UT Arlington Hosts Week-Long Series of Special Events for Science Week
By UTA College of Science
Posted on April 16, 2021, April 16, 2021

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Science Week is a week-long series of special events which celebrates the achievements of College of Science students, faculty and alumni. Join us this year, April 18-24, for an online event featuring daily talks across all departments and running concurrently with Discover, our student research symposium formerly known as ACES. Check below for the most up-to-date event guide and links and remember to use #MaverickScience when sharing and interacting on social media. All times central, links to be updated.

Calendar iconSunday, April 18

Chevron icon All Day - DISCOVER Posters Open for Public Viewing
Browse entries for DISCOVER, UTA College of Science's student research symposium, including abstracts, posters and on-demand video presentations as Maverick Scientists compete for a spot in Friday's DISCOVER Showcase and a chance for cash prizes.

Calendar iconMonday, April 19

Chevron icon All Day - DISCOVER Posters Open for Public Viewing
Browse entries for DISCOVER, UTA College of Science's student research symposium, including abstracts, posters and on-demand video presentations as Maverick Scientists compete for a spot in Friday's DISCOVER Showcase and a chance for cash prizes. 

Chevron icon 9 a.m. - Science Ambassadors Demonstration
Follow @UTAScience on social media for a sneak peek at the types of science experiments and demonstrations UTA's Science Ambassadors perform regularly for school-aged children.  

Chevron icon 11 a.m. - "The Crucible That Forges Activist Scholars" Dr. Sean L. Jones
The College of Science Black Graduate Students Association presents Dr. Sean L. Jones, Assistant Director and head of the NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate, for a talk about activist scholars and his career experiences in the academic, private and public sectors - including serving in the White House.  http://bit.ly/sciweek_jones 

Chevron icon 4 p.m. - Climate Change and Texas' Extreme Weather: Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon
Join us for a discussion with Texas State Climatologist, Director of the Texas Center for Climate Studies and Texas A&M Professor, Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, focused on local implications of Global Change, particularly as they relate to Geosciences and Meteorology.  http://bit.ly/sciweek_jng 

Chevron icon 8 p.m. - Research 101: Student Roundtable on the How and Why of Undergraduate Research
Interested in undergraduate research? Bring your questions, big and small, to a group of students who have been through the process of identifying, applying for and participating in undergraduate research. Learn how to get plugged in and make the most of the opportunities available in this interactive panel.  

Calendar iconTuesday, April 20

Chevron icon All Day - DISCOVER Posters Open for Public Viewing
Browse entries for DISCOVER, UTA College of Science's student research symposium, including abstracts, posters and on-demand video presentations as Maverick Scientists compete for a spot in Friday's DISCOVER Showcase and a chance for cash prizes. 

Chevron icon 9 a.m. - Science Ambassadors Demonstration
Follow @UTAScience on social media for a sneak peek at the types of science experiments and demonstrations UTA's Science Ambassadors perform regularly for school-aged children.  

Chevron icon 4 p.m. - Distinguished Women in Science: “Ocean Outbreak: Pandemics in the Ocean are Heating up with Climate Change” Dr. Drew Harvell
Drew Harvell, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University will deliver a talk titled “Ocean Outbreak: Pandemics in the Ocean are Heating up with Climate Change” and discuss her book Sea of Glass and career as a woman in science.  http://bit.ly/sciweek_harvell 

Calendar iconWednesday, April 21

Chevron iconAll Day - DISCOVER Posters Open for Public Viewing
Browse entries for DISCOVER, UTA College of Science's student research symposium, including abstracts, posters and on-demand video presentations as Maverick Scientists compete for a spot in Friday's DISCOVER Showcase and a chance for cash prizes. 

Chevron icon9 a.m. - Science Ambassadors Demonstration
Follow @UTAScience on social media for a sneak peek at the types of science experiments and demonstrations UTA's Science Ambassadors perform regularly for school-aged children. 

Chevron icon1 p.m. - UTA Planetarium Weekly Show
Join the UTA Planetarium for an interactive stream on Facebook Live, starting at 1 p.m. Planetarium staff Levent Gurdemir and James Bader will turn the scope back on our own planet in a special Earth-themed show. 

Chevron icon2 p.m. - Data Science Colloquia
Join the UTA's newly launched Data Science staff for a themed talk. 

Chevron icon4 p.m. - "Public Goods: From Biofilms to Societies" Dr. Simon Levin
Hear thoughts on Global Change and the Human-Earth System from Simon Levin, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University and the Director of the Center for BioComplexity in the Princeton Environmental Institute.  http://bit.ly/sciweek_levin

Calendar iconThursday, April 22 (EARTH DAY)

Chevron icon All Day - DISCOVER Posters Open for Public Viewing
Browse entries for DISCOVER, UTA College of Science's student research symposium, including abstracts, posters and on-demand video presentations as Maverick Scientists compete for a spot in Friday's DISCOVER Showcase and a chance for cash prizes. 

Chevron icon All Day - #MavsDay - UTA Day of Giving
Unite with the entire UTA community for a day of giving and consider assisting current and future Maverick Scientists by funding scholarships with a gift to the College of Science Dean's Leadership Circle.

Chevron icon 9 a.m. - Science Ambassadors Demonstration
Follow @UTAScience on social media for a sneak peek at the types of science experiments and demonstrations UTA's Science Ambassadors perform regularly for school-aged children. 

Chevron icon 2 p.m. - Prospective Student Virtual Tour & Open House
Prospective students and interested parties can join the College of Science Recruiting staff for a virtual campus tour followed by a virtual open house, featuring a College of Science presentation and opportunity for Q&A with staff and current students.  https://bit.ly/3s9QOtR

Chevron icon 4 p.m. - "Expecting the Unexpected" Dr. Steven Weinberg
Hear thoughts on Global Change and the Human-Earth System from American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin.

Calendar iconFriday, April 23

Chevron icon All Day - DISCOVER Posters Open for Public Viewing
Browse entries for DISCOVER, UTA College of Science's student research symposium, including abstracts, posters and on-demand video presentations as Maverick Scientists compete for a spot in Friday's DISCOVER Showcase and a chance for cash prizes. 

Chevron icon 9 a.m. - Science Ambassadors Demonstration
Follow @UTAScience on social media for a sneak peek at the types of science experiments and demonstrations UTA's Science Ambassadors perform regularly for school-aged children.  

Chevron icon 1 p.m. - DISCOVER Showcase
Watch live as the top student research entries are presented and judged one last time and watch the presentation of this year's DISCOVER top honors in undergraduate and graduate research, along with cash prizes.  

Chevron icon 3 p.m. - Talking About Microextraction - New Solutions for Environmental Biomonitoring
The UTA College of Science welcomes Dr. Emanuela Giofriddo, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Toledo. 

Chevron iconTime TBA - Tap Talks
Cap the week with a Science-themed discussion at a local brewery as Tap Talks returns.  

Calendar iconSaturday, April 24

Chevron icon All Day - DISCOVER Posters, Results, Archive Open for Public Viewing
Re-visit all the entries, watch an archive of the DISCOVER Showcase live stream and view the official results.

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