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APSU to host Tennessee Academy of Science on Nov. 17; Bredesen to speak

On Friday, Nov. 17, Austin Peay State University will host the 116th annual meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science (TAS).

The meeting, which is open to all interested people, will be held in the Sundquist Science Complex (SSC), according to Dr. Steve Hamilton, professor of biology and interim director of the Center of Excellence for Field Biology. Hamilton and Dr. John Foote, professor of chemistry, are in charge of local arrangements.
On Friday, Nov. 17, Austin Peay State University will host the 116th annual meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science (TAS).

The meeting, which is open to all interested people, will be held in the Sundquist Science Complex (SSC), according to Dr. Steve Hamilton, professor of biology and interim director of the Center of Excellence for Field Biology. Hamilton and Dr. John Foote, professor of chemistry, are in charge of local arrangements.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the atrium. At 8:30 a.m. in E 106 A and B, SSC, Austin Peay's provost, Dr. Bruce Speck, and Dr. Susan Calovini, interim dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, will offer greetings to TAS delegates, estimated to be about 200.

A symposium, titled “Science and Global Security,” is slated for 8:30-10 a.m. in SSC, E 106 A and B with Greg Kaufmann, director of APSU's Institute for Global Security Studies, presiding.

Topics and presenters are:
*Global SecurityA Frontier of Science? Maj. Gen. John C. Doesburg, director, Homeland Security Programs, and executive director, University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratories Center for Homeland Security.

*Ecoterrorism: Real-time Event Detection Challenges. Dr. Andrew Barrass, assistant professor of biology, Center of Excellence for Field Biology.

*GIS and Rural Counties. Michael Wilson, manager, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Center, APSU.

From 10:30-11:30 a.m. in E 106 A and B, Gov. Phil Bredesen will give an address, titled “Science Education and the State of Tennessee,” which will be followed by a business meeting. Afternoon technical sessions will start at 1:10 p.m.

“The last time the TAS meeting was held at Austin Peay was 1992 in the old McCord Building,” said Hamilton. “This is our first opportunity to open the Sundquist Science Complex to the academy.”

For more information, telephone Hamilton at (931) 221-7783 or Foote at (931) 221-7627. -- Dennie B. Burke