Summer STEM Academy at UCA

Summer 2022 Information

The 2022 Summer STEM Academy @ UCA is a one-week research immersion experience for students entering grades 9 – 11.  In three complementary courses (1) microscopy & toxicology; (2) experimental design and empirical modeling; and (3) data analysis & visualization; students will design, implement, and analyze data from their own experiments focused on factors that may affect the heart rate of Daphnia magna.  The program is funded by an AEGIS grant from the Arkansas Department of Education and is organized by the Department of Mathematics and the STEM Institute at UCA.


Microbiology:  Students will develop microscopy skills and work in small teams to design toxicology experiments using Daphnia magna as a model organism with Dr. Krista Peppers, Biology faculty

Experimental Design and Empirical Modeling:  Be introduced to statistical modeling and utilize those tools to develop and analyze your own experiments with Dr. Todd Abel, Mathematics faculty.

Data Analysis & Visualization:  Develop computer programming skills and tools to analyze and visualize data with Dr. Mark Doderer, Computer Science faculty.

Daily Schedule

8:45 – 9:15      Morning Meeting
9:15 – 10:45    Session I
11:00 – 12:30   Sessions II
12:30 – 1:15    Lunch provided by Academy
1:30 – 3:00      Session III
Presentations Friday, June 24th 3:00 – 4:00.

For more information contact:
Dr. Ramesh Garimella,Chair
Department of Mathematics
Phone: 501-450-3147