Henderson to host science, research events

Henderson State University will host a joint meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science (AAS) and the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference (AURC) April 10-11.

“This is the best opportunity in Arkansas for undergraduates in all disciplines, and graduate students and faculty in all fields of science to present their research,” said Dr. David Bateman, associate professor of chemistry and director of undergraduate research at Henderson.

“Our students are conducting some tremendous research across the campus under the direction of dedicated faculty mentors,” Bateman said. “The research conference will give them and students and faculty from across the state a great opportunity to showcase their work.”

The conference provides intimate sessions for students to present their research to an audience of their peers and to hone their public speaking skills.

This will be the 99th meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science and the 22nd annual research conference. A group of scientists wanting to establish regular avenues of communication with one another began meeting in 1917 to promote science and the dissemination of scientific information in the state.

The specific areas of science include, but are not limited to: medicine, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, astronomy, botany, plant science, chemistry, physics, earth science, engineering, geology, environmental science and conservation, and terrestrial and aquatic invertebrate and vertebrate zoology.

For more information about the conference, contact Bateman at batemat@hsu.edu, Dr. Martin Campbell at campbem@hsu.edu, or call 870-230-5306.