Science of Rock and Roll 3/28

The panelists for this month’s Science Wednesday are:
Mr. Chad Terrell – UCA, Honors
Mr. Steve Karafit – UCA, Biology
Dr. Will Slaton – UCA, Physics See the “Events” tab on the CNSM website for more information.

CNSM Annual Student Research Symposium on 4/20/18

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 24th Annual Poster Symposium will be held on April 20, 2018 in the Farris Center Gymnasium from 1 – 3 pm.  Deadlines below:

Abstract submission: Due by April 9, 2018 at noon.

Poster submission: Due by April 16, 2018 at noon.

For templates and submission guidelines, please go to the event website: http://uca.edu/cnsm/cnsm-annual-symposium/

Women in STEM Celebration 3/9/18

The Women and Minorities in STEM class is hosting a Celebration of Women in STEM on Friday, March 9 with speakers in Griffin Planetarium.  A lunch will be served at 11:30 am in Lewis Science Center 100, followed by a panel discussion with diverse STEM professional women.  Also, UCA’s STEM Institute will be hosting an event for central Arkansas high school girls in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center.  For more details, please see UCA News.  Registration is required for the lunch at https://form.jotform.com/80445049671156

UCA Day of Giving, 3/8/18

“I will be better prepared for a future because of my research.” – Kristen Jones.

UCA’s Day of Giving is Thursday, March 8, 2018.  The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has two different funds from which donors can choose — the CNSM Advancement Undergraduate Research Fund or the CNSM Enhancement Fund.

For more details, please read the full story on UCA News.

Posters at the Capitol Wednesday 2/14!

The University of Central Arkansas will be among a dozen state colleges and universities exhibiting students’ STEM research at the state Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 14.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Arkansas STEM Posters at the Capitol will feature more than 120 undergraduates in Arkansas displaying  posters that highlight their work in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Students will discuss their research — leaving jargon at the door — with the public, elected officials and other students and faculty, allowing attendees to learn more about the STEM field and the students an opportunity to strengthen their communication skills.

Now in its sixth year, the posters at the Capitol event will showcase around 70 different posters. UCA students with majors such as biology, chemistry, computer science, math and physics will be among the presenters.

For more details, please go to UCA’s News website.

STEM Education Seminar

The Mathematics Department is hosting a STEM Education Seminar on Wednesday, 2/7/2018, at 2 pm in the Math and Computer Science Technology building, Room 115.  Please read flyer for details.

Chalk Talk on 11/28

The last Chalk Talk for the Fall 2017 Semester will take place Tuesday, November 28, from 1:40 – 2:30 pm in Laney-Manion Hall, Room 102.  The student presenters and their advisors are listed in the flyer. 

Entrekin to lead Study Abroad trip to Mexico

Dr. Sally Entrekin of UCA’s Biology Department will be the Faculty Leader for a new UCA Study Abroad program in Mexico in 2018.  The program focus will be “Summer Language and Culture Immersion through Ecological Sustainability”.  The MetLife Foundation is funding $25,000 through the “100,000 Strong in the Americas” Innovation Fund to UCA and the Instituto Tecnologico y d Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) to exchange students from each campus.  Dr. Entrekin is a co-investigator of the grant along with principal investigator Dr. Phillip Bailey, interim associate vice president for International Engagement.  Dr. Entrekin will be teaching Biology 4390 Water Resources: Science and Ethics for the program.

For more information on the Study Abroad UCA in Mexico program, please click here.

For the full story on the Metlife Foundation grant, please click here.

 

CNSM Featured in UCA Magazine

UCA Magazine’s Fall 2017 issue focuses on science, thus CNSM faculty,  students and alum are featured in several articles.  “Passing the Torch” discusses undergraduate student research in Chemistry and Geography.  “Conway Corporation Center for Sciences” shows off our brand new state of the art science building and Griffin Planetarium.  Drs. Azida Walker, Ginny Adams, Uma Garimella, Karen Thessing, Debra Burris and alum Dr. Missy Clifton are featured in “Women in STEM” for the outreach they do.  UCA’s new partnership with the Research Learning Center at Steel Creek Campground is the topic of “Preserving Arkansas’s Natural Treasures”.  Please read these great articles by Chelsea Huckabay and Fredericka Sharkey of University Relations and Creative Services to see what CNSM has been doing!  UCA Magazine Fall 2017

Science Outreach at Homecoming 10/28

Saturday, October 28:  
  • 2:00-6:00 p.m. – Join the CNSM student organizations for a tailgate on Bruce Street near Crafton Alumni Pavilion. Jambalaya will be served along with family-friendly STEM activities
  • Tailgating activities include: Jewel Moore Nature Reserve Tours (2:003:004:00, and 5:00); Computer Science Research Demonstrations (2:00-6:00); Chemistry and Physics Demo Shows (2:303:304:30, and 5:30); Griffin Planetarium Shows every 15 minutes (3:00-5:00)
  • All donations made go to support undergraduate student STEM research at UCA