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Science Week - November 3-7
Science Week Schedule

Monday, November 3

Social media Maverick Science Spirit Photo Contest
Begins Monday, November 3; deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Thursday, November 6
College of Science students are invited to send photos all week which embody “Maverick Science in Action” to #mavscienceinaction on Instagram. Students are welcome to be creative in their interpretation of that phrase, and science-themed photos are certainly encouraged! Any inappropriate submissions will not be considered. Winners will be announced on Friday, Nov. 7 during the Open Mic Day event (see below). Winners will receive either a FitBit or portable, Bluetooth-ready speakers (value $100).
Open to all College of Science students

Freshmen Interest Group Physical Sciences class
11 a.m. Geoscience Building, Room 109
Alumnus Brett Ragon (B.S. in Chemistry) will talk with FIG students about his experiences as a student and as a professional in the water treatment industry.
Open to FIG students only

Science Constituency Council meeting: The Art of Networking
12-12:50 p.m. Life Sciences Building, Room 124
Alumnus Stan Jumper (M.S. in Geology) and Majie Fan, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, will discuss the art of networking for students. This will be especially beneficial for junior and senior students, but all students are welcome! Pizza will be served.
Open to all SCC members and prospective members

Open Mic Science Event
4:30-5:30 p.m. Chemistry & Physics Building lobby, far west side of atrium
Research-active graduate and undergraduate students will give brief presentations of their research projects using nothing but a white board! Audience participation, questions and feedback are encouraged. Food will be served.
Open to all

Tuesday, November 4

Freshmen Interest Group: Research Scholars in Science
11 a.m. Trimble Hall, Room 118
Nelson Claytor, a longtime member of the College of Science Advisory Council, physicist and president of Fresnel Technologies – a manufacturer of molded plastic lenses and related optical components – will talk with FIG students about his experiences as a successful researcher, entrepreneur and proud UT Arlington College of Science supporter.
Open to ASSURE students only

Identifying and Securing Research and Funding Opportunities: A Hands-On Workshop for Students
12:30-1:45 p.m., Pickard Hall, Room 313
Presented by the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). Ashanti Johnson, assistant vice provost for faculty recruitment, associate professor of environmental science and IBP director, will inform undergraduate students of research opportunities available to them. This is an interactive workshop in which students will sign up to receive information about research experiences and funding.
Open to all undergraduate students

Leadership in Industry
12:30-1:30 p.m., Chemistry & Physics Building, Room 303
Holloway “Holly” Frost (UT Arlington alumnus, former CEO, director, chairman and president of Texas Memory Systems, Inc.), Nelson Claytor (president of Fresnel Technologies), Lewis Hollweg (former chairman/CEO of Batrus Hollweg International) and Mark Skinner (UT Arlington alumnus, president of Skinner Commercial Realty and Associates) and will discuss issues of science and entrepreneurship with a group of College of Science students. Refreshments will be served.
Invitation only

Freshmen Interest Group (FIG) Psychology class
2-3 p.m., Preston Hall, Room 306
CEOs Mark Skinner and Lewis Hollweg will talk with FIG students. This session will be particularly useful for those students interested in working in a corporate setting.
Open to FIG class students only

Mathematics and Beyond
2-3:30 p.m., Pickard Hall, Room 305
Alumnus from the Department of Mathematics Holloway “Holly” Frost will talk with students majoring in mathematics. This session will be particularly useful for those students interested in learning the importance of mathematics in different career fields and those who wish to pursue entrepreneurship.
Open to Mathematics majors only

CEO Roundtable with I/O Psychology class
3:30-5 p.m., Life Sciences Building, Room 124
CEOs Holloway “Holly” Frost, Lewis Hollweg and Mark Skinner will talk with undergraduate Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology students in Nicolette Lopez’s class.
Open to members of class only

Wednesday, November 5

Identifying and Securing Research and Funding Opportunities: A Hands-On Workshop for Students
12-1:30 p.m., Pickard Hall, Room 313
Repeat of Tuesday’s workshop. Presented by the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). Dr. Ashanti Johnson, assistant vice provost for faculty recruitment, associate professor of environmental science and IBP director, will inform undergraduate students of research opportunities available to them. This is an interactive workshop in which students will sign up to receive information about research experiences and funding.
Open to all undergraduate students

