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Future Conferences

International Conference on Nanotechnology

Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs Conference

TASDC International Conference
"The Role of Multidisciplinary Research in Teaching and Learning"
May 23, 2014
Lyceum | Walters State Community College Morristown Campus

Call for Papers for Plenary Sessions

TASDC has organized an international conference to be held on May 23, 2014. This conference is hosted by Walters State Community College, TN and is supported by Tennessee Board of Regents, TN, Institute of Physics, UK/USA, and Virginia Research Institute, USA.

We take this opportunity to invite you to this conference which will automatically give you the membership of the TASDC.

All queries must be sent to or or call 540-841-1264

Conference Registration

Registration Fee
Includes reception, tea/coffee, lunch, and one year membership for TASDC

Please submit your registration fee based on the following deadlines

If registering before December 15, 2013
If registering after December 15, 2013

Abstract Submissions
Format Instructions for Titles and Abstracts

  • The title and abstract should be typed 10-point Arial (NOT Times New Roman as in previous years).
  • Type the title in sentence case (NOT in ALL CAPS as in previous years).
  • Following the title, type in bold italics the first name, middle initial (if desired), and last name of each author. Do not include academic degrees.
  • Indicate student author(s) with an asterisk following the name(s).
  • The authors’ names should be followed in italics by the official name(s) of the academic institution, city, and state (no abbreviations).
  • The abstract text should begin immediately after the address. The right margin should not be justified.
  • The abstract should state concisely the purpose, objectives, results, and conclusions.
  • The abstract should be written as a single paragraph not to exceed 150 words.
  • Do not include literature citations or diagrams.
  • Scientific names should be indicated by italic type.
  • Please send your abstract to

Conference Schedule

May 22, 2014

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Conference Reception
WSCC Library | Morristown Campus

May 23, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
WSCC Library | Morristown Campus
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Morning Sessions
WSCC Library | Morristown Campus
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
Dr. Danny Bryan
Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs
9:05 a.m.– 9:10 a.m.
Dr. Wade McCamey
Walters State Community College
9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Dr. Eugene de Silva
Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Tristan Denley
Vice Chancellor
Tennessee Board of Regents
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Tea Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Prof. Despo Ktoridou
Head of Management & MIS Department
School of Business
University of Nicosia, Cyprus
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Carole Haeusler
Science Education
University of Southern Queensland
Springfield, Australia
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Dr. R. Subramaniam
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Keith S. Taber
Science Education Center
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.– 2:40 p.m.
Plenary Sessions I
Sessions I
1. Mobilization Tools for Classroom Teaching & Research
Drs. Jeffrey Horner, Abigail Goosie, and Matthew Smith
Room 141 Natural Science Building | Morristown Campus
2. Multidisciplinary Research in Science Teaching
Dr. Eugene de Silva and Eugenie de Silva
Lyceum | Morristown Campus
3. Ethics and Science Research
2:40 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Tea Break
2:50 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Plenary Sessions II
Sessions II
1. Research in Physics/Chemistry Education
2. Research in Biology/Psychology Education
3. Research in Mathematics/Engineering Education
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion

TAS East Tennessee Collegiate Division Conference
April 12, 2013
9:00am – 4:00pm in the Lyceum

WSCC is the home for Tennessee Academy of Science's (TAS) East Tennessee Collegiate Division Conference.

The Natural Science Division is proud to announce that this year's conference will be held on April 12 , 2013 in the Lyceum from 9 am - 4:00 p.m.

The Natural Science Division invites your students to present research papers or posters in the following categories:

  • Botany
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering & Engineering Tech
  • Geology and Geography
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • History of Science
  • Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Microbiology
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Science/Math Teaching
  • Zoology

This is a tremendous portfolio building opportunity for our students. It could also be an excellent opportunity for your students to showcase their curricular projects. If you have any students who want to present on topics outside these categories, please inform Dr. de Silva or Dr. Horner.

The winners of each category get a certificate from the TAS. The first place recipients get one-year memberships to the TAS.

Please contact for forms and format guidelines , or to submit your papers Dr. Eugene de Silva via email. The abstracts need to be submitted before March 15th.

Thanks for all the educational experiences you afford our student learners.