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


Hour of Code 12/9/16

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Gift Announcement from Charles D. Morgan

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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.

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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Molecular Pharmacology Seminar 10/20/16

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STEM Career Fair, Wednesday 10/19!

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October Chalk Talk

CNSM’s next Chalk Talk is this Thursday, October 6 at X-period in Laney-Manion 104.  CNSM hosts several chalk talks throughout the semester to give students an opportunity to present in an informal setting.

For more information about Chalk Talks, please click on this link.

Computer Coding 2015 @ UCA

2015 Coding

Computer Coding 2015 @ UCA for middle and high school students is a summer program sponsored by the Department ofMathematics, Department of Computer Science, and STEM Institute at UCA.

The goal of this program is to provide kids with an early opportunity to learn computer programming. The students will be taught basic programming concepts, various simple computing techniques and problem solving skills with some hands-on project work.  “Scratch” and/or on-line resources will be introduced so students can practice and work on their projects.  Students will learn important basic mathematical and computer concepts that improve their creative thinking, logical reasoning, problem solving, and team collaboration skills.

The program will be conducted by Mr. Sudheer Kavi, a Senior Solutions Developer at Acxiom and an adjunct professor of Computer Science at UCA.

When: June 9-July 3, 2015

Where: Math and Computer Science Building, UCA Campus

Cost: $75 per student

To Register or for more information go to:



Master Project Presentation

The Department of Computer Science invites you to a Master Project Presentation:

Speaker: Mani Krishna Mudiganti
Title: Image Stitching & Binarization
Date: Thursday, April 30th 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: MCST 339

Image processing is any form of signal processing for which the input is an image, such as a
photograph or video frame. Our goal is to stitch various partial photos and make it look like a
single image without any overlapping. The project is primarily constitutes of three parts
including 2D image stitching, 3D image stitching and the image binarization techniques in order
to get good results from the degraded image.

Our primary goal is to build a 2D image of various buildings in the UCA campus. I actually
used a drone in order to capture these pictures for image stitching. A 2D image can be stitched
with ease because, there are various commercial and online software tools available to perform
the image stitching. However 3D image stitching is completely different from 2D image
stitching, because it needs various steps to be followed in order to create a 3D image. The
software’s provide the different editing options to edit the images after the stitching process is
done. But the image after it is stitched may contain some issues like the ghosting, parallax error
and overlapping. Once the image is stitched we can crop the portion of image which we require
for use. We were successful in building the various 2D images in the UCA campus as well as
the 3D images.

The last part of goal is to build an image that is crystal clear, because after the image is stitched
there may be some overlapping between the images. In order to overcome from some of these
issues we use a Image Binarization technique I was successful in building a clear image for the
degraded images which have text in it. All the concepts related to image processing research are
clearly explained in our documentation.