Photo of lichens growing in Hillsborough, by Jess McCann
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 NC Academy of Science (NCAS) consists of three branches: the Senior Academy, Collegiate Academy (officially Collegiate Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Science, CANCAS) and Student Academy (officially North Carolina Student Academy of Science, NCSAS), but all are components of the Academy. Find out more about the activities of each of these branches here.
At NCAS, we meet our objectives mainly through the following activities:
Through Publishing JNCAS
A peer reviewed scholarly journal, the Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science, features research conducted primarily in the state of NC.
A ghost crab on the beach in Emerald Isle, by Jess McCann
Through promoting scientific collaboration
We promote interactions among scientists and students throughout North Carolina. Our members include individuals from academia, industry, government, and all others who support the objectives and goals of the Academy.