The Indiana Academy of Science expects 300 people from around the state at its 130th annual Academy meeting Saturday. Indiana Academy of Science President-Elect Mike Homoya said he wants the organization to help people be “scientific literate.” During a Studio (i) interview, Homoya says science knowledge is critical for decision-makers throughout the state. Homoya says some of the topics at the meeting will focus on forecasting the weather, the challenges in STEM and the research and education portions of STEM. There will also be science presentations and speakers including the Chief Science Advisor for NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.

Homoya says the Indiana Academy of Science has grown from humble beginnings in Brookville 130 years ago to become the sixth largest organization of its kind in the country.

He says past “rock star” members of the organization include the first president of Stanford University and Colonel Eli Lilly.

The Academy meeting will be held Saturday at the JW Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis from 8am – 6pm.

Source: Indiana Academy of Science

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