Events and Seminars

Upcoming Events

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 24
CPB/Planetarium Lobby

The College of Science welcomes students back to campus for the Spring 2024 semester with hot chocolate, cookies, brownies and coffee! COS student organizations will be on hand with info and swag. 

7 p.m. Friday, February 16
UTA Planetarium

Join the College of Science as we celebrate Black History Month with a free screening of the 2016 Oscar-nominated film "Hidden Figures." The film tells the story of a team of brilliant female African-American mathematicians who played a vital role at NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

5-7 p.m. Monday, March 4
SEIR 298

Join us as we kick off Science Week 2024 with a fun game night for students, featuring bingo, trivia, food and prizes!

3 p.m. Tuesday, March 5
SEIR 198

Special guest speaker Irene Pepperberg, Ph.D., adjunct research professor at Boston University, and affiliate in the Animal Behavior and Conservation Program at Hunter College, CUNY, will discuss her work with grey parrots. Her talk will be titled "Reflections on the Excitement (and Frustrations) of Science - 45 Years of Research on the Intelligence of Grey Parrots". Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. with the talk to follow at 3:30 p.m.

12-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6
Life Sciences Building 100

Come by for this info-packed session about the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP), a special program which supports and encourages highly qualified, economically disadvantaged Texas resident students pursuing a medical education. Learn all about eligibility, how to apply, benefits, and more.

4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6
SEIR 298

Join us for a panel discussion about careers in science fields, featuring College of Science alumni. Hear about their career journeys and bring your questions for a Q&A session!

3-6 p.m. Thursday, March 7
Central Library 6th floor atrium

Join us to cheer on our Health Professions student orgs as they compete in the first ever UTA Ethics Bowl. Each team will answer questions relating to medical ethics and judges will determine who moves on to the final round. Come and go as you have time during the event. Light refreshments will be served.

12-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3
Maverick Activities Center (MAC) Soccer Gym

The Spring Swing fair is an excellent opportunity for students who plan to go into health profession fields to meet with recruiters and admissions staff from medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry, physician assistant, nursing and other health profession schools from across Texas and around the country.

Monday, April 8
UTA Planetarium outdoor plaza, UTA campus

Arlington is in the prime viewing area for the Great North American Eclipse (total solar eclipse) which will occur on the morning through early afternoon of April 8, and UTA and the Planetarium will be hosting a watch party! This event is expected to draw visitors to the D-FW Metroplex from across the state and around the country. The Planetarium plans several other events in the days preceding the eclipse; see the full events schedule here.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 19
CPB, CRB, Planetarium theater

The College of Science's annual Discover Student Research Symposium is a celebration of the research excellence of our students and provides an opportunity for students to showcase their research projects in poster format. A period of online judging by a panel of faculty and alumni judges is followed by a day of in-person poster displays and presentations by the finalists on April 19, culminating with an awards presentation. See full details at the Discover website here.


Each semester, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosts a weekly Seminar Series featuring a guest speaker discussing a topic related to their research. Seminars are held each Friday from 3-4 p.m. in W.A. Baker Chemistry Research Building (CRB) Room 114 unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be served in CRB Room 112 at 2:45 p.m. Dr. Kayunta Johnson-Winters is the faculty coordinator of the series.

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host Type
Jan 26 Gyeongjin Park MIT Faculty Candidate (public) Robin Macaluso/He Dong In-person
Feb 2 No seminar        
Feb 9 Melissa Massey-Cormier Ecobat Solutions "Battery Recycling for Second Use Applications of Environmental Pollutants and Conflict Materials” Robin Macaluso In-person
Feb 16 Ahmet Uysal Argonne National Laboratory "Aqueous Interfaces in Chemical Separations" Robin Macaluso In-person
Feb 23 Beiyan Nan Texas A&M University "The Yin and Yang that Maintain Bacterial Cell Integrity " Joe Buonomo In-person
Mar 1 Alice Walker Wayne State University "Excited state simulations of fluorescent biomolecules for rational design " Joe Buonomo In-person
Mar 8 Jacob Luber UT Arlington TBA Joe Buonomo In-person
Mar 15 Spring Break - No seminar        
Mar 22 Donna Nelson Oklahoma University TBA Kay Johnson-Winters In-person
Mar 29 Yang Li Baylor University "Urban air quality under a changing climate Phillip Shelor In-person
Apr 5 Jianfeng Cai  University of South Florida "AApeptide: From Structure to Function" He Dong In-person
Apr 12 Alex Lippert Southern Methodist University TBA Joe Buonomo In-person
Apr 19 Discover Research Symposium - No seminar        
Apr 26 Philseok Kim ARPA-E, U.S. Department of Energy TBA Kwangho Nam In-person
May 3 No seminar