Got a great idea to improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Indiana science?  Need some funding?

DEI Grant Deadline has been extended to April 15, 2022!

The Indiana Academy of Science is proud to announce new funding to support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts in the state of Indiana. 

Integral to the Indiana Academy of Science’s mission is a commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and equity within the Academy and embracing diversity, in all its forms. This commitment is founded on the belief that meaningful scientific progress requires the contributions of divergent ideas and points of view that are possible only when all voices are valued. Our goal is to promote an environment in which all individuals share a sense of belonging, feel respected, are treated fairly, are provided opportunities to develop professionally, and can excel in their chosen career paths. We seek to remove barriers to this goal, including those grounded in the structural inequities within our own institutions, organizations, and society. To achieve this, we will share scientific ideas across the spectrum of our disciplinary perspectives and promote collaborative and interdisciplinary research and science education. In doing so, we will empower one another as we engage with a global network of scientists and our statewide community.<>


As the funds available to support projects are limited, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee strongly encourages novel programs that have the broadest possible impact. Examples of projects could include campus climate surveys, funds to implement inclusive practices/programs, or pay for students to attend conferences, etc.<>


Supported programs will have a period of performance of one year with a possibility of renewal.

Proposals are due April 15, 2022. Find more information here.












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

  • April 15: Extended deadline for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant submissions. Information about DEI grants can be found here.
  • May 11: Academy Budget Committee Meeting
  • June 1: Welcome new Section Chairs, Officers, and President Marc Milne!

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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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By financially supporting the Indiana Academy of Science with your contribution, you can help to continue the work of Indiana scientists and aspiring scientists, and help shape a future we can all be proud of.

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