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Eastern Division Collegiate Meeting
General Information

The Tennessee Academy of Science Eastern Collegiate Division meeting was held on April 22, 2016 on the campus of Pellissippi State Community College with awards as follows:

First Place – Andrew Mallinak. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Human density and land-use effects on raccoon (Procyon lotor) anthropogenic food consumption near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Second Place- MacKenzie LeMay, Cody Rogers and Marrianne Hull. King University, Bristol. Survey of stream quality, macrobiota, microbial load and antibiotic resistance in waterways of Steele Creek Park.

Third Place- Jonathan C. Stanfield. The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Characterization of the Silurian Rockwood Formation Ironstone at Lauderback Ridge, South East Tennessee.

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)

Misty Nicole Branton. Maryville College, Maryville. Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) reforestation in relation to ectomycorrhizal fungi in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Kristen Michaud. Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville. Efforts to promote sustainable water consumption through education and blind water taste tests by Pellissippi State Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society.

Rachel F. White. Maryville College, Maryville. Survey of Tardigrades on moss in the Maryville College Woods.

Here is a photo of the presenters!



Undergraduate researchers are welcome to give a 12 min Powerpoint presentation in biology, chemistry, computer science, ecology, engineering, environmental sciences, geography, geology, mathematics, physics, bio-engineering or psychology. Please utilize the TAS Fall 2013 abstract submission template. Please indicate the topic/discipline in your email subject line to facilitate the organization of sections. Abstracts that do not follow the template will be returned to sender for correction.

Abstracts: Due by Monday April 4, 2016

Please contact Teresa Fulcher (865-539-7048) for more information.


Tentative Agenda

1:00 - 1:30: Check in and light refreshments - Alexander Building

1:30 - 4:30: Student Presentations - Alexander building

4:30 - 6:00: Awards and casual buffet dinner - Goins Building Dining Hall


Location and Directions

Pellissippi State Community College 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37933.

For directions and a campus map, visit here

Contact Teresa Fulcher (865-539-7048) with any questions or concerns regarding the meeting.