Science Wednesday Highlighted in Echo

The Community Conversation section of the September 5, 2018, Echo featured CNSM’s first Science Wednesday of the Fall 2018 semester.  The open forum discussion on “The Science of Cybersecurity” took place at Kings Live Music in downtown Conway on August 29.  Panelists were Professor of Physics and CNSM Dean Stephen Addison, engineer Zach King, and Associate Professor of Political Science Mary Sullivan.   For more details, please read the full Echo article at this link: http://ucaecho.net/campus-life/science-wednesday-panel-explores-cybersecurity/

Science Wednesday is planned, sponsored, and moderated by faculty and students from CNSM and UCA’s STEM Residential College.  The full semester schedule can be found at the Science Wednesday website.

First Science Wednesday for the Fall Semester!

Science Wednesday is back for Fall 2018!  Join us as we talk “The Science of Cybersecurity” at Kings Live Music. Discussion starts at 6:30 pm, but plan to arrive early as seating is limited.  Kings is located at 1020 Front St. in downtown Conway.

Admission is free, and all are welcome!  Wednesday is also 1/2 price pizza night at Kings– and as a special Science Wednesday offer, enjoy a free soda with the purchase of any food item!

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.