2014 Georgia Academy of Science Annual Meeting


Discover what's next. 2014 Georgia Academy of Science Annual Meeting hosted by  Augusta University

Augusta University is proud to host the 91st Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science on March 28 & 29, 2014.

Please join us for an inspiring showcase of student learning and research in STEM disciplines hosted by Georgia's newest comprehensive research university and only public academic health center.

The weekend is sure to provide exceptional networking and collaboration opportunities at Augusta University and across the state of Georgia.

Schedule

Friday, March 28

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Georgia Academy of Science Board of Directors Meeting  
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Registration Jaguar Student Activity Center
1 - 5 pm Oral Presentations Classrooms TBD
5 - 6:30 p.m. Poster Presentations Jaguar Student Activity Center, Ballroom
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner Jaguar Student Activity Center, Lawn
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Keynote Address Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre

 

Saturday, March 29

8 - 11 a.m. Oral Presentations Classrooms, TBD
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Georgia Academy of Science Business Meeting & Student Awards Jaguar Student Activity Center, Ballroom
12 - 1 pm Lunch & Closing Program Jaguar Student Activity Center, Ballroom

Keynote Address by Dr. John Mateja

Dr. John Mateja

Dr. John Mateja

Dr. John Mateja is an experimental nuclear physicist with research interests in the area of light heavy-ion reactions. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree and doctorate at the University of Notre Dame in 1972 and 1976, he was a post-doctoral research associate at Florida State University. In 1978, he became a member of the physics faculty at Tennessee Technological University where he developed one of the first federally funded research programs in the nation to involve physics undergraduates in research. In 1988, he joined the Argonne National Laboratory staff where he oversaw the laboratory's college outreach programs. In 1994, he joined the staff at the Department of Energy to help establish the Department's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

Mateja was appointed Dean of the College of Science at Murray State University in 1998. During his tenure as Dean, the college successfully competed for a Howard Hughes Medical Institute award, NSF Collaborative Research at Undergraduate Institutions award, NSF Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement grants, and NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research award. He was the founding Director of MSU's Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity Office and created the Council on Undergraduate Research's Posters-on-the-Hill in Washington, D.C., and Kentucky's statewide Posters-at-the-Capitol. From 2008-10, he served as a Program Officer in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation. He has been the President of the Council on Undergraduate Research, a Governor for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, and the Chairman of the American Physical Society's Committee on Education. He is a Fellow of the Council on Undergraduate Research and of the American Physical Society.