The 81st Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences meeting, hosted by Mississippi INBRE, was held February 23-24, 2017 at the Thad Cochran Center on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. This conference boasted a total of 423 scientific presentations, both oral and poster and over 900 in attendance.

Research presented at this conference is divided into 13 divisions: agriculture and plant sciences; cellular, molecular and developmental biology; chemistry and chemical engineering; ecology and evolutionary biology; geology and geography; health sciences; history and philosophy of science; marine and atmospheric sciences; mathematics, computer sciences and statistics; physics and engineering; psychology and social science; science education; and zoology and entomology.

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