SAINT LEO – Saint Leo University is happy to announce that it will host the Florida Academy of Sciences annual meeting, March 20-21, 2015, at its University Campus in east Pasco County. Saint Leo is conveniently located four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285).
Each year at the academy meeting, Florida college faculty and other specialists from the social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, science education community, and the fields of engineering, computing, and mathematics meet to present research findings, and to interact with their peers. The 2015 meeting happens to coincide with Saint Leo’s Spring Break for University Campus students, providing the meeting participants with a particularly relaxed, pastoral environment as well as the convenience of a host site that is central to the state, and easily accessible from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Gainesville, Orlando, Bradenton, and Sarasota.
“We welcome this opportunity to host our colleagues from across the state,” said Dr. Maribeth Durst, Saint Leo vice president of academic affairs. “Saint Leo has hosted the Florida Academy in previous years, but since that time we have constructed a new home for the Donald R. Tapia School of Business, and have another new academic building of the same scale under construction. We are always delighted to have people see and enjoy our academic facilities. And of course there is the added convenience for own faculty members who wish to participate, and Saint Leo appreciates that opportunity,” she said.
Conference participants do not need to be a member of the academy to present a paper or poster, though membership fees are modest. The conference also offers undergraduates and graduate students the opportunity to make academic presentations.
Details about the academy and submissions can be found at http://floridaacademyofsciences.org.
Two members of the Department of Mathematics and Science are serving as the Saint Leo University host contacts.
Please contact the local arrangements chair, Dr. Iain Duffy, at (352) 588-8410 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the academy or the meeting, and about encouraging students and colleagues at other central Florida institutions to participate.
The assistant chair, Dr. Darin Bell, who can be contacted at (352) 588-7368 or email@example.com, is also available for assistance.
About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University is a regionally accredited, liberal-arts-based institution known for an inclusive Catholic heritage, enduring values, and capacity for innovation. The school was chartered in 1889 by Catholic Benedictine monks in rural Pasco County, FL, making Saint Leo the first Catholic college in the state. Over its 125-year history, Saint Leo has provided access to education to people of all faiths, emphasizing the Benedictine philosophy of balanced growth of mind, body, and spirit.
Today the university welcomes learners from all generations and backgrounds, from civilian occupations and the armed forces, and from all 50 states and more than 60 nations. Saint Leo’s 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students may elect to study at the beautiful University Campus in Florida, at more than 40 teaching locations in seven states, or online from other locations. The university’s degree programs range from the associate to the doctorate. Throughout these rich offerings, Saint Leo develops principled leaders for a challenging world.