WHAT IS THE AAS?
The Arkansas Academy of Science began meeting in 1917 as a group of scientists wishing
to establish regular avenues of communication with one another and promote science and the dissemination of scientific information
in the state. The Academy is a volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan, non-political, professional
organization consisting of scientists who pay dues to join with other scientists to promote science in the state and region.
The specific areas of science include (but are not limited to) Medicine, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Astronomy,
Botany, Plant Science, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science and Conservation, and
Terrestrial and Aquatic Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology.The funds generated by the Academy annual membership dues provide
students with assistance to attend college, conduct research, and provide for travel, supplies, and other expenses through
grants and awards. They also support the annual meeting of
the Academy. They are also used for encouragement to Arkansas students’ access to college and attainment
of college degrees. By further promoting the work of Arkansas students, the Academy increases collaboration among the
scientific community and provides a more comprehensive network for scientific academics. These endeavors promote a higher
standard of education within Arkansas and will encourage and promote a higher quality of life through educational
The Journal of the Arkansas
Academy of Science is published yearly in April containing the proceedings of the scientific contributions from the previous
Academy meeting. It is distributed to libraries in 30 of our 50 states, 25 foreign countries, is included in at least
ten abstracting services, and is listed in the State Academies of Science Abstracts. It was formerly known as the Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Science.