Since 1885, the Indiana Academy of Science has supported the scientific research and science education of our state’s scientists and science students. It is one of the oldest scientific professional membership organizations in the United States, the only multidisciplinary scientific organization in the state of Indiana, and is dedicated to promoting scientific research, diffusing scientific information, improving education in the sciences, and encouraging communication and cooperation among scientists. To learn more about the Academy and view a video about many of our activities, click on the link "The Academy".
If you are not already a member of the ‘Academy’, we invite you to join. Simply click About Membership in the Welcome New Members box below to register your membership today. If you are already an Academy member, it’s easy to continue your Academy membership for 2021-2022 by clicking Renew Membership in the Member Center box below.
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.
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
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
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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.
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.