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General Information
The 131 st Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the 2021 meeting! This years meeting will be held in person SATURDAY, November 6, 2021. It will be hosted by Tennessee Tech University. Alternate plans may be put into action if an in-person meeting becomes impossible to conduct.

Call for Papers

TTU is located at 1 William L Jones Dr, Cookeville, TN 38505.

On-site registration will be in Stonecipher Lecture Hall, located on Golden Eagle Way (called W 8th St on Google Maps) between Stadium Drive and N Peachtree Ave.

Plenary Presenation

The plenary session for this year’s meeting will feature Professor Adam Holley from the Department of Physics at Tennessee Technological University. Dr. Holley received his Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics from North Carolina State University and studies very low energy “ultracold” neutrons and their potential for helping explain what we observe about the universe. His talk is titled “The Tortoise and the Hare: A Race for Answers to Big Questions About the Universe.”

Here is a link to the abstract of the presentation and a brief biosketch of Dr. Holley.

Here is a link to the highlights of Dr. Holley's research.

Annual Meeting Registration

Sadly, it's too late to register via mail or electronically. You will need to register on-site: Please note that the number of additional lunches is limited.

Annual Meeting Overnight Accommodations

For those needing overnight accommodations in Cookeville there are several hotels off I-40 Exit 287. These hotels are about 3 miles from campus. Several hotels offer a government rate of $96/night contingent on availability, including but not limited to the Fairfield Inn and Suites and the Hampton Inn.

We contacted two hotels: Fairfield Inn and Suites (1200 Sams St, Cookeville, TN 38506) and the Hampton Inn (1025 Interstate Dr, Cookeville, TN 38501). Both had ample space, took the government rate, and were not concerned about filling up that weekend.

General Information: 2021 Meeting

Additional information regarding the Annual Meeting will be posted when available.


Directions to Tennessee Tech University and Campus Map.

Parking Map

3D Parking Map

Tennessee Tech Wireless Access Instructions

Call for Papers  

Tennessee Tech University

  1 William L Jones Dr
  Cookeville, TN, 38505

November 6, 2021


See above

Request the government rate

Vendor Registration: Vendor Form
Host: Tennessee Tech University

Schedule: 2021 Meeting (Central Time Zone)

Friday, November 5, 2021

Event Time Location

Executive Committee Meeting

2:30 - 4:00 pm Virtual Meeting

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Event Time Location


7:30 am - 1:30 pm Stonceipher Lecture Hall (SLH) Lobby
Poster Set-up (Poster Board and Easel Provided) 8:15 - 8:30 am SLH Lobby
Poster Presentations and Judging of Student Posters 8:30 - 9:45 am

Laboratory Sciences Commons (LSC) Main Hallway

TAS Business Meeting 10:00 - 10:30 am

SLH 113 and 126

Welcome by TTU President, Dr. Phil Oldham, followed by the Plenary program presented by Dr. Adam Holley, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Tennessee Technical University

Title: “The Tortoise and the Hare: A Race for Answers to Big Questions about the Universe”
10:30-11:30 am SLH 113 and 126

Luncheon Break

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Einstein Bagels in the Laboratory Sciences Commons area
Section Business Meetings and Oral Presentations 1:00 - 3:20 pm (First 5 minutes for Business Meeting)

Agriculture-1: Prescott Hall 222

Agriculture-2: Prescott Hall 226

Botany AND
Cell & Molecular Biology: Laboratory Science Commons 1205

Chemistry: Laboratory Science Commons 1201

Ecology & Environmental Science:Southwest Hall 145

Engineering and Engineering Technology: Prescott Hall 325

Geology & Geography: Laboratory Science Commons 3122

Health & Medical Science: Laboratory Science Commons 1207

History of Science - Business Meeting Only, No Presentations: Laboratory Science Commons 1307

Math & Computer Science: Laboratory Science Commons 1211

Microbiology: Laboratory Science Commons 3331
Microbiology is also streamed at this Zoom Link

Physics & Astronomy: Ray Morris Hall STEM Center 137

Science & Math Teaching: Ray Morris Hall STEM Center 139


Judges Meeting 3:20 - 3:30 PM

LSC 1119

Student Awards Ceremony 3:30 - 4:30 PM

SLH 113