Partnership with Northark and Buffalo National River

Screen Shot 2016-12-20 at 2.21.45 PMThe signing ceremony took place Monday, December 19, 2016, at Steel Creek Campground near Ponca, Arkansas.

For all the details, please click here.

STEM Posters at the Capitol

Mark your calendars for Posters at the Capitol on February 15, 2017!

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) undergraduates from across the state will present their research to elected state officials, the media, the general public, as well as other undergraduates and faculty in the Arkansas State Capitol rotunda.

Dr. Patrick Desrochers, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at UCA is the primary organizer of this event and Dr. William Slaton, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCA is the web page and social media organizer.

For more information or to check out past events, please visit


Southwestern Energy Endowed Fund for Student Research

The University of Central Arkansas received a gift of $300,000 from Southwestern Energy Company to support undergraduate and graduate student research.

The Southwestern Energy Endowed Fund for Student Research will be granted to students conducting research in the fields of environmental science, geography and physics.  Graduate student Christopher Robinson was announced as the first Southwestern Energy/Steven L. Mueller Research Fellow on December 5, 2016.   To read more, please click here.

CNSM Major Gift Announcement on 12/5

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Science Wednesday 11/30

November and December are traditionally months of feasting and celebration. We hope you will join us for the final Science Wednesday of the semester– The Science of Food! Together we will discuss food, food chemistry, and the impact of food and feasting on societies around the world. Event starts at 6:30pm, but plan to arrive early as seating is limited. We hope to see you there!!

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Dr. Stacey Schwartzkopf — Hendrix College, Anthropology
Dr. Melissa Kelley — UCA, Chemistry
Dr. Alicia Landry — UCA, Family and Consumer Sciences



Last Home Football Tailgate of the Season 11/12

CNSM Tailgate and Charity Cook-off — Saturday, 11/12 at 12 noon during the UCA tailgate on Bruce Street for a Charity Cook-Off between Dr. George Bratton, Dr. Brad Teague, and President Tom Courtway. Please bring canned food and/or cash donations which benefit the UCA Food Pantry.

The Cook-Off will occur at the CNSM tailgating spot on Bruce Street in front of the Crafton Alumni Pavilion.

Science Night 11/3

The last Science Night for the Fall Semester is taking place at Bob & Betty Courtway Middle School on Thursday, 11/3, from 5:30- 7:30 pm. Different student groups from CNSM, including the STEM Residential College, STEMteach, Pre-Med and Biology Clubs, Fish and Wildlife, and many more, will be sharing science with the community!

Science night is an opportunity for school children and their families to participate in a broad range of scientific activities.  These activities aim to spark interest in science by exposing children to the importance of science in our communities, the enjoyment and exploration found in science careers, and simple scientific concepts.  This CNSM outreach project is coordinated by Dr. Zaida Gomez-Cramer in the Biology Department.

Science Wednesday 10/26

Just in time for Halloween, we’ll be talking about “The Science of Death” at this month’s Science Wednesday! Join us at Kings Live Music for an in-depth discussion on death from an artistic, religious, and biological perspective with our wonderful interdisciplinary panel.
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Panelists include: 

Dr. Clayton Crockett – UCA, Religion and Philosophy
Mr. Kyle Hurley – UCA, Biology
Ms. Beth Wilson Norwood – Arkansas Tech, Art

The panel starts at 6:30pm, but seating is limited so please plan to arrive early.  Hope to see you there!

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2nd Annual Pseudoscience Fair 10/24

Please join STEM Residential College’s 2nd Annual Pseudoscience Fair today from Noon-4:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

50 freshman group research projects involving over 200 students from STEM@Arkansas and HPaW@Baridon — their work is interdisciplinary and involved the following classes:
Biology~Prof. Steve Karafit
Chemistry~Dr. Faith Yarberry
Gender, Race & Class~Dr. Taine Duncan
American History~Dr. Jayme Millsap Stone
Psychology~Dr. Allen Thomas
Do come and support our students. They’ll be excited to tell you about their research.

CNSM Homecoming Events Saturday 10/22/16

GRAND OPENING of the Conway Corporation Center for the Sciences – 3 pm at CCCS!

CNSM Tailgate — Tasty Jambalaya — Our tent on Bruce St. in front of Crafton Alumni Pavilion — Bring a side dish or dessert!

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