ETBU was represented at the 121st annual meeting of The Texas Academy of Science held at Midland College on 2 - 3 March 2018. Seven students attended the meeting with three students presenting research at the meeting. Lindsey Settles presented research entitled ‘Activity patterns of White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in an urban ecosystem’. Austin Word and Luke Dyess presented research entitled ‘Track-tube assessment of a small mammal population in an urban ecosystem’. Dr. Troy Ladine was selected as co-Chair of the Conservation Ecology Section for 2018-2019 and judged several student poster and oral presentations at the meeting
In addition to students being introduced to research being conducted at other schools throughout the state, they have the opportunity to learn more about the science they are learning in the classroom. This gives the student more depth in their understanding of the material.
The 122nd annual meeting will be held at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX the first weekend in March 2019.