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The Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, first published in 1884, was the official organ of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society. After the founding of the North Carolina Academy of Science in 1902, both the society and the academy considered the journal their official publication. When the Mitchell Society dissolved in 1983, the academy assumed control of the journal, renaming it the Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science in 2002. Covering all fields of science and issued quarterly, the refereed journal currently publishes papers from members and non-members as well as the abstracts and proceedings of the academy's annual meetings.

The objective of the North Carolina Academy of Science is to "encourage the advancement of science within the state of North Carolina by promotion of scientific research and by the fostering of education in the sciences". The North Carolina Academy of Science meets these objectives by...

  • Publishing a peer reviewed scholarly journal, the Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science.
  • Fostering and encouraging student involvement in the sciences through support of the Collegiate (CANCAS) and Student Academies (NCSAS).
  • Promoting interactions among scientists and students throughout North Carolina.
  • Providing a forum for exchange of ideas for solving issues important to North Carolina.

The Academy members include individuals from academia, industry, government, and all others who support the objectives and goals of the Academy.

The Academy is managed by a Board of Directors composed of elected and appointed members.

The Academy is supported primarily by individual, institutional, and corporate membership dues and donations.

Contact Us

For more information or to get your questions answered about the North Carolina Academy of Science please contact:

Current President

Dr. Mickael Cariveau
[email protected]

Immediate Past-President

Dr. Melanie Lee-Brown
[email protected]

Office Manager

Dr. Francie Cuffney
Phone: 919-760-2879
[email protected]

NCAS Office Address

Meredith College
Dept. of Biological Sciences
3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27606-5298

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