Entrekin to lead Study Abroad trip to Mexico

Dr. Sally Entrekin of UCA’s Biology Department will be the Faculty Leader for a new UCA Study Abroad program in Mexico in 2018.  The program focus will be “Summer Language and Culture Immersion through Ecological Sustainability”.  The MetLife Foundation is funding $25,000 through the “100,000 Strong in the Americas” Innovation Fund to UCA and the Instituto Tecnologico y d Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) to exchange students from each campus.  Dr. Entrekin is a co-investigator of the grant along with principal investigator Dr. Phillip Bailey, interim associate vice president for International Engagement.  Dr. Entrekin will be teaching Biology 4390 Water Resources: Science and Ethics for the program.

For more information on the Study Abroad UCA in Mexico program, please click here.

For the full story on the Metlife Foundation grant, please click here.

 

CNSM Featured in UCA Magazine

UCA Magazine’s Fall 2017 issue focuses on science, thus CNSM faculty,  students and alum are featured in several articles.  “Passing the Torch” discusses undergraduate student research in Chemistry and Geography.  “Conway Corporation Center for Sciences” shows off our brand new state of the art science building and Griffin Planetarium.  Drs. Azida Walker, Ginny Adams, Uma Garimella, Karen Thessing, Debra Burris and alum Dr. Missy Clifton are featured in “Women in STEM” for the outreach they do.  UCA’s new partnership with the Research Learning Center at Steel Creek Campground is the topic of “Preserving Arkansas’s Natural Treasures”.  Please read these great articles by Chelsea Huckabay and Fredericka Sharkey of University Relations and Creative Services to see what CNSM has been doing!  UCA Magazine Fall 2017

GIS Day Wednesday, 11/15

Join faculty and students from UCA Geography to celebrate Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day.

Events will showcase the use of web-based GIS, recent research by department members, discussions with Geography alumni, and a celebration of our top students.

 

Come to 225 Student Center between 12 and 4:30pm on Wednesday, November 15, to learn more about Geography and GIS at UCA!

Facebook link to event

https://uca.edu/cnsm/2017/11/03/2950/

Research in STEM Education Seminar

Biology Seminar 11/3

The next speaker in the Biology Seminar Series is graduate student Nick Dial this Friday, 11/3, at noon in Lewis Science Center Room 172.  He will present the “Ethnobotany of the American Southwest”.

Public Planetarium Shows 11/3 & 11/4

“Secret Lives of Stars” is showing at the Griffin Planetarium this Friday and Saturday night at 8 pm.Doors open at 7:30 pm and admission is free.  Seating limited to the first 94 people.

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

JMNR Photography Entries Due November 1!

Digital photographs of nature or of humans interacting with nature must be taken in the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve, in the restored creek adjacent to the HPER, in the natural areas behind Lewis Science Center (including Culwell Natural Area and rain garden), or at the Steel Creek field station along the Buffalo River. Photographs of organisms taken from these areas and photographed in the lab may also be submitted (e.g. protists, algae, insects).

Contest is open to all UCA students, faculty, staff and alumni.  Deadline for submission November 1, 2017.

Please read link for submission details:  JMNR Photocontest 4 2 2017

Pre Med Panel Thursday, 11/2

Chemistry Seminar 10/26