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USM to Host Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting Feb. 21-22

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More than 800 scientists and students from across the state will convene at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center on Feb. 21-22 for the 83rd Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting.

The event will feature approximately 200 poster presentations and an expected 300 oral presentations in many fields of science by professors, researchers, and students. Also included will be several educational workshops and symposiums throughout the two-day program.

“We believe that the annual meeting provides an excellent forum for members to exchange ideas and information. The event is considered the largest gathering of PhDs, Scientists research investigators and talented students engaged in novel research in the state of Mississippi. The presenters for this will be among the highest within the last five years and they represent an inventory of science and technology expertise within the state,” said Dr. Hamed Benghuzzi, Executive Officer for Mississippi Academy of Sciences.

Each year, the academy holds an annual meeting to present addresses, symposia, workshops, scientific papers, and exhibits of interest to its members. Research papers are presented in divisional meetings which include agriculture and plant science; cellular, molecular and developmental biology; chemistry and chemical engineering; geology and geography; health sciences; marine and atmospheric sciences; mathematics; computer science and statistics; microbiology and immunology; physics and engineering; psychology and behavioral neuroscience; science education; and zoology and entomology.

By serving as the host site, USM benefits by having hundreds of researchers from across the state get a first-hand look at the comprehensive research being conducted at the University.

Another significant goal of the meeting is to foster collaborations and encourage networking that will result in the most innovative and competitive research possible.

Awards will be presented to the top undergraduate and graduate presentations.