Topic: APSU Center of Excellence for Field biology
Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University biology professor will present the next session of the Provost Lecture Series this week at APSU.
Dr. Dwayne Estes, APSU associate professor of biology, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, November 21st, in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Earlier this spring, a bidding war erupted on the Austin Peay State University campus. Specifically, several different departments were fighting over the honor to pay for biology student Eva Grebe to attend the annual Council on Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill Convention in Washington, D.C.
Only 60 out of 800 applicants nationwide are accepted to attend the convention. Grebe was the only Tennessee college student to be invited.
Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University graduate student will showcase her work at the Legislative Plaza in Nashville, TN as part of the annual Graduate Education Week in Tennessee, April 1st-7th.
Veronica Mullen will present research, titled “Population demographics and site-fidelity among cave-dwelling bats of Dunbar Cave, Montgomery County, Tennessee,” which was co-authored by Dr. Andrew Barrass, associate professor in the APSU Center of Excellence for Field Biology at APSU.
Clarksville, TN – Later this month, more than 100 middle and high school students throughout middle Tennessee will converge on the Austin Peay State University campus to participate in the 61st annual Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair (MTSEF).
The MTSEF, affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), starts March 21st, and the public is invited to view all MTSEF projects between 10:00am–8:00pm, March 22nd in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – In the early 1770s, the American naturalist William Bartram headed south to explore the pristine, untouched region that would soon become known as the Southeastern United States of America.
Instead of forests and farms, he discovered wide, grassy savannahs spreading across Georgia and Alabama. He jotted down details of this terrain and drew pictures of the land in his notebook. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University College of Science and Mathematics will host a career fair from 10:00am to 2:00pm on February 27th, in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.
The event will allow students to meet with regional employers to discuss career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – For nearly four decades, scientists and insect enthusiasts have gathered in the fall to share research and discuss their common interest in all things bugs.
On the weekend of October 11th and 12th, the tradition continues with the 39th Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Entomological Society at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Several faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University have been recognized for their recent professional and scholarly activities.
Sherry Kendrick, technical clerk in the Office of the Registrar, received the PeayFormance Customer Service Award. The Enrollment Management and Academic Support will present the award quarterly to a professional or clerical staff member nominated by his or her peers as exemplifying service above and beyond the call of duty to APSU students, faculty and the general campus community. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Biological invasions have been attracting more attention in recent years. However, invasive species are not a new problem; historically, they have been transported to different geographical locations around the globe.
Freshwater and marine ecosystems are easily accessible areas that allow for invasive hitchhikers to reach a new geographical area either deliberately or unintentionally. This will be the focus of the next Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Several faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University announce their recent professional and scholarly activities.
Dr. Edward Wayne Chester, professor emeritus in the department of biology and the Center of Excellence for Field Biology, was presented the Conservation Award for 2011 at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Native Plant Society in September.
The award is given yearly to a person who has long advocated and supported the conservation and stewardship of Tennessee’s natural resources, especially native plants. Chester taught various biology and botany classes, conducted research and published numerous papers on the plant life of Tennessee and the southeast for more than 40 years. He currently teaches adjunct classes in biology and continues his research and writing. «Read the rest of this article»
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