Hundreds of Texas Scientists To Pack Baylor Sciences Building

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Baylor Sciences Building
Feb. 21, 2007

Media Contacts: Frank Raczkiewicz at (254) 710-1964 or Lori Fogleman, director of media relations, at (254) 710-6275 or cell (254) 709-5959.

More than 450 scientists from dozens of universities across Texas will be on the Baylor University campus March 1-3 to attend the 110th annual meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, one of the most prestigious science organizations in the world. This is the first time in the last decade the academy has held its three-day meeting at Baylor.

"It is an honor for Baylor to host the annual meeting of one of the oldest science organizations in Texas," President John M. Lilley said. "For years, Baylor has put great emphasis on the sciences and with completion of the state-of-the-art Baylor Sciences Building, we are fostering our multidisciplinary approach - all for the benefit of Baylor students. I welcome academy members to campus and I hope they have a chance to see and explore all that Baylor has to offer."

As a result of the space needed for the conference, classes will not be held in the Baylor Sciences Building on Friday, March 2.

Academy participants will conduct a wide variety of business during their three-day meeting. More than 200 research abstracts have been submitted, including 67 posters and 163 presentations in 15 different science categories. There also will be two symposiums: The Future of Science Education in Texas and the Ecology and Management of the Blanco River.

"If a student, or any person for that matter, has any desire to enter academia, this is an excellent, student-friendly organization," said Dr. David Marsh, president of the Texas Academy of Science. "I welcome anyone who is interested in science to come. They will come away with a vast knowledge and a better understanding of many science fields, as some of the most cutting-edge research results will be shared."

For more information, contact Dr. Pati Milligan, an associate professor of computer information systems at Baylor who sits on the TAS board, at (254) 710-4755.

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