Science Wednesday 9/28

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Click here for the Fall 2016 schedule: Science Wednesdays

NASA Seminar Speaker, Ralph Carruth, 9/23

Ralph Carruth (UCA Physics BS ’75) is speaking on UCA’s campus this Friday, September 23, 2016. He is the Director of the Materials and Processes Laboratory in the Engineering Directorate at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and has been working with the group developing the new boosters for manned space flight.  His talk is titled “Space Launch System and our Journey to Mars”.

Location: Lewis Science Center 100       Time: 3:00 PM

Football Tailgate 9/17/16

Come out to tailgate before the UCA home football game on Saturday, September 17 from 2:30-6:00PM. Rob Mauldin will have mild chicken wings for us but we need folks to bring side dishes, snacks and dessert items!
Our tailgating spot is located in front of the Crafton Alumni pavilion on Bruce Street. Hope to see you there Saturday!

Chalk Talks

First Chalk Talk of the Fall 2016 semester is this week — Thursday, 9/15, from 6 – 7 pm in STEM@Arkansas Hall Classroom.  Pizza Provided!  Come hear about undergraduate research going on in CNSM!

For the rest of the Fall schedule, please click here: Chalk Talks Schedule

Football Tailgate

CNSM FOOTBALL TAILGATE

SATURDAY —  9/10 —  NOON – 5:50 pm 
COME OUT TO SUPPORT THE BEARS……
TENTS WILL BE UP IN CASE OF RAIN.  HAMBURGERS, HOT DOGS, AND CHIPS WILL BE PROVIDED.  FACULTY & STAFF ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTRIBUTE A DISH OR SNACK ITEM (DESSERTS ARE GRAND)
STUDENTS COME GET SOME FREE FOOD!!

Science Wednesday 8/31/2016

The UCA Society of Physics Students will host their first Science Wednesday of the new academic year this Wednesday, 8/31/2016. The topic is “The Science of Persuasion” —  From pick-up lines to presidential elections, humans are constantly testing and retesting our ability to persuade others.  How do we make decisions?   How are we influenced?  And most importantly… how do we influence others?  This is sure to be a lively discussion!

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Kings Live Music, 1020 Front Street, Conway, AR 72032
Panelists:
Dr. John Saunders – UCA – Communication
Dr. Marc Sestir – UCA – Psychology
Dr. Jeffrey Padberg – UCA – Biology

Click here for the Fall 2016 schedule: Science Wednesdays

UCA Alumna in National Spotlight!

UCA Biology graduate student Courtney Dunn was featured on USA Today.  Courtney graduated with a masters degree from UCA in 2014 and is currently a Quantitative Biology PhD student at UT, Arlington.  She is also the Senior Mammal Keeper at the Dallas World Aquarium and Founder and Director of the Prusten Project.

ACTM Regional Math Contest

On March 5, 2016, approximately 100 junior and senior high school students in central Arkansas took part in the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Contest held in the Department of Mathematics at UCA. Competition was held in the categories of Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, and Statistics. Mathematics Faculty members Dr. Carolyn Pinchback and Mrs. Loi Booher were co-directors organized the contest. Top three finishers in each category received trophies, and certificates were given to honorable mentions. Mathematics Faculty members Dr. Charles Watson, Mrs. Crsytal Spellman, and Dr. Ramesh Garimella and all graduate teaching assistants in mathematics helped in organizing the contest, grading the tests and presenting the awards. There were several such regional contests held through out the state. Top three finishers in each category form each region will be invited next month  to UCA Math Department to participate in the ACTM State Math Contest.

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STEM Research Seminar

LA Tech Research
You are invited to an opportunity to hear about interdisciplinary STEM graduate research at Louisiana Tech University, Thursday, Jan 28th at x-period in LSC 168. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowships will also be discussed.
LA Tech has a unique graduate program with several cross-discipline programs in Biomedical Engineering, Computational Analysis and Modeling, Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology, and regular Engineering.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

Science Wednesday

SW Science of Music Flyer

Science Wednesdays have returned!
The UCA Society of Physics Students will host their first Science Wednesday of the year this Wednesday, January 27th, at Kings Live Music in Conway, AR.
This month’s discussion theme is “The Science of Music.” Speakers will include Dr. Carl Frederickson (Physics, UCA), Dr. Jane Dahlenburg (Music, UCA), and Dr. Jay McDaniel (Religion, Hendrix College). The event begins at 7pm at Kings Live Music (1020 Front Street, Conway, AR). Join us for an informal panel discussion on sound, instruments, and the impact of music on our culture and health. All are welcome, and public participation is highly encouraged!! Plan to arrive early, as seating is limited.
More information about Science Wednesday can be found under the “Events” tab at http://uca.edu/cnsm/. We hope to see you there!