Fall 2016 Calendar
Wednesday, August 24
SuccessU Faculty/Student Mixer – 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Rio Grande Ballroom, 2nd Floor of E.H. Hereford University Center
This annual reception for incoming freshmen science majors gives students the chance to meet College of Science faculty and instructors and get their UTA experience off to a great start! Coffee, lemonade and cookies will be served, followed immediately by lunch for the students and faculty in the Bluebonnet Ballroom.
Friday, September 2
Welcome Week Ice Cream Social – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Life Sciences Building Lobby
Join College of Science administrators and staff in the newly remodeled lobby of the Life Sciences Building for a free build-your-own ice cream sundae as we welcome our students back to campus!
Saturday, September 17
Wheels for Wellness Car Show – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sundance Square, downtown Fort Worth
Come to Fort Worth for this free car show benefitting The Prostate Cancer Resource Center at Texas Health, The Fort Worth AYA Oncology Coalition, and Cancer Research at UNT Health Science Center. While you’re there, check out UTA's College of Science booth and the College of Engineering's Formula SAE race car. Free prostate cancer screenings will be offered. All types of cars, classics, exotics and motorcycles welcome. Register online at http://wheelsforwellness.org/ for a discounted price, goody bag and free limited edition t-shirt.
Friday, September 30
Fall Faculty & Staff Meeting – 3:30 to 5 p.m., Central Library, 6th Floor Atrium
All COS faculty and staff are invited to attend our Fall Faculty & Staff Meeting. Provost Linda Johnsrud will be our guest speaker, and refreshments will be served. Please remember that your Mav ID is required to enter the library.
Friday, October 28
Chemistry Biochemistry Society 6th Annual Poster Symposium – 2-5 p.m., Chemistry & Physics Building, 3rd floor atrium
Open to all undergraduate students. Abstracts (250 words maximum) must be submitted by October 24 to firstname.lastname@example.org
. The winner will receive a paid trip to the National ACS meeting to present their work. Cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd places; honorable mentions will receive T-shirts.
Science Week Tuesday, November 1-4 2016
The College of Science will celebrate Science Week 2016 from November 1-4. The week will be full of special events, including lectures by special guests for students, faculty, alumni and the general public; Q&A discussions on careers in the medical and environmental science fields featuring COS alumni and industry professionals; and guest talks by COS alumni for Freshmen Interest Group (FIG) students. The week’s schedule includes:
Tuesday, November 1
2-3 p.m., COBA Room 245, Biology/Health Professions FIGs (Freshmen Interest Groups) class. Guest talk by UTA alumnus Dr. Ignacio Nunez (B.S. in Biology, 1975). Open to class members only
4:30-6 p.m., LSB Room 118. Guest lecture by Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University. Title: “Assessment: The Silent Killer of Learning.” A reception will precede the lecture at 4 p.m. in the LSB first floor lobby. Open to all
Wednesday, November 2
11 a.m. to 12 p.m., COBA Room 140, Physical Sciences FIG class. Guest talk by UTA alumna Lekha Gopalakrishnan (M.S. in Chemistry, 1990). Open to class members only.
12-1 p.m., LSB Room 119. Interactive talk on Careers in Medicine with COS alumnus Dr. Asad Dean (B.S. in Biology, 1993). Dr. Dean will answer students’ questions about medical school, internships and becoming a professional in the medical field. Open to medical pre-professional students
12-1 p.m., UH Room 110. Guest lecture by Michael Mumford, professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Oklahoma. Title: “Leader thinking skills: Use of skill measures in predicting complex performance.” Open to all
12-1 p.m., LSB Room 122. Earth & Environmental Sciences Careers Panel featuring professionals from industry, governmental agencies and local municipalities. Open to all science majors.
2-3:20 p.m., Science Hall Room 129. Resume Workshop featuring industry professionals who will review and critique students’ resumes. Refreshments served following at 3:20 p.m. Open to all science majors
3:30-5 p.m., Science Hall Room 129. Interviewing Workshop featuring industry professionals who will coach students on interview techniques and conduct mock interviews. Refreshments served prior to workshop at 3:20 pm. Open to all science majors
Thursday, November 3
2-3 p.m., Trimble Hall Room 02 (basement level), Psychology FIG class. Guest talk by UTA alumna Adria Toliver-Lemelle (M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2010; Ph.D. in I/O Psychology, 2013). Open to class members only
4-5 p.m., GEO Room 100. Guest lecture by Mark Harrison, Distinguished Professor of Geochemistry, Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, UCLA; member of the National Academy of Sciences. Title: “A New View of Early Earth and Its Habitability.” A reception will precede the talk at 3:30 p.m. in the lobby outside GEO Room 100. Open to all
7:30 p.m., Texas Hall. The Maverick Speakers Series presents Alexandra Cousteau, “This Blue Planet: Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth.” A National Geographic “emerging explorer,” filmmaker, and globally recognized advocate on water issues, Cousteau continues the work of her renowned grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and her father, Philippe Cousteau Sr. Dedicated to advocating for the importance of conservation and the sustainable management of water, her global initiatives seek to inspire and empower individuals to protect not only the ocean and its inhabitants, but also the human communities that rely on freshwater resources. Tickets are required; get them here
Friday, November 4
3-4 p.m., PKH 110. Guest lecture by Tim Davis, professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University. Title: “Math, Matrices and Music.” A reception will follow the talk. Open to all.
Thursday, December 8
COS Holiday Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Red River/Concho Rooms, 2nd Floor of the E.H. Hereford University Center
College of Science faculty and staff are invited to join us for our annual holiday luncheon, hosted by Dean Morteza Khaledi in the Red River and Concho Rooms of the E.H. Hereford University Center. An invitation will be sent later this fall requesting faculty and staff RSVPs.
Friday, December 16
Fall 2016 Commencement – 7 to 9 p.m., College Park Center
Please note that our Fall 2016 graduation ceremony will also include the College of Education. Information and special instructions will be posted on the COS website and emailed to students during the Fall semester.