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March 10, 2005

Birmingham-Southern to host Alabama Academy of Science annual meeting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Birmingham-Southern College will host the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science March 31-April 1 on campus.

The meeting provides a venue for scientists in Alabama to exchange scientific knowledge across many disciplines and to promote science and science education.

Papers and posters will be presented in 12 section meetings. These include biological sciences; chemistry; earth science; geography, forestry, conservation, and planning; physics and mathematics; industry and economics; science education; behavioral and social sciences; health sciences; engineering and computer sciences; anthropology; and the newest section, bioethics, history, and philosophy of science.

Also part of the program is a symposium “Stem Cell Research: Science and Ethics” Friday, April 1, from 8 a.m.-Noon in the Norton Theatre of the Norton Campus Center.

The AAS Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the Alabama Junior Academy of Sciences and the Gorgas Scholarship Competition.

Dr. Clyde Stanton, BSC associate professor of chemistry and chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics, is serving as local arrangements chair for the meeting.

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