News and Events

Check back often to discover exciting and new things happening in the College of Natural Science and Mathematics at the University of Central Arkansas.

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.

For all the details, please click here.

STEM Posters at the Capitol

Mark your calendars for Posters at the Capitol on February 15, 2017!

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) undergraduates from across the state will present their research to elected state officials, the media, the general public, as well as other undergraduates and faculty in the Arkansas State Capitol rotunda.

Dr. Patrick Desrochers, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at UCA is the primary organizer of this event and Dr. William Slaton, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCA is the web page and social media organizer.

For more information or to check out past events, please visit


Hour of Code 12/9/16

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Gift Announcement from Charles D. Morgan

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Southwestern Energy Endowed Fund for Student Research

The University of Central Arkansas received a gift of $300,000 from Southwestern Energy Company to support undergraduate and graduate student research.

The Southwestern Energy Endowed Fund for Student Research will be granted to students conducting research in the fields of environmental science, geography and physics.  Graduate student Christopher Robinson was announced as the first Southwestern Energy/Steven L. Mueller Research Fellow on December 5, 2016.   To read more, please click here.

CNSM Major Gift Announcement on 12/5

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Science Wednesday 11/30

November and December are traditionally months of feasting and celebration. We hope you will join us for the final Science Wednesday of the semester– The Science of Food! Together we will discuss food, food chemistry, and the impact of food and feasting on societies around the world. Event starts at 6:30pm, but plan to arrive early as seating is limited. We hope to see you there!!

Screen Shot 2016-11-28 at 9.52.35 AMConfirmed panelists: 

Dr. Stacey Schwartzkopf — Hendrix College, Anthropology
Dr. Melissa Kelley — UCA, Chemistry
Dr. Alicia Landry — UCA, Family and Consumer Sciences



Observatory Open 11/16

UCA Observatory Public Night
Tonight: Wednesday November 16th 6:00pm-8:00pm

Join Dr. Scott Austin to look through the UCA telescope.

Stairs to the observatory located in the front lobby of Lewis Science Center.

Last Home Football Tailgate of the Season 11/12

CNSM Tailgate and Charity Cook-off — Saturday, 11/12 at 12 noon during the UCA tailgate on Bruce Street for a Charity Cook-Off between Dr. George Bratton, Dr. Brad Teague, and President Tom Courtway. Please bring canned food and/or cash donations which benefit the UCA Food Pantry.

The Cook-Off will occur at the CNSM tailgating spot on Bruce Street in front of the Crafton Alumni Pavilion.

Math Seminar – Wednesday 11/9/16

The Department of Mathematics invites you to attend a seminar entitled “Lessons Learned Coordinating Calculus” on Wednesday, November 9, at 2 pm in MCS 220.

Speaker: Dr. Jason Martin, UCA Department of Mathematics
Title:       Lessons Learned Coordinating Calculus
Date:      Wednesday., November 9, 2016
Place:     MCS Room 220