February 29 to March 1, 2024

88th Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences


The organizing committee is happy to welcome you to our new event website! Here you will find more information about the objectives of the event, the speakers and the schedule.

You will also be able to explore the content and see the list of participants. You can also register, pay the registration costs and submit an abstract directly through this website.


The platform will help organize the oral and poster sessions for each division.

The event objectives are:

  1. Allow participants to present their research to their peers.
  2. Stimulate insightful discussions and feedback.
  3. Increase networking opportunities and collaborations.
  4. Meet top researchers in the fields.
  5. Broaden your understanding of other research fields.

For all poster presenters :

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Posters should be displayed before 12:00 pm in the Grand ball rooms on the 3rd floor of the Thad Cochran Convention Center

The doors for the Grand Ball rooms will be locked at 3:00 pm during the Awards and Dodge Event.

The reception and posters will immediately follow the Dodge Event.

We have just over 300 posters so we are asking the presenters for the odd numbered posters to stand by their posters for judging in their division between 5-6 pm and Even numbered poster presenters to stand by their posters from 6:00 -7:00 pm

This way each group will have time to enjoy the reception and visit additional posters.

Thanks to our sponsors

We are grateful to our sponsors who made our 87th annual conference possible.


Cotton Incorporated

Coastal Mississippi

Mississippi INBRE, IDeA network of Biomedical Research Excellence

Mississippi Research Consortium

Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation (LSMAMP)

Mississippi State University (Office of Research and Economic Development)

Mississippi State University (Bagley College Of Engineering)

Mississippi State University (Division of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine

Mississippi State University (Graduate School)

University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

Millsaps College

Tougaloo College

Thomas Scientific

ThermoFisher Scientific

Vashaw Scientific


Hunt Optics

Global Training Institute

International Academic Express

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

Jackson State University (Chemistry, Physics, and Atmospheric Science)

Jackson State University (Biology Department)

University of Mississippi Medical Center (Graduate School)

University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Labs, Marine Education Center

William Carey University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

    About the conference

    The Conference is designed for students, researchers, engineers, and innovators looking to enhance their skills, exchange ideas, and gain a deeper understanding that will transform their work. Discover the latest breakthroughs in their fields.

    Abstracts are currently being accepted, and will remain open until November 15, 2023 at 5:00 pm CST

    About the conference

    Our Speakers

    Les meilleurs conférenciers sur le sujet seront réunis lors du même événement!

    • Dodgen Lecture

      Dodgen Lecture

      Mississippi State University


      Given By Dr. Scott T. Willard Dean-

      College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Director-

      MS Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Mississippi State University

      Dr. Scott Willard holds a bachelor’s degree in Animal, Veterinary and Fisheries Sciences from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s and doctorate from Texas A&M University. After a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, Dr. Willard joined Mississippi State University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences in 1999. He later moved to the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and oversaw the programs of Entomology and Plant Pathology. Following this, and after eight years as Associate Dean and two years as the Interim Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, he assumed the role in January of 2022 as the permanent Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and as the Director of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Dr. Willard is a past Fellow of the Food Systems Leadership Institute and the Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program, and he currently serves as Chair for the Academic Program Section of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. Dr. Willard has been recognized for his research, teaching, service, and administrative leadership by numerous local, state, regional, national, and international organizations.


    Welcome to Hattiesburg Mississippi

    The organizing committee is looking forward to meeting you this Leap year on February, 29, 2024



    Changes made to the program after 2-20-25

    Parking Pass

    Parking is permitted in both the Thad Cochran Center Reserve Lot as well as the West 4th Street Parking Garage. Both the Thad Cochran Center Reserve Lot and West 4th Street Parking Garage are located on Golden Eagle Avenue and their locations can be found on the map included on the parking pass. If you plan to park in the Thad Cochran Center Reserve Lot, please be aware there are limited spaces available, so plan to arrive early. Once the Thad Cochran Center Reserve Lot is full, parking will only be permitted in the West 4th Street Parking Garage. Please be aware that if you park anywhere else besides these lots, park in a numbered/reserved space, or if you do not display your parking pass in your vehicle, your vehicle may be ticketed and/or towed.

    Program at glance Thursday

    program at a glance Friday


    Thad Cochran Center

    121, West Memorial Drive Hattiesburg, MS United States, 39406

    Registration period

    August 28, 2023 - 00:00 until March 1, 2024 - 00:00

    Submission period

    April 24, 2023 - 00:00 until December 15, 2023 - 23:30

    Contact us

    If you have any questions, please contact msacademyofscience@gmail.com .

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