CSU to Host Georgia Academy of Science Meeting

COLUMBUS, Ga. - The state’s leading science scholars will share insight into teaching and research as they gather in Columbus Friday and Saturday, March 26-27 for the Georgia Academy of Science Annual Meeting hosted by Columbus State University’s College of Education and Health Professions.

CSU senior geology major Samantha Harrell will present her recent study, “Coprolites of Deinosuchus and other Crocodylians from the Upper Cretaceous of Western Georgia, USA,” co-authored by Professor David Schwimmer in a forthcoming edition of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin.

Fifteen other CSU professors and students, along with peers from around Georgia, will present research from disciplines covering biology, chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, physics, math, computer science, engineering, technology and biomedical sciences.

CSU President Tim Mescon and Provost Inessa Levi will welcome and speak to the gathering, and CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center Executive Director Shawn Cruzen will give a keynote presentation.

While the entire conference is open to academy members and non-member full-time students, portions of the conference are open to the public for $35 per person: the opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday at CSU’s space science center, 701 Front Ave., and the luncheon and keynote address by Cruzen from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at the Cunningham Center, where Saturday’s presentations are taking place.

Organized in 1922, the academy supports the research and P-16 teaching of physical, environmental, social, biological and medical sciences.

For more information or to register, go to http://coe.colstate.edu/GAS.asp or contact meeting chair Bonita Flournoy at 706-569-2884 or flournoy_bonita@ColumbusState.edu.