South Carolina Academy of Science

Promoting Science since 1924

Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Academy of Science

When:Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Where: Trident Technical College

Abstract Submission Deadline (including registration) is Monday, February 24th, 2014
Register Here

Information on Oral Presentations

The length of the oral presentations is 15 minutes with 12 minutes being the usual presentation time and 3 minutes allowed for questions and answers. If a presenter takes all 15 minutes for the presentation then there is no question and answer period.

Information on Poster Presentations

Poster displays should fit on a 46" x 46" space suitable for thumbtacks, pushpins or Velcro.
Authors are responsible for mounting their posters the morning of the presentation and removing them at the end of the day.

2014 MESAS Contest

You can download more the contests here.
Deadline for submission is March 10, 2014.

South Carolina Academy of Science Middle / Elementary Academy of Science (MESAS) Mail-In Contest

The MESAS Mail-In Contest is distributed by the internet and regular mail each January to all of South Carolina and is due in in early March. A student can enter only one contest- either the MESAS E-Contest for grades 4-6 or the MESAS M-Contest for grades 6-8. (Students in the sixth grade have the option of choosing either the E 4 - 6 or M 6 - 8 contest.) Everyone participating will be recognized. Winners will be announced on the SCAS web-site and Bulletin. In addition, results have been published in the SCJAS Newsletter in May. Schools will be asked to announce winners at one of their assemblies for students. Winners will receive honors certificates from the S.C. Academy of Science.

For information contact:
Dr. Don Jordan, Executive Director SCAS/MESAS
Science Education Center, College of Arts & Sciences, Sumwalt Room 323
Columbia SC, 29208
Phone (803) 777-7007

The 2014 Contest has been emailed to all participants in the past 3 years and to all schools in South Carolina with at least one of these grades:

Grade 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8

Please click here to go to the Metric Week 2013

Who We Are

The South Carolina Academy of Science is a state-wide, interdisciplinary science Who We Are organization. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in science. Members include college students, grade school and college faculty, educational administrators, business people and government employees.

What We Do

Annual Meeting

Our next meeting is Saturday April 5th, 2014 at Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC!

Anyone is welcome to attend. Original research is presented in platform sessions organized by topic and in a poster session. Competitive awards are presented to undergraduate and graduate students who present outstanding research. The annual meeting is an excellent forum for young researchers to learn how to make public presentations.

Junior Academy (SCJAS)

The Academy supports the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science, Annual Meetingwhich is open to high school students who are interested in science. The Junior Academy holds workshops, which are educational events, and annual meeting in conjunction with the Academy's annual meeting where high school students present research and compete for awards.


The Academy publishes a peer-reviewed journal that accepts quality manuscripts on any scientific topic. Journal volumes and submission instructions and available on our Journal page.

Teacher Workshops

Qualified science teachers are absolutely necessary for providing high-quality science education, which is vital to preparing students for careers in science. To help support science teachers, we provide workshops at Academy-sponsored meetings. Thanks for your long hours, hard work and high energy.

Science Fairs

South Carolina has regional science fairs that are sanctioned by International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Winners at the regional science fairs can compete at ISEF. While there is not an offical relationship between any ISEF-sanctioned organizations and the Academy, our programs overlap and we are committed to assisting the science fairs and finding new ways to interact.

How Can We Help?

The Academy welcomes all requests for support of science in South Carolina. We can provide educational materials and events to the general public or a specific audience but we cannot engage in activities that would jeopardize our tax-exempt status.