Science Week

Science Week is a week-long series of special events which celebrates the achievements of College of Science students, faculty and alumni. Check below for an up-to-date event information guide and links and remember to use #MaverickScience when sharing and interacting on social media. All times are Central Standard Time. 



The College of Science's Distinguished Women in Science Speaker Series is pleased to present a talk by Irene Pepperberg, Ph.D., adjunct research professor at Boston University and an affiliate in the Animal Behavior and Conservation Program, Hunter College, CUNY. For over 45 years Dr. Pepperberg has trained Grey parrots to use English speech referentially, then employs this communication code to examine their intelligence. The birds score at the level of 6-8-year-old children on many of the same cognitive tasks used to test humans.

Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m., followed by the talk at 3:30 p.m.



Learn all 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.

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 an informative Q&A session!

Alumni panelists will include:

Dr. Mayowa Awe, Senior Director of inSTEM at the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation (NSTMF)
Stephen Obonoyo, MPH, Site Environmental Health Safety(EHS) Manager at Amazon
Div Sharma, Automation and Data Analytics Consultant at Capitalize Consulting
Dr. Michael Ukpong, Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager at Taylor Farms
Carlos Waddle, Research Assistant at UT Southwestern Medical Center


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.

The panel of judges includes:

Allante Milsap - Student, UT Southwestern Medical School
Paul Koester - Student, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
James Smith, M.D. - Medical Pathologist and Ethics Committee Member, Texas Health Resources 
Sandy Hobart - Advisor, UTA Health Professions Office 
Sophia Fantus, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, UTA School Social Work 
Ken Williford, Ph.D. - Professor and Chair, UTA Department of Philosophy & Humanities