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.

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STEM Education Seminar

The Mathematics Department is hosting a STEM Education Seminar on Wednesday, 2/7/2018, at 2 pm in the Math and Computer Science Technology building, Room 115.  Please read flyer for details.

First Science Wednesday of 2018!

This month’s Science Wednesday will be “The Science of Space Travel.” Join our distinguished panel as we talk everything from survival to rockets and sort the fact from the fiction surrounding space travel. Event will begin at 6:30pm and end at 7:30pm, allowing time for some informal socialization with the panelists before trivia starts at 8pm.

Panelists this month include:
Dr. Scott Austin – UCA, Physics; Director of Astronomical Facilities
Mr. Ralph Carruth – NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Mr. Terry Wright – UCA, Fine Arts & Communication

Please plan to arrive early as seating is limited.

Chemistry Seminar 1/23/18

Griffin Planetarium Shows

Griffin Planetarium Public Shows resume for the 2018 Spring Semester with the premier of “Dark: Understanding Dark Matter” on 1/12 and 1/13.

“The search for Dark Matter is the most pressing astrophysical problem of our time- the solution to which will help us understand why the Universe is as it is, where it came from, and how it has evolved over billions of years – the unimaginable depths of deep time, of which human life is but a flickering instant.  ” http://darkthemovie.info

“Dark” will play again the following weekend of 1/19 and 1/20.  Included with the full dome movie is a tour of the current evening sky and flights around the universe.  Griffin Planetarium is located in the Conway Corporation Center for the Sciences.  The full Spring Semester schedule of all 8 different movies is at the Planetarium link.

Shows start promptly at 8 pm, with doors opening at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

 

Grant Application Open for UCA in Mexico

The online grant application form for the UCA in Mexico: Summer Language and Culture Immersion through Ecological Sustainability is now open.  The deadline is 4:30 pm on Friday, January 26, 2018.  Final deadline to apply for the program is February 12, 2018.

Please scroll to the bottom of UCA in Mexico link to access the grant application form. 

 

Upcoming Planetarium Shows

Shows for this and the following Friday and Saturday (12/1, 12/2, 12/8 & 12/9) in Griffin Planetarium include a tour of the evening sky, flights around the universe, and the full-dome movie “The Edge of Darkness” (an exploration of asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets in our solar system). 

The planetarium is located in the Conway Corporation Center for the Sciences.

Shows start promptly at 8 pm, with doors opening at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

 

“Secret Lives of Stars” will replay as the full-dome movie on 12/15 & 12/16.

Winners of Photo Contest Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Jewel Moore Nature Reserve Photography contest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details, please go the UCA News link.

The Science of Language 11/29

The last Science Wednesday for 2017 will be Wednesday, 11/29, from 6:30 – 8 pm at Kings, downtown Conway.  Panelists are Dr. Jesse Butler, UCA, Philosophy, Dr. Lynn Burley, UCA, Linguistics, and Dr. Dee Lance, UCA, Communication Sciences and Disorders.

 

 

 

Chalk Talk on 11/28

The last Chalk Talk for the Fall 2017 Semester will take place Tuesday, November 28, from 1:40 – 2:30 pm in Laney-Manion Hall, Room 102.  The student presenters and their advisors are listed in the flyer.