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. 

Monday, March 6

Tuesday, March 7

To celebrate the 300th graduate of the UTeach Arlington program, Bernard Harris will return to UTA to talk about his illustrious career and the importance of STEM education. Dr. Harris is a physician, venture capitalist, and retired NASA Mission Specialist who in 1995 became the first African American to walk in space. He currently leads business development and fundraising activity at the National Math + Science Initiative, a large educational foundation based in Dallas. His own nonprofit, The Harris Foundation, has been supporting STEM education efforts in Texas and beyond since the late 1990s, perhaps most notably by sponsoring a large national network of summer STEM camps for middle school students for nearly two decades with funding from NASA and ExxonMobil. UTA was an enthusiastic and proud partner for these camps from 2008 until the final year in 2017
Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. followed by Dr. Harris' talk at 7:30 p.m.

Please fill out this form to let us know if you're coming, and to submit a question for Dr. Harris to answer at the event:



  • Follow the link
  • Select "Department-Hosted Event”
  • Select "COS | Science Week | Presenting: Bernard Harris”
  • Enter voucher code 020995
  • Select the permit type "(EVT) Student Surface Lots"
  • Select the active date
  • Add vehicle info and confirm


Wednesday, March 8

As part of International Women's Day (March 8), please join us for our Distinguished Women in Science Speaker Series featuring Jasmine Drake. She is an associate professor at Texas Southern University and laboratory coordinator of the Forensic Science Learning Laboratory in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from LSU and has worked as a forensic chemist and also taught chemistry and forensic science at the high school and university levels. Her areas of specialization include crime scene investigation, controlled substance analysis, clandestine laboratories, field-testing, designer drugs, analytical chemistry, quantitative analysis, and solid-state chemistry.

Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. followed by Dr. Drake's talk at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 9

Take a well-deserved break from studying and hang out with fellow College of Science students at the MAC outdoor courts! We'll have lots of fun games and activities, including:

Skeleton dig

Mentos explosions

Bead kits

Goo balls

Table games

Fire show

Basketball and volleyball

Free food and drinks, too!