2017 Joint Annual Meeting

Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society and the National Institute of Science 74th Joint Annual Meeting will be hosted by Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge

March 15 - 18, 2017

Theme: Utilizing Innovative STEM* Research To Address Today's Current Global Challenges

Save the date: Conference flier

*STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Host Institution

Southern University and A&M College
801 Harding Boulevard,
Baton Rouge, LA 70813


Meeting Schedule

Final, click here (PDF) Passcode ag (Updated Mar 11, 2017)

Oral Presentations schedule, Passcode op

Poster Presentations schedule, Passcode pp


To Register for the Conference:

Credit card, Paypal account, and check payments are available.

Note: A drawing will be made for 5 individuals from the Early Bird Special group to receive a luxurious prize for registering early. This drawing will be made at the closing Awards Banquet; registrant does not have to be present to win.

Group registrations: Click here

Individual registrations:

Regular, to 2/14/17-3/6/17:
Faculty / Graduate students $225.00
Undergraduate students $195.00

Late, to 3/7/17-Conference Date:
Faculty / Graduate students $250.00
Undergraduate students $220.00

High School students $25.00
Exhibitor / Sponsor registration $600.00-$1200.00

Guest registrations:

Note: For guests only. If you are registered as a conference attendee all meals are included.

Mardi Gras Ball Guest $25.00
Awards Luncheon Guest $30.00


Contacts

Deadra James Mackie, Conference Chair
National Executive Secretary
Southern University and A&M College
P.O. Box 10046
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
ph. 225-771.4854
fx. 225-771-4848

Dr. Margaret Kanipes Spinks, Treasurer
Department of Chemistry- New Science Building
1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Note: payments should be sent to the Treasurer; checks made payable to "Beta Kappa Chi Honor Society".


Locations and Directions

Conference Site: Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel


Hotel Reservations

Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

The room block is ready for booking. Guests may call the reservation center at 866-469-5448, quoting the 'Beta Kappa Chi and The National Institute of Science' group, or use the link below.

Book your group rate for Beta Kappa Chi and The National Institute of Science

Room rate: $129.00 per night


Submit Presentation Abstracts

Submit Presentation Abstract
Deadline for new competitive abstract submissions: 2/24/2017
Abstracts submitted later will be non-competing.

High school participants will compete in poster presentations only with no more than 2 students per project. Participating Grade levels (9-12) only

See suggestions and the scoring sheet for High School Science Posters below:

Suggested Guidelines for Science Fair Posters (PDF)
Science Fair Score Sheet


Call for Judges

Beta Kappa Chi seeks judges for submitted abstracts. Apply here.