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?
Faculty Advisors! If your department will fund a CANCAS group membership, then you as the faculty advisor can create a group membership for $100 at https://www.joinit.org/o/north-carolina-academy-of-science. The advantage of this is that all students in your group will be members for free, and can register for the Nov 3rd Workshop for free (using whatever email you sign them up with). However, when you go to create the group membership, be sure that you select the correct number of students under “Quantity” before you enter your payment information. This does not charge you $100 per student; but, it does allow you to enter the individual information of each student in your group as you sign them up, which you can't do after you pay. If a faculty advisor will attend with students, the advisor does not need to register themselves for the meeting.
The Undergraduate Research Workshop held on Nov 3 was a success. Read all about it on our NCAS News page, and watch for news about upcoming workshops!
Sign up to be a CANCAS member today!
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!