Medical and Dental Panel Q&A
12 p.m., Life Sciences Building, Room 119
College of Science alumni Asad Dean, M.D. (B.S. in Biology, Cum Laude), Pat Peters, M.D. (B.S. in Biology), Alvin Anene, M.D. (B.S. in Biology) and Scott Taylor, D.O. (B.S. in Biology), as well as Franklyn Alexander, D.D.S. , a longtime UT Arlington supporter and member of the UT Arlington Development Board, will answer students’ questions about careers in the medical field. Tim Henry, assistant dean of the Honors College and lecturer in biology, will serve as panel moderator.
Open to all College of Science pre-medical and pre-dental students

Careers in Earth and Environmental Science Panel
12 p.m., Life Sciences Building, Room 124
Alumni and experts will talk with students about possible careers in the earth and environmental science field. James Grover, interim dean of the College of Science and professor of earth and environmental science, will serve as panel moderator.
Open to all students - Pizza being served to EES Careers panel

“Senate hearing”: How does science affect policy?
2:30-4:30 p.m., Chemistry & Physics Building, Room 303
Alumni/doctors Asad Dean, Pat Peters, Alvin Anene and Scott Taylor, as well as Arlington dentist Franklyn Alexander, will serve as “senators” while hearing “testimony” from groups of students debating various topics in this mock Senate hearing. Students will present as various groups of stakeholders including regulatory agencies, private businesses, the general public and scientists on the topic of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Refreshments will be served.
Open to ASSURE students only - Light refreshments will be served to Senate Hearing

Reception for Science Alumni and Friends
6-7 p.m., E.H. Hereford University Center, Carlisle Suite
A dinner reception for College of Science Alumni and Friends.
Invitation only

Innovations in Medicine: Perspectives from Two Worlds
7:30 p.m., E.H. Hereford University Center, Rosebud Theater
Alumnus J.J. Sharma, M.D., a doctor and entrepreneur (B.S. in Biology, founder and CEO of NextGen Oncology), and Julian Hurdle, UT Arlington assistant professor of biology, will discuss scientific innovations in the medical field from different perspectives including research, clinical care and business. Remarks by Dr. James Grover, Interim Dean of Biology and Dr. Carolyn Cason, Vice President for Research.
Open to all students and University community as well as the general public

Thursday, November 6

Science for All
12-2 p.m., Central Library 6th Floor Parlor
Biology Assistant Professor John “Trey” Fondon will speak at 12:30 p.m. on “Separating fact from fiction about genetically modified organisms”. The event is meant for a broad audience for all education levels and disciplines. Come out for the talk in the spirit of scientific literacy!
Lunch will be served at 12 p.m. and ongoing during the talk, with time following the talk to socialize.
Open to University community

Freshmen Interest Groups (FIG) Biology classes: Politics and Economics of Medicine
2-2:50 p.m., General Academic Classroom Building, Room 103
Alumnus Ignacio Nuñez, M.D. (B.S. in Biology) will talk with students about his 30-plus years of practicing obstetrics/gynecology in Arlington and how the politics and economics involved with the medical field have changed.
Open to FIG class students only

Freshmen Interest Group (FIG) Night at the Planetarium
6-7:30 p.m., the Planetarium at UT Arlington
FIG students will enjoy a Planetarium show and dinner with members of the dean’s office. Students will have the opportunity to visit with the dean, associate deans and assistant deans.
Open to FIG students only

Friday, November 7

Open Mic Science Event
12-1 p.m., E.H. Hereford University Center, Palo Duro Lounge
Not a repeat of Monday’s event but a new session. Research-active graduate and undergraduate students will give brief presentations of their research projects. Audience participation, questions and feedback are encouraged. Snacks will be served.
Open to all

Lecture on Drug Discovery
1-2 p.m., Science Hall, Room 101
Meg Phillips, Ph.D., holder of the Carolyn R. Bacon Professorship in Medical Science and Education and the Beatrice and Miguel Elias Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, will talk about methodologies used in drug discovery research.
Open to all College of Science students


Faculty Seminar of Undergraduate Research best practices
2-3 p.m., Life Sciences Building, Room 124
Ashley Purgason, assistant dean for undergraduate research and student advancement, will host a seminar on best practices in undergraduate research for faculty members. Topics to be covered include mentorship of undergraduates and groups historically underrepresented in STEM as well as integrating research into the curriculum.
Open to all College of Science faculty

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