Collegiate Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Science
The Collegiate Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Science (CANCAS) is a community of undergraduate students and faculty advisors. We may be from different institutions and many different clubs and perhaps even different disciplines of science, but we have a lot in common. By sharing our common interests, we find stability. By sharing our diversity, we grow.
What’s up with CANCAS?
CANCAS membership can be set up at https://www.joinit.org/o/north-carolina-academy-of-science. Individual students may sign up for $15. Alternatively, faculty club advisors may sign up all individuals in their group for $100.
When signing up for group memberships: be sure that you select the correct number of students in your group under “Quantity” before you enter your payment information. This will not charge you $100 per student. Rather, it allows you to enter the individual information of each student in your group as you sign them up. If you have a large number of students, you can create an Excel sheet with their information (first name, last name, and email address – all separate columns) and send it to one of the CANCAS codirectors, who will then upload it for you: Dr. Daniel Stovall (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Laura Reichenberg (email@example.com).
Our interest in scientific endeavors is our common goal. Knowing that scientific progress requires the combined effort of many individuals, we hope to foster interactions among our membership. We hope you will join us as we work to stimulate interactions among members of the scientific community in North Carolina.
As a CANCAS member, students can network with other undergraduate scientists across the state, attend the annual workshop in the fall for free, and receive discounted registration for attendance at the Annual Meeting in the spring! Annual Meeting poster and oral presentations are judged, and the winners who are CANCAS members are eligible for prestigious Derieux Awards.
CANCAS members can also apply for Yarbrough Grants to fund their research!
Become a member today!
become an officer or liaison
CANCAS officers are elected at the Annual Meeting in the spring. Officers serve for 1 year. Positions include the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Historian. Volunteers for serving as campus liaisons are also selected at the Annual Meeting. Liaisons keep faculty and students at their home institution apprised of upcoming CANCAS events (like the Workshop) and opportunities (like deadlines for grant and abstract submissions). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!