FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  March 6, 2008
CONTACT: Dr. Roy Lehman 361.825.5819 or 361.877.9032 (cell); Cassandra Hinojosa 361.825.2337
   
Texas A&M University -Corpus Christi to Host the Texas Academy of Science’s 111th Annual Meeting March 6-8

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WHO: The Texas Academy of Science
   
WHAT: The 2008 Distinguished Texas Scientist Lecture, Outstanding Texas Educator Lecture, and Awards Banquet
   
WHEN: Friday, March 7, at 2 p.m. – 2008 Distinguished Texas Scientist Lecture
Friday, March 7, at 4 p.m. – 2008 Outstanding Texas Educator Lecture
Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. – Awards Banquet
   
WHERE: University Center, Lone Star Ballroom – 2008 Distinguished Texas Scientist Lecture
Center for Science, Room 101 – 2008 Outstanding Texas Educator Lecture
University Center, Lone Star Ballroom – Awards Banquet.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The College of Science and Technology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host the Texas Academy of Science 111th annual meeting today, March 6, through Saturday, March 8, in various locations on campus.

Highlights for this year’s meeting will include the following:

Friday, March 7, at 2 p.m. – Distinguished Texas Scientist award winner Dr. Ernest L. Lundelius Jr. will present a lecture in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom. Lundelius is a John A. Wilson emeritus professor of vertebrate paleontology at the University of Texas. A question and answer session with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students will follow at 2:45 p.m.
Friday, March 7, at 4 p.m. – Outstanding Texas Educator award winner Carolyn Kelley Barnes, will give a lecture in the Center for Science, Room 101. Barnes is an eighth grade science teacher with the Vidor Independent School District. A question and answer session with University students will follow at 5 p.m.

Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. – Dr. Alfonso Correa Sandoval of the Instituto Tecnológico de Cd. Victoria in Tamaulipas, Mexico, will be presented as the 2008 Texas Academy of Science Fellow during an awards banquet in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom. In addition, Dr. Ned Strenth of Angelo State University will receive the 2008 Outstanding Service Award and University students will receive awards for best presentations, posters and research projects.

The purpose of the Texas Academy of Science is to promote scientific research among the colleges and universities in Texas, to promote undergraduate research, and to enhance the professional development of its members.