Fish Fry Tailgate, Saturday, 10/14!

Come out this Saturday from 1:00-6:00PM to enjoy a fish fry put on by the UCA chapter of the American Fisheries Society at the CNSM tailgate spot located on Bruce street near the Crafton AlumniPavilion! Cost is $6 per plate that goes to support chapter activities.

CNSM tailgates are a family and kid friendly event. Come on out to help build community!
More details about past and upcoming CNSM tailgates can be found here: http://faculty.uca.edu/wvslaton/CNSM_Tailgating/Tailgating.html

Homecoming Events 10/23 – 10/28

The College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics invites you to join us for Homecoming Week 2017!

Join us in downtown Conway for The Science of Football at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at King’s Live Music. This is a panel event that seeks to bring experts from varying areas of academia together to discuss the science of football.

On Homecoming Day, we will host an open house of the new Conway Corporation Center for Sciences. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy h’ors d’oeuvres and mimosas alongside facility tours and shows in the Dr. Edmond E. Griffin Planetarium. RSVP by October 24 to daynab@uca.edu.

The CNSM tailgate begins later that day at 2 p.m. on Bruce Street in front of Buffalo Alumni Hall. Homemade jambalaya will be served before the UCA Bears take on McNeese State Cowboys at 6 p.m.

To see the full schedule of events, visit uca.edu/homecoming. If you would like to give to the Dean’s Enhancement Fund or theAdvancement of Undergraduate Research for the Sciences, please click here.

P.S. Don’t forget to buy your official homecoming t-shirt! The UCA Bookstore has opened presales and shirts will be available for pick-up or shipping on October 2.

STEM Career/Graduate School Fair Wednesday, 10/11!

Cyber Range Announcement

Governor Asa Hutchinson Wednesday announced that a $500,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education will be provided to the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) to help pay for a fully functional dedicated cyber range for educational training—a first-of-its-kind operation. 

For the full story, please read the UCA News Announcement.

Please click here for the Bear Tales Youtube video highlights.

Jewel Moore Nature Reserve Photography Contest

 

Digital photographs of nature or of humans interacting with nature must be taken in the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve, in the restored creek adjacent to the HPER, in the natural areas behind Lewis Science Center (including Culwell Natural Area and rain garden), or at the Steel Creek field station along the Buffalo River. Photographs of organisms taken from these areas and photographed in the lab may also be submitted (e.g. protists, algae, insects).

Contest is open to all UCA students, faculty, staff and alumni.  Deadline for submission November 1, 2017.

Please read link for submission details:  JMNR Photocontest 4 2 2017

 

STEM Career Fair 10/11/17

Dean Addison Kicks off Challenge Week 2017

CNSM Dean Stephen Addison kicks off Challenge Week next Monday, 10/2, with this topic “Algorithms: What they are, How we use them, and Why you should know about them” in Doyne Auditorium at 5 pm.  Reception to follow.

The Schedler Honors College Challenge Week theme is  “Brave New Algorithms: How ‘Big Data’ Shapes Our World and runs October 2-6.

For all the details, please go to Challenge Week.

CNSM Events during UCA’s Family Day September 30, 2017

Open House 10:30 am-12:00 pm Conway Corporation Center for Sciences Lobby

Bruce Street Tailgating 3:00 – 5:00 pm  – The STEM Residential College in Arkansas Hall, will be hosting a Family Day Tailgating Event from 3:00-5:00 pm at the CNSM Tailgating spot. We will be serving Pulled Pork BBQ, Cole Slaw, Chips and Drinks. The cost for the food is $2. Each Residential College has been tasked with preparing a BBQ sauce for competition (STEM is preparing Kentucky BBQ sauces). The BBQ sauce that receives the most donations wins. Finally, there will be a Corn Hole Tournament. Entry fee is $2.  All money earned from this event will go to the UCA Bear Food Pantry. Reminder: the CNSM tailgate spot is on Bruce street near the Crafton Alumni Pavilion.

Planetarium Show: “Invaders of Mars” 8:00-9:00 pm  Dr. Edmond E. Griffin Planetarium, UCA Conway Corporation Center for the Sciences (Bruce Street)

Enjoy a tour of the universe! Admission is free. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. No admittance once show has begun.

Tailgate with STEM Residential College 9/30!

Residential Colleges, including the STEM Residential College in Arkansas Hall, will be hosting a Family Day Tailgating Event from 3:00-5:00 pm at the CNSM Tailgating spot. We will be serving Pulled Pork BBQ, Cole Slaw, Chips and Drinks. The cost for the food is $2. Each Residential College has been tasked with preparing a BBQ sauce for competition (STEM is preparing Kentucky BBQ sauces). The BBQ sauce that receives the most donations wins. Finally, there will be a Corn Hole Tournament. Entry fee is $2.  All money earned from this event will go to the UCA Bear Food Pantry.
Reminder: the CNSM tailgate spot is on Bruce street near the Crafton Alumni Pavilion. We have a big purple sign so you can’t miss it! Hope to see you there!

Chalk Talk Thursday 9/28/17