The annual meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science took place March 24–25, 2017, at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia. The keynote speaker was Dr. Bill Newsome, investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. His presentation was entitled “Understanding the Brain: the Path Forward.” Additional presentations were provided by members of the Academy who represented the following sections: I. Biological Sciences, II. Chemistry, III. Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, IV. Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering & Technology, V. Biomedical Sciences, VI. Philosophy & History of Science, VII. Science Education, and VIII. Anthropology.