The University of Central Arkansas will be among a dozen state colleges and universities exhibiting students’ STEM research at the state Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 14.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Arkansas STEM Posters at the Capitol will feature more than 120 undergraduates in Arkansas displaying posters that highlight their work in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Students will discuss their research — leaving jargon at the door — with the public, elected officials and other students and faculty, allowing attendees to learn more about the STEM field and the students an opportunity to strengthen their communication skills.

Now in its sixth year, the posters at the Capitol event will showcase around 70 different posters. UCA students with majors such as biology, chemistry, computer science, math and physics will be among the presenters.

“The students get excited about presenting their work in a venue like that. It’s a wonderful venue,” said Patrick Desrochers, chair of the Department of Chemistry. “Secondly, they’re proud of the work they do, and they want to tell people about it. They feel a bit of an excitement, a professional satisfaction, a novel experience, being able to communicate their stuff to such a broad group of people.”

The event is held in partnership with Arkansas NSF EPSCoR, the Arkansas STEM Coalition and Arkansas State University.

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