join us at our 120th annual meeting to be held at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, March 3-5, 2017.

 

The Texas Academy of Science possesses a complex, intriguing and long-standing education mission.   The Academy promotes scientific research in the state, encourages research as part of student learning, and enhances the professional development of its professional and student members. First founded by teachers as the Academy of Science in Texas in 1880, the organization as we know it now emerged around 1929 and included a physicist, a botanist, a mathematician and two biologists as its founding members. Decades later, the Academy continues to promote research through sixteen disciplinary sections at the Annual Meeting held each spring.  Annual Meetings are held at different universities around the state (see map below for some recent venues), providing opportunities for travel and fascinating field trips in various regions of Texas each year.  The Academy proudly publishes a peer-reviewed journal (The Texas Journal of Science since 1949) and provides expert testimony on policy issues related to STEM or science education. TAS current membership approaches 600 individuals, with students composing a little over half the membership.