Public Planetarium Shows

This Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21, from 8 – 9 pm, come see Two Small Pieces of Glass — The Amazing Telescope at the Dr. Edmond E. Griffin Planetarium inside the Conway Corporation Center for the Sciences.Planetarium Show 1:20 & 1:21

Please check out the entire spring 2017 schedule at CNSM’s Physics and Astronomy Planetarium website.

Scholarship Portal Open!

For Current Students ~ The scholarship portal is open!  Click on “Scholarships & Awards” from the CNSM website menu at and follow application instructions and links to apply for departmental awards, the Advancement of Undergraduate Research in the Sciences, and the CNSM Outstanding Student.


Public Observatory Nights

Wednesday, January 18, from 6 – 8 pm is CNSM’s first public viewing night for the spring semester.  The Public is invited to come view the night sky through the UCA telescope.  Observatory is located in the front lobby of the Lewis Science Center.  **Observation night is dependent upon the weather**

Spring 2017 Schedule:
Wednesday, January 18, 6:00-8:00 PM
Wednesday, February 15, 7:00-9:00 PM
Wednesday, March 15, 8:00-10:00 PM
Wednesday, April 19, 9:00-11:00 PM

For more info on UCA’s Observatory, click here.

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