April 17-19, 1975, marks the observance of an important historical event in Iowa, for it was in 1875 that Charles E. Bessey and a handful of scientists and medical men conceived the original Iowa Academy of Science. One hundred years have produced fantastic changes in life in Iowa, and the Academy of today has almost forgotten its heritage. It has grown from a small fellowship of men dedicated to furthering scientific work in Iowa to 1,400 members-a sizable cross section of the entire scientific community representing pure and applied research, conservation activity, engineering, economics and all levels of education and teaching in the sciences.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1975 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Hanson, Robert W.
"Iowa Academy of Science Celebrates Centennial Anniversary of Founding,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 12
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol12/iss2/2