NC Academy of Science

Welcome to NCAS 2017

Welcome to the 114th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science (NCAS) at High Point University!

The annual meeting will be held March 24-25, 2017.

Our conference theme is: Crossing Boundaries: Transforming STEM Research.

The North Carolina Academy of Science promotes public appreciation of science, science eduction, scientific research, and a meaningful role for science in public policy.


If you would like to attend this conference, Online Registration is available through March 10, 2017. After that, registration will be available ON SITE ONLY on March 24 & 25, 2017.

We welcome presentations of recent scientific research. Abstract submissions closed on March 1, 2017. Visit the Abstract Submissions page to learn more about presentation guidelines.  Online registration closed on March 10, 2017. There will be on-site registration with a $15 late fee. 

Please visit the Conference Schedule page to see a complete listing of conference activities and events. You may download a copy of the CONFERENCE PROGRAM here!


The keynote address is free of charge and open to the public. Please arrive 20-30 minutes early to ensure a seat. If you register for the entire conference, you are entitled to attend as many events and presentations as you like.

  • Keynote Speaker – Saturday, March 25, 2017: Dr. Karthik Aghoram, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences from Meredith College, will be emulating that theme in his talk, A spoonful of DNA, a handful of dirt, and a dash of reason: A simple recipe for successful, sustainable food production?