Science Wednesday 4/26

Join us on April 26th at 6:30 pm at Kings for the final Science Wednesday of the semester! This month’s event is co-hosted by UCA’s American Chemical Society chapter, and will encourage discussion on the regulations and repercussions of environmental pollution.Screen Shot 2017-04-25 at 2.58.29 PM

Panelists for the event include:

Dr. Rick Tarkka — UCA, Chemistry
Dr. Matthew Connolly — UCA, Geography
Dr. Laurie Warren — UCA, Biology

Invite your friends and spread the word! Public participation is encouraged. Please plan to arrive early as seating is limited.

Earth Day @ UCA 4/21

Earth Day will be celebrated at the Student Center from 10 am until 3 pm on Friday, 4/21.  A Scavenger Hunt will take place from 1 – 3 pm at the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve.  Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 2.45.38 PM

62nd Annual State Science Fair

The University of Central Arkansas was host to the 62nd Annual Southwestern Energy Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair.   It is held every spring at UCA, and is affiliated with the Society for Science and the Public’s International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  The State Science and Engineering Fair is open to students in grades 9-12 who have finished in the top 4 places in their respective categories at one of Arkansas’ regional ISEF-affiliated science fairs.  CNSM’s Biology Department’s Dr. Mark Bland is the director for this annual event.

For pictures and more details, please go to the full story on UCA’s Bear Blog.

Arkansas Academy of Sciences 4/7 – 4/8/2017

The 101st annual meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science will be held
on April 7 – 8, 2017, hosted by the University of Central Arkansas.  Oral presentations will begin on Friday afternoon in the Conway Corporation Center for Sciences.  Friday evening will feature an informal mixer, followed by a dinner with keynote speaker Dr. Sally Entrekin, an ecologist with UCA’s Department of Biology.  Oral presentations will continue on Saturday morning, and all posters will be on display at the Poster Session in the Health, Physical Education, Recreation (HPER) Building gym from 9:30 – 11:30 am Saturday morning.
Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 1.42.24 PMFor more information about the 2017 ASA annual meeting, please click here.  For information about the Academy, please click here.

Secret Lives of Stars at Planetarium

Secret Lives of Stars is showing at the Griffin Planetarium on 3/31, 4/1, 4/7 & 4/8 at 8 pm.Screen Shot 2017-01-27 at 8.52.56 AMFor the remainder of the Spring 2017 schedule, please go to http://uca.edu/physics/planetarium/

Arkansas State Science Fair 3/31 & 4/1

The 62nd Annual Southwestern Energy Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair is being held Friday, 3/31, and Saturday, 4/1, at the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, and is affiliated with the Society for Science and the Public’s International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The State Science and Engineering Fair is open to students in grades 9-12 who have finished in the top 4 places in their respective categories at one of Arkansas’ regional ISEF-affiliated science fairs.

For more details about this year’s event, please go to the website.

SPS Fundraiser on 3/8

Physics Club (SPS) is having a fundraiser at McAlisters Deli on Wednesday, March 8th, from 5-8 PM.  McAlisters is located at 2465 Sanders Road in Conway.

SPS will be busing tables. We need 50 signatures of folks coming in the door to earn 10% of the sales during that time. Money earned by SPS goes toward club activities and travel expenses.

Please come out at support SPS!

Day of Celebration of Women in STEM Friday, 3/3

The public is invited to a Day of Celebration of Women in STEM, Friday, March 3, 2017 at CNSM’s Lewis Science Center.  Professionals in STEM will be presenting in Computer Science, Biology, Physics and Chemistry, with a panel discussion at 1 pm, LSC 101.  Dr. Sethanne Howard of the US Naval Observatory will be presenting a lecture 4000 years of Women in Science in LSC 100 at 5:30 pm.  Please plan to come, learn, and enjoy!

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Public Lecture Friday 3/3/17

As part of our Celebration of Women in STEM on Friday, 3/3/17, the public is invited to a special presentation by Dr. Sethanne Howard of the US Naval Observatory at 5:30 pm in Lewis Science Center 100.  Lecture3.3.17

Stars of the Pharaohs Premiere 2/24/17

Premiere of “Stars of the Pharaohs” tonight and Saturday, 2/24 & 2/25! Show starts promptly at 8 pm in the Griffin Planetarium inside CCCS. Screen Shot 2017-02-24 at 2.15.18 PM

Please go to the website for the entire Spring Semester schedule:
http://uca.edu/physics/planetarium/