Partnership with Northark and Buffalo National River

Screen Shot 2016-12-20 at 2.21.45 PMThe signing ceremony took place Monday, December 19, 2016, at Steel Creek Campground near Ponca, Arkansas.

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Hour of Code 12/9/16

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CNSM Homecoming Events Saturday 10/22/16

GRAND OPENING of the Conway Corporation Center for the Sciences – 3 pm at CCCS!

CNSM Tailgate — Tasty Jambalaya — Our tent on Bruce St. in front of Crafton Alumni Pavilion — Bring a side dish or dessert!

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STEM Career Fair, Wednesday 10/19!

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Computer Coding 2015 @ UCA

2015 Coding

Computer Coding 2015 @ UCA for middle and high school students is a summer program sponsored by the Department ofMathematics, Department of Computer Science, and STEM Institute at UCA.

The goal of this program is to provide kids with an early opportunity to learn computer programming. The students will be taught basic programming concepts, various simple computing techniques and problem solving skills with some hands-on project work.  “Scratch” and/or on-line resources will be introduced so students can practice and work on their projects.  Students will learn important basic mathematical and computer concepts that improve their creative thinking, logical reasoning, problem solving, and team collaboration skills.

The program will be conducted by Mr. Sudheer Kavi, a Senior Solutions Developer at Acxiom and an adjunct professor of Computer Science at UCA.

When: June 9-July 3, 2015

Where: Math and Computer Science Building, UCA Campus

Cost: $75 per student

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UCA-STEM Power for Girls

Hosted by the UCA STEM Institute

Friday, May 22, 2015

Participants will attend breakout sessions on different STEM careers such as mechanical engineering, fisheries pathology, computer science, and biology education.

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Open to: Female students in High School (10th, 11th, and 12th grades) and female college students (Freshman and Sophomores).
Time: 8:30am—3:30pm
Location: University of Central Arkansas
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided

Registration Link:

For more information contact UCA STEM Institute, (501)450-3426

Engineering is Elementary

Engineering is Elementary (EiE) is a curriculum program that integrates engineering with elementary science topics. Connections with literacy, social studies and mathematics can also be made.

The Attraction is Obvious: Designing Meglev Systems
Designing Meglev SystemsInnovative “meglev” or magnetic levitation trains move by using magnets instead of wheels.

During this workshop participants will explore the concepts behind these concepts. The explorations are a vehicle for technological innovations behind these trains to come alive for students in this transportation-engineering unit. The participants will have access to all materials that are needed to implement this unit in their classroom.

Two sessions available:

  • February 17th & 24th 4:30pm to 8:00pm (must attend both dates)
  • March 4th – 9:00am – 3:30pm

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Free Robotics Camp


UCA Computer Science & STEM Institute Robotics Camp

Saturday, April 4th – 8:30am-12:30pm

Have you ever wanted to build and program your own robot?
Sponsored by a NASA EPSCoR grant, the UCA Computer Science
Department and STEM Institute are offering a free half day camp
on using the Lego EV3 Mindstorms and EZ robots (Six, Roli, or
JD). In this camp, you will learn the basics of robotics and will
work hands on with one of our robots. Our instructors will work
with you step by step in constructing, programming, and operating
the robot of your choice. This is open to 6th – 8th grade students
who are interested. No prior experience needed!

Robotics Day Camp
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