137th Annual Academy Meeting Luncheon Speaker, Dr. Shahzeen Attari!


The Indiana Academy of Science is excited to welcome Dr. Shahzeen Attari, Associate Professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Dr. Attari's work focuses on the psychology of resource use and how to motivate action on climate change. She draws on cognitive and environmental science to research perceptions, motivations, and biases related to climate change and sustainability. Click here to read more about Dr. Attari's work!






Registration is now open!

Registration for the 137th Annual Academy Meeting is open now through March 12, 2022.  You can register and upload your abstract submission here.


Announcing the 137th Annual Academy Meeting!

March 26, 2022, 7:15 am-6:00 pm at the JW Marriott Conference Center, Indianapolis

Indiana Academy of Science /COVID Policy for participation at the 137th Annual Academy Meeting, March 26, 2022, JW Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana.

All participants at the in-person 137th Indiana Academy of Science Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana (whether a presenter, attendee, exhibitor, staff, guest, or vendor) are required to provide proof of full vaccination (your vaccination card or facsimile) upon check-in on March 26, 2022.  You must show proof of having completed the primary doses of the Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson&Johnson Covid-19 vaccines and a booster, or completed the primary series of Pfizer within the last five months, completed the primary series of Moderna vaccine within the last six months, or have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the last two months.  N95 or KN95 Masks are required to be worn by all attendees except during oral presentations or eating. The Academy will have N95 or KN95 masks available if needed on March 26th.  

Third Call for Papers

The Indiana Academy of Science has been an important voice of Indiana science since its inception in 1885.  It continues to enjoy a rich tradition of science excellence, as well as a high professional stature with membership that includes many of the state of Indiana’s premier scientists and science educators, and graduate and undergraduate students. It will bring together nearly hundreds of Indiana scientists, science educators and science students; to share some of this country’s latest developments in scientific research, and practice.

137th ANNUAL ACADEMY MEETING REGISTRATION and ABSTRACT SUBMISSION are quick and convenient, and are available on-line January 10, 2022 through February 20, 2022 here. 

Prepare now to share your research and insight--The Indiana Academy of Science encourages abstracts from Indiana field scientists, academic scientists, industry scientists, science educators, graduate science students, and undergraduate science students whose work could be of interest to other Indiana scientists, science educators and science students. Abstracts are approved by the Section Chair before being presented. The Section Chair (or Section Vice-Chair) is the point of contact for Academy members who would like to discuss their abstract before submitting it for review or have other questions pertaining to their intended presentation. Academy members can access the name and contact information for Section Chairs and Section Vice-Chairs here. Abstracts will be published on the Indiana Academy of Science Website following the 137th Annual Academy Meeting.
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Rothrock Sedge Symposium

Ever wanted the opportunity to spend 2+ days & evenings discussing Carex and related plant topics with outstanding botanists and sedge experts?  Here is your chance!  The Indiana Academy of Science (IAS) is hosting a special symposium honoring Dr. Paul Rothrock, IU Deam Herbarium author of Sedges of Indiana and the Adjacent States (Vol II):  The Carex Species.  The symposium will take place in Bloomington (IN) May 16-18 at the Monroe Convention Center, featuring field trips and presentations focusing on Carex, nativity, taxonomy, status & future of herbaria & natural history study, symbiosis (esp. ants), horticulture and, of course, the Sedge Man. Click here for more information and to register.


Looking to keep your high school and middle school students  involved in a multiple aspects of science at home during the holidays?    How about engaging them in some Kitchen Table Science

These short videos are produced by members of the Indiana Academy of Science,  including Indiana senior scientists, graduate science students and undergraduate science students from multiple science disciplines. The videos are designed to enhance critical thinking skills through the use of scientific method in addressing a problem that has surfaced in a particular science discipline, graphically present the daily use of science, simply share knowledge about a topic of science that is of major interest today, or give guidance for students who have questions about how to become a scientist.  Click on this link to enjoy!.

Welcome New Members

Are you an Indiana senior or junior scientist in academia or industry? A science educator? A graduate or undergraduate science student? A retired member of the scientific community? A science enthusiast?
If you can say yes to any of these questions, and you are not yet a member of the Indiana Academy of Science, now is the time to join.  Learn more About Membership


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Annual Meeting

The 137th Annual Academy Meeting will take place March 26, 2022 at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. Current research, hot topics, panel discussions, and workshops are encouraged.  The Call for Papers will begin October 30, 2021.  This will be an in-person meeting, following precautions to keep our members as safe as possible.  Plan to join us, and stay tuned for more information

Annual Meeting Info

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IAS Dates and News

  • January 1: New Membership Year begins! Renew your membership for 2022 here.
  • January 10: 137th Annual Academy Meeting Registration begins.
  • January 15: Abstract upload for the 137th Annual Academy Meeting begins.  Meeting Registration and current Academy membership required.

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Science Educators and Youth Activities

If you are a student, educator, or parent teaching at home, this section is for you! We have added some additional short videos to help with teaching and learning science from home during these particularly challenging times with COVID19.  
Kitchen Table Science videos.  Multiple short science videos for middle and high school students.  
Indiana Expeditions with Rick Crosslin videos.   Multiple short science videos for all age groups.

Science Educators and Youth Activities

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