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

Biology Seminar 11/3

The next speaker in the Biology Seminar Series is graduate student Nick Dial this Friday, 11/3, at noon in Lewis Science Center Room 172.  He will present the “Ethnobotany of the American Southwest”.

JMNR Photography Entries Due November 1!

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

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

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!

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