Delores G. Brown, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Indiana Academy of Science, and Academy Fellow ’21, has been elected by the Assembly of Delegates to the National Association of Academy of Science (NAAS), to serve on its Board of Directors. In 1848 the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) was founded. With individual members in more than 91 countries around the globe, the AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals. Since 1848, forty-seven state, regional, and municipal academies of science have been formed, with the Indiana Academy of Science formed in 1885. These forty-seven academies of science are the affiliates of AAAS, and makeup the National Association of Academies of Science (NAAS).
Bill McKnight, Editor of Special Publications for IAS, is kickstarting a funding campaign to create a zoology-based competitive grant named after Indiana’s most well-renown mammologists, John O. Whitaker, Jr. This grant, named the John Whitaker Award, will be administered by the Biodiversity and Natural Areas Committee of the IAS to deserving zoology-based researchers, much like the Winona Welch grant is currently awarded to botanists in the state. To fund this award, we are requesting tax-deductible contributions to build the John Whitaker Award endowment. More information available here. To make a tax-deductible donation to the John Whitaker Award Fund, please click here.
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Luke Jacobus, Associate Professor of Biology at Indiana University-Purdue University-Columbus, and Lifetime Member of the Indiana Academy of Science, was featured in the Washington Post Magazine on September 19, 2022. Dr. Jacobus was interviewed by writer Robert O’Harrow, Jr., about his work with Mayflies and his online database, Mayfly Central. In the story, Jacobus discusses the central role of ecology, environmental science, and entomology in understanding Mayfly fate and the impact of environmental stressors.
Read the story, “The World’s Oldest Winged Insect Is In Trouble. How Frightened Should We Be?” here.