Dean Addison Kicks off Challenge Week 2017

CNSM Dean Stephen Addison kicks off Challenge Week next Monday, 10/2, with this topic “Algorithms: What they are, How we use them, and Why you should know about them” in Doyne Auditorium at 5 pm.  Reception to follow.

The Schedler Honors College Challenge Week theme is  “Brave New Algorithms: How ‘Big Data’ Shapes Our World and runs October 2-6.

For all the details, please go to Challenge Week.

CNSM Events during UCA’s Family Day September 30, 2017

Open House 10:30 am-12:00 pm Conway Corporation Center for Sciences Lobby

Bruce Street Tailgating 3:00 – 5:00 pm  – The STEM Residential College in Arkansas Hall, will be hosting a Family Day Tailgating Event from 3:00-5:00 pm at the CNSM Tailgating spot. We will be serving Pulled Pork BBQ, Cole Slaw, Chips and Drinks. The cost for the food is $2. Each Residential College has been tasked with preparing a BBQ sauce for competition (STEM is preparing Kentucky BBQ sauces). The BBQ sauce that receives the most donations wins. Finally, there will be a Corn Hole Tournament. Entry fee is $2.  All money earned from this event will go to the UCA Bear Food Pantry. Reminder: the CNSM tailgate spot is on Bruce street near the Crafton Alumni Pavilion.

Planetarium Show: “Invaders of Mars” 8:00-9:00 pm  Dr. Edmond E. Griffin Planetarium, UCA Conway Corporation Center for the Sciences (Bruce Street)

Enjoy a tour of the universe! Admission is free. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. No admittance once show has begun.

Tailgate with STEM Residential College 9/30!

Residential Colleges, including the STEM Residential College in Arkansas Hall, will be hosting a Family Day Tailgating Event from 3:00-5:00 pm at the CNSM Tailgating spot. We will be serving Pulled Pork BBQ, Cole Slaw, Chips and Drinks. The cost for the food is $2. Each Residential College has been tasked with preparing a BBQ sauce for competition (STEM is preparing Kentucky BBQ sauces). The BBQ sauce that receives the most donations wins. Finally, there will be a Corn Hole Tournament. Entry fee is $2.  All money earned from this event will go to the UCA Bear Food Pantry.
Reminder: the CNSM tailgate spot is on Bruce street near the Crafton Alumni Pavilion. We have a big purple sign so you can’t miss it! Hope to see you there!

Chalk Talk Thursday 9/28/17

The Science of Science on 9/27

Invaders of Mars! at Griffin Planetarium

Playing this weekend and next in UCA’s Griffin Planetarium is Invaders of Mars!

Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm on 9/22, 9/23, 9/29 & 9/30.

The one-hour shows this week include a tour of the evening sky,
the fall equinox, and the full-dome movie “Invaders of Mars”
narrated by Tom Baker of Dr. Who fame.  Located in the Conway Corporation Center for the Sciences, doors open at 7:30pm.  Seating Limited!
For the full Fall 2017 Planetarium schedule, please go to  http://uca.edu/physics/planetarium/

 

Observatory Public Viewing Wednesday, 9/20

The UCA Observatory will be open from 8 pm to 10 pm tonight to the public for views of the universe through the 14-inch aperture telescope. Stairs to the observatory are located in the front lobby of Lewis Science Center.

 Please click on link below for remainder of  Fall 2017 observatory  nights:

1st CNSM Tailgate of the Season, 9/16!

Saturday, 9/16

Starting at 4 pm

On Bruce Street in front of the Crafton Alumni Pavilion

Hot dogs, hamburgers, and fixins will be provided starting at 5:30 pm — first-come, first-served! Hosted by the Physics Club (SPS) and Math Club. Please bring a side dish, chips, non alcoholic drinks or dessert to share! See you there! Football game starts at 7:15 pm! Go STEM Bears! 

Future tailgates and the associated CNSM student orgs can be found here:

 

Fall Public Planetarium Shows

The fall public planetarium shows at the Griffin Planetarium are Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm) during the following weeks:
September 1 thru October 14
October 27 thru November 18
December 1 thru Dec 16

Stars of the Pharaohs is showing on Friday, 9/1, and on Saturday, 9/2.

Admission is free. Seating limited to the first 94 people.

For a complete listing of show titles, please go to UCA’s Planetarium website.

The Science of Super Heroes

Science Wednesday kicks off the fall semester Wednesday, 8/30, 6:30 pm, at Kings Live Music in downtown Conway!

 

Arrive early as seating is limited.

 

Science Wednesday is sponsored by the Society of Physics Students at UCA. Click here for more information.