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College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

2016 CNSM Boot Camp

The CNSM Boot Camp is designed to help students make the transition to the expectations of college prior to the start of the fall semester. It will help with the transition to college course work, learn skills for how to study for science courses, and take the stress out of the first semester.


Save the Date: August 8-12, 2016



Participating Topics:

  • Life Science (Biology)
  • Physical Science (Chemistry & Physics)

Dates:   August 8 – 12, 2016




 CNSM Boot Camp Objectives:

Learn effective study habits for science/math courses

  • Participate in at least one science lab
  • Experience a science/math lecture
  • Complete a team exercise to learn how to work together
  • Take a science/math test
  • Learn how to write lab reports
  • Learn what online resources can be used to study science/math courses
  • Evaluate your science/math test taking skills
  • Learn how the writing center can help



Instructors will lecture, incorporate at least one lab, one team exercise, a test and an evaluation of the test with the students to see their mistakes and learn how to better prepare for science courses.

Decorative Lines Large imageQuotes from 2015 Attendees:

“I enjoyed meeting people interested in the sciences and learning more in depth details about all of the opportunities on campus.”


“I enjoyed meeting professors and department heads and hearing how passionate they are about the subject matter they study and teach and how passionate they are about students.”


“What I enjoyed most about boot camp was being able to sit in on a science lecture and do an actual lab.”


“I really enjoyed the discussion on research opportunities that UCA offers. It got me excited to start digging in and meeting people in my department.”



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For more information contact:
Berdie Eubank – – 501-450-5971