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.

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. 

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/