The Department of Computer Science hosted the first Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site focused on computer science in the state of Arkansas during the summer of 2011. The program (funded by a three-year, $360,000 grant from the NSF) is studying Health Information Technology (HIT). The 10 undergraduate students spent 9 weeks studying HIT problems with the goal of improving the health care system. This program provides students with the opportunity to put their classroom education into practice working on a real-world problem. Dr. Vamsi Parachuri is the principle investigator on this project.
Arkansas' District 2 Representative Tim Griffin payed a visit to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at UCA today (8/11/11). He came to learn about the STEM Residential College, the UCA STEM Institute, and the research conducted by students and faculty in the College. In a Youtube video Dr. Carl Frederickson (Associate Dean of the College) and Congressman Griffin talk about the visit.
CNSM Tailgating Fall 2011
It is July and that means football is right around the corner. The College is again sponsoring tailgating on Bruce Street this year.
The Bear's Home schedule this year is:
September 1 Henderson State at 7pm
October 1 Stephen F. Austin at 6pm
October 15 McNeese State at 3pm
October 29 Southeastern Louisiana (Home Coming) at 6pm
November 12 Texas State at 4pm
There will be something coming off the grill about 2 hours before each game. Bring your preferred beverage and join us near the Alumni Pavilion on Bruce Street each week.
The Green Bear Project is a student driven effort to preserve the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve. Students from the Honor's College took this on as their semester project in the spring semester 2011.
On April 22, 2011, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics help the 17th annual Student Research Symposium. There were 81 abstracts with 115 student authors, 37 faculty mentors, and 9 external mentors. Here is the link to the abstract booklet.