Belmont University’s School of Sciences is hosting the 2010 meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science (TAS) Middle Division Collegiate Meeting for Undergraduate Research on April 17. Last year more than 60 undergraduate students from nine different areas of study participated. The TAS meeting provides an excellent opportunity for students to experience communicating their findings to the larger scientific community.
Belmont University will also be hosting the 63rd annual meeting of the Tennessee Junior Academy of Science (TJAS) on April 16 in the Massey Boardroom. The TJAS is designed to further the cause of science education in Tennessee high schools by providing an annual program of scientific atmosphere and stimulation for capable students. All Tennessee high schools are invited to participate in the TJAS program leading up to the annual spring meeting. The program provides state-wide and national recognition for high school students’ investigative or research-type science projects. High school students, with the endorsement of their teachers, submit a report on their research project. The reports are then judged by a committee of two or more scientists in the field appropriate to the subject of the report. Students will then be invited to present their research paper at the annual TJAS meeting. The top two student writers will receive $500 each from the Tennessee Academy of Science, and other top students will receive $200 for each paper published in the TJAS Handbook. In addition, TAS will award $500 to each of the top two students to participate in the Annual Meeting of the American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS).