1st CNSM Tailgate of the Season, 9/16!

Saturday, 9/16

Starting at 4 pm

On Bruce Street in front of the Crafton Alumni Pavilion

Hot dogs, hamburgers, and fixins will be provided starting at 5:30 pm — first-come, first-served! Hosted by the Physics Club (SPS) and Math Club. Please bring a side dish, chips, non alcoholic drinks or dessert to share! See you there! Football game starts at 7:15 pm! Go STEM Bears! 

Future tailgates and the associated CNSM student orgs can be found here:


The Science of Super Heroes

Science Wednesday kicks off the fall semester Wednesday, 8/30, 6:30 pm, at Kings Live Music in downtown Conway!


Arrive early as seating is limited.


Science Wednesday is sponsored by the Society of Physics Students at UCA. Click here for more information.


Eclipse Viewing Links for Monday 8/21

Dr. Scott Austin, Director of Astronomical Facilities at UCA, shares the following website links for your live eclipse viewing on Monday, 8/21:






JMNR Prairie in Full Bloom!

The JMNR committee wanted you all to know that the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve prairie will be on fire with blooming Blazing Star and other perennial prairie plants from June 23rd until July 3rd or so.  If you’re in Conway, please consider a walk through the reserve on UCA’s campus to see the show and you’ll notice many improvements Dr. KC Larson and her crew have made in the last year.

Math & Science Summer Programs

Math & Science Summer Programs for kids sponsored by the Math Department and the STEM Institute. Please contact 450-3147 with questions.

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Science Wednesday 4/26

Join us on April 26th at 6:30 pm at Kings for the final Science Wednesday of the semester! This month’s event is co-hosted by UCA’s American Chemical Society chapter, and will encourage discussion on the regulations and repercussions of environmental pollution.Screen Shot 2017-04-25 at 2.58.29 PM

Panelists for the event include:

Dr. Rick Tarkka — UCA, Chemistry
Dr. Matthew Connolly — UCA, Geography
Dr. Laurie Warren — UCA, Biology

Invite your friends and spread the word! Public participation is encouraged. Please plan to arrive early as seating is limited.

Earth Day @ UCA 4/21

Earth Day will be celebrated at the Student Center from 10 am until 3 pm on Friday, 4/21.  A Scavenger Hunt will take place from 1 – 3 pm at the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve.  Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 2.45.38 PM

FWS Speaker on 4/14

UCA’s Fish and Wildlife Society is hosting Kendall Moles from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. FWSSpeaker3.14.17

62nd Annual State Science Fair

The University of Central Arkansas was host to the 62nd Annual Southwestern Energy Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair.   It is held every spring at UCA, and is affiliated with the Society for Science and the Public’s International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  The State Science and Engineering Fair is open to students in grades 9-12 who have finished in the top 4 places in their respective categories at one of Arkansas’ regional ISEF-affiliated science fairs.  CNSM’s Biology Department’s Dr. Mark Bland is the director for this annual event.

For pictures and more details, please go to the full story on UCA’s Bear Blog.

Arkansas Academy of Sciences 4/7 – 4/8/2017

The 101st annual meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science will be held
on April 7 – 8, 2017, hosted by the University of Central Arkansas.  Oral presentations will begin on Friday afternoon in the Conway Corporation Center for Sciences.  Friday evening will feature an informal mixer, followed by a dinner with keynote speaker Dr. Sally Entrekin, an ecologist with UCA’s Department of Biology.  Oral presentations will continue on Saturday morning, and all posters will be on display at the Poster Session in the Health, Physical Education, Recreation (HPER) Building gym from 9:30 – 11:30 am Saturday morning.
Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 1.42.24 PMFor more information about the 2017 ASA annual meeting, please click here.  For information about the Academy, please click here.