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 Physics hosts a weekly colloquium featuring a guest speaker discussing a topic related to their research. Colloquia are held each Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. in Science Hall (SH) Room 101 unless otherwise noted.

Date Speaker Title Affiliation Host
Jan 31 Jinhyung Lee Professor of physics Hanyang University Jae Yu
Feb 7 Allison Deiana Assistant professor of physics SMU Haleh Hadavand
Feb 14 Dora Musielak Professor of research UT Arlington --
Feb 21 No colloquium    
Feb 28 Mohammad Akbar Clinical associate professor UT Dallas Muhammad Huda
Mar 6 Cheng Sheng  Assistant professor of research  UT Arlington   
Mar 13 No colloquium - Spring Break      
Mar 20 Arnold Pompos Associate professor of physics UT Southwestern Yujie Chi
Mar 27 Hanli Liu Senior scientist and geospace section head  NCAR High Altitude Observatory Yue Deng
Apr 3 Liwei Zhang Assistant professor of aerospace engineering UT Arlington Yue Deng
Apr 10 Konstantinos Kalapotharakos Astrophysicist NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Amir Shahmoradi
Apr 17 Valeria Ospina Scientist Focused Energy Inc. Ben Jones
Apr 24 Xiaojia Zhang Associate professor of physics UT Dallas Zihan Wang
May 1 Yun-Tse Tsai Staff scientist Stanford SLAC National Lab Jonathan Asaadi/Raquel Castillo 

Total Solar Eclipse


UTA faculty and students will visit K-12 school campuses in the D-FW area from March 18 to April 5 to give public talks about the upcoming April 8 total solar eclipse and the science behind it. Free eclipse glasses and other takeaway materials will be brought to you. Please schedule a visit to your school by signing up at the form below:

  • Each visit can accommodate up to 300 students;
  • Visits will be Monday-Friday only. Interaction time with students and teachers will be ~1 hour in either a morning or afternoon time slot. Please indicate time slot preference in the notes;
  • Each student will receive a pair of eclipse-safe glasses;
  • The visit includes a 30-45 minute presentation about the eclipse and the science behind it. 


Explore Student Events

UTA has over 260 active student organizations – including more than 30 related to science. Student organizations are a great way for students to make new friends, meet peers with similar interests, participate in service activities, hear from industry professionals, and establish connections which can be helpful when it’s time to find a job. Visit the MavOrgs webpage for a listing of current events.