CNSM Events Week of 10/1/18

Speaker from New York Institute of Technology


Gina Moses, Director, Admissions Recruitment at New York Institute of Technology’s College of Osteopathic Medicine will be speaking at UCA on Thursday, September 20th, from 1:40 – 2:30 pm in Lewis Science Center Room 100.

Science Wednesday Highlighted in Echo

The Community Conversation section of the September 5, 2018, Echo featured CNSM’s first Science Wednesday of the Fall 2018 semester.  The open forum discussion on “The Science of Cybersecurity” took place at Kings Live Music in downtown Conway on August 29.  Panelists were Professor of Physics and CNSM Dean Stephen Addison, engineer Zach King, and Associate Professor of Political Science Mary Sullivan.   For more details, please read the full Echo article at this link:

Science Wednesday is planned, sponsored, and moderated by faculty and students from CNSM and UCA’s STEM Residential College.  The full semester schedule can be found at the Science Wednesday website.

First Science Wednesday for the Fall Semester!

Science Wednesday is back for Fall 2018!  Join us as we talk “The Science of Cybersecurity” at Kings Live Music. Discussion starts at 6:30 pm, but plan to arrive early as seating is limited.  Kings is located at 1020 Front St. in downtown Conway.

Admission is free, and all are welcome!  Wednesday is also 1/2 price pizza night at Kings– and as a special Science Wednesday offer, enjoy a free soda with the purchase of any food item!

“Invaders of Mars!” First Planetarium Show for Fall Semester

The Griffin Planetarium shows for this Friday, August 24,  and Saturday, August 25,  at 8 pm is “Invaders of Mar!”.   The one-hour show includes a tour of the late August sky, a review of the 2018 Mars opposition, a martian musical interlude, and the full-dome movie “Invaders of Mars” narrated by Tom Baker of Dr. Who.

Under the care of Emmy award winning space artist, Don Davis, this beautifully crafted show highlights our ongoing exploration of Mars.  We explore the Martian surface as seen by Earth’s various spacecraft “invaders” and use the data gathered to explore the red planet as only CGI can.  We fly over the great chasms, canyons and volcanoes, descend amid the icy Martian polar cap, and withstand swirling dust devils.  Blinded by the planet-wide storm that often engulf this world, we emerge with a new perspective on the red planet Mars.  Narrated by Tom Baker, of the BBC’s Dr. Who.  Winner of four Telly Awards.”

Seating for Public Shows is on a first-come basis with maximum capacity of 94.  Doors open 30 minutes before each show and there is no admittance once show has begun.  More details available on Griffin Planetarium Website.

Griffin Planetarium Fall Schedule Announced

Public Shows at 8:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays from August 24 through October 6, October 19 through November 17, and November 30 through December 8.  Admission is currently free, with donations optional.  One-hour shows will include a tour of the current evening sky and the full dome productions as listed by dates.

For movie descriptions and more details, please click on the Planetarium website.

Public Planetarium Shows

The Griffin Planetarium Public Show for 4/27, 4/28, 5/4, and 5/5 is “Invaders of Mars!”

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.  More information at the Planetarium link.



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

Science of Rock and Roll 3/28

The panelists for this month’s Science Wednesday are:
Mr. Chad Terrell – UCA, Honors
Mr. Steve Karafit – UCA, Biology
Dr. Will Slaton – UCA, Physics See the “Events” tab on the CNSM website for more information.

CNSM Annual Student Research Symposium on 4/20/18

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 24th Annual Poster Symposium will be held on April 20, 2018 in the Farris Center Gymnasium from 1 – 3 pm.  Deadlines below:

Abstract submission: Due by April 9, 2018 at noon.

Poster submission: Due by April 16, 2018 at noon.

For templates and submission guidelines, please go to the event website:

Observatory Public Viewing Wednesday 3/14

The UCA Observatory will be open from 7 pm to 9 pm on Wednesday 3/14/18 for the public to view the night sky through the 14-inch aperture telescope.  Stairs to the observatory are located in the front lobby of Lewis Science Center.

 Please click on Observatory website for details.