The American Chemical Society (ACS), the SENCER Centers of Innovation Southwest and South, and Bellhaven University welcome you to Jackson, Mississippi and to our symposium with a theme of STEM Education in Mississippi: Issues and Innovations. Throughout a full-day of activities, we will focus on use of innovative and proven pedagogy to reduce barriers to learning, student success, and retention. Presenters include educators and administrators from throughout the country. 

We look forward to seeing you at Belhaven’s Kim Center -- Friday, September 29, 2017! Remember to REGISTER so we know how many meals to prepare!

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Angela Erves

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Cartographer in the Lower Mississippi River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
Jackson, MS
Angela Erves works as a Cartographer in the Lower Mississippi River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Her office also coordinates the Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee (LMRCC). The LMRCC is a coalition of 12 state natural resource conservation and environmental quality agencies from the six states that border the Lower Mississippi River. She has been working in the conservation world for over a decade focusing on creating more efficient tools and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) applications for managing aquatic and terrestrial habitat in the 2.8 M acre Lower Mississippi River floodplain and throughout the Southeast region of the United States.  Her GIS skills have been used to support planning and implementation of several national and regional conservation projects: 1) Section 402 - Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment Watershed Management Plan in partnership with U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District, The Nature Conservancy and other partners -  final assessment was sent to congress in July 2016; 2) Lower Mississippi River Batture Reforestation program in partnership with Mississippi River Trust and Natural Resources Conservation Service to restore and permanently protect 20,000 acres of bottomland hardwood forests by 2020- to date $55M have been dedicated to this effort;  4) Lower Mississippi River Aquatic Habitat Restoration Decision Support Model in partnership with USACE Engineer Research and Development Center which has resulted in the completion of over 30 LMR habitat restoration projects and almost 100 miles of secondary channel habitat being rehabilitated to benefit  T&E Species (such as pallid sturgeon, interior least tern, and fat pocketbook mussel), other native fishes, and recreation; and 5) initial steps in the planning for a National Asian Carp Control Program to address Asian Carp issues in the Mississippi River Basin, as well as other areas such as the Great Lakes. She strongly believes that Geographic Information System (GIS) should be a basic component of any science related discipline for it is the highway that connects the scientific research with what’s going on in the real world now and years from now