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Idaho State University’s Maschner to lead ISU symposium at American Association for Advancement of Science conference

Posted February 16, 2012

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meets this week in Vancouver, Canada, and Idaho Museum of Natural History Director and anthropology Professor Herbert Maschner is leading ISU's only symposium at what is considered the world's most important scientific meeting.

The symposium is titled "Historical Biocomplexity in the North Pacific Ocean: Lessons from the Past" and includes biology and geosciences Professor Bruce Finney, and anthropology Associate Professor Katherine Reedy-Maschner.  

The AAAS is the world’s largest scientific organization and this year’s meeting will include nearly 170 symposia on topics ranging from sustainability to cancer treatments and will include thousands of scientists from around the world.

"There are only three symposia from Idaho selected by the AAAS, one from UI, one from INEL, and ours," Maschner said. "I consider it a great honor to have put together a session of such high caliber that we were selected for participation."

The conference runs February 16-20.

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