News & Announcements
ABSTRACT DEADLINE for 2014 AUSTIN - August 26
Experiences in Integrative and Comparative Biology
by David Wake
A Peruvian Adventure and the Start of a Research Career.
"...if you only have lemons, DON'T make lemonade."
SICB 2015 Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL
January 3-7, 2015, Palm Beach County Convention Center
SICB Science NewsStories by Student Journalists from the 2013 Meeting in San Francisco
Bacteria allow woodrats to eat poison. By Anne Madden, Department of Biology, Tufts University
Earliest legs weren't made for walking. By Katrina Jones, The Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University
Birdseed, cowbirds, and disease: The unintended consequences of bird feeding. By Shane Hanlon, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Memphis
A tale of two corals: genetic relationships of coral reefs in Micronesia. By Medhavi Ambardar, Department of Zoology, Oklahoma State University
SICB 2013 Annual Meeting Headlines
- Annual meeting attendance records were smashed with over 1600 abstracts and more than 2100 attendees in San Francisco. Watch for details in the spring newsletter.
- Executive Committee Actions:
- The "M. Patricia Morse Award for Excellence and Innovation in Science Education" was approved. This award will be given annually to recognize a SICB member for significant achievement in science education.
- A mission statement for SICB was approved (click here to view the mission statement).
- New Orleans will once again be considered as an annual meeting site given the recent actions of the New Orleans City Council and the Orleans Parish School Board in taking a strong stand against the teaching of creationism in science classes.
- Portland, Oregon was selected as the 2016 annual meeting site
- The auction by the Division of Invertebrate Zoology to raise funds for the Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship was a smashing success. The spring newsletter will report details and final figures for the funds raised.
- The SICB approved at its business meeting a resolution supporting the science and education programs at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago (click here to view the resolution).