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Science Week - College of Science

Science Week is a week-long series of special events which celebrates the achievements of College of Science students, faculty and alumni. Join us this year, April 18-24, for an online event featuring daily talks across all departments and running concurrently with Discover, our student research symposium formerly known as ACES. Check below for the most up-to-date event guide and links and remember to use #MaverickScience when sharing and interacting on social media. All times central, links to be updated.

 Sunday, April 18

 All Day - DISCOVER Posters Open for Public Viewing
Browse entries for DISCOVER, UTA College of Science's student research symposium, including abstracts, posters and on-demand video presentations as Maverick Scientists compete for a spot in Friday's DISCOVER Showcase and a chance for cash prizes.

 Monday, April 19

 All Day - DISCOVER Posters Open for Public Viewing
Browse entries for DISCOVER, UTA College of Science's student research symposium, including abstracts, posters and on-demand video presentations as Maverick Scientists compete for a spot in Friday's DISCOVER Showcase and a chance for cash prizes.

 9 a.m. - Science Ambassadors Demonstration
Follow @UTAScience on social media for a sneak peek at the types of science experiments and demonstrations UTA's Science Ambassadors perform regularly for school-aged children. 

 11 a.m. - "The Crucible That Forges Activist Scholars" Dr. Sean L. Jones
The College of Science Black Graduate Students Association presents Dr. Sean L. Jones, Assistant Director and head of the NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate, for a talk about activist scholars and his career experiences in the academic, private and public sectors - including serving in the White House.  http://bit.ly/sciweek_jones

 4 p.m. - Climate Change and Texas' Extreme Weather: Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon
Join us for a discussion with Texas State Climatologist, Director of the Texas Center for Climate Studies and Texas A&M Professor, Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, focused on local implications of Global Change, particularly as they relate to Geosciences and Meteorology.  http://bit.ly/sciweek_jng

 8 p.m. - Research 101: Student Roundtable on the How and Why of Undergraduate Research
Interested in undergraduate research? Bring your questions, big and small, to a group of students who have been through the process of identifying, applying for and participating in undergraduate research. Learn how to get plugged in and make the most of the opportunities available in this interactive panel. 

 Tuesday, April 20

 All Day - DISCOVER Posters Open for Public Viewing
Browse entries for DISCOVER, UTA College of Science's student research symposium, including abstracts, posters and on-demand video presentations as Maverick Scientists compete for a spot in Friday's DISCOVER Showcase and a chance for cash prizes.

 9 a.m. - Science Ambassadors Demonstration
Follow @UTAScience on social media for a sneak peek at the types of science experiments and demonstrations UTA's Science Ambassadors perform regularly for school-aged children. 

 4 p.m. - Distinguished Women in Science: “Ocean Outbreak: Pandemics in the Ocean are Heating up with Climate Change” Dr. Drew Harvell
Drew Harvell, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University will deliver a talk titled “Ocean Outbreak: Pandemics in the Ocean are Heating up with Climate Change” and discuss her book Sea of Glass and career as a woman in science.  http://bit.ly/sciweek_harvell

 Wednesday, April 21

 All Day - DISCOVER Posters Open for Public Viewing
Browse entries for DISCOVER, UTA College of Science's student research symposium, including abstracts, posters and on-demand video presentations as Maverick Scientists compete for a spot in Friday's DISCOVER Showcase and a chance for cash prizes.

 9 a.m. - Science Ambassadors Demonstration
Follow @UTAScience on social media for a sneak peek at the types of science experiments and demonstrations UTA's Science Ambassadors perform regularly for school-aged children. 

 1 p.m. - UTA Planetarium Weekly Show
Join the UTA Planetarium for an interactive stream on Facebook Live, starting at 1 p.m. Planetarium staff Levent Gurdemir and James Bader will turn the scope back on our own planet in a special Earth-themed show. 

 2 p.m. - Data Science Colloquia
Join the UTA's newly launched Data Science staff for a themed talk. 

 4 p.m. - "Public Goods: From Biofilms to Societies" Dr. Simon Levin
Hear thoughts on Global Change and the Human-Earth System from Simon Levin, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University and the Director of the Center for BioComplexity in the Princeton Environmental Institute.  http://bit.ly/sciweek_levin

 Thursday, April 22 (EARTH DAY)

 All Day - DISCOVER Posters Open for Public Viewing
Browse entries for DISCOVER, UTA College of Science's student research symposium, including abstracts, posters and on-demand video presentations as Maverick Scientists compete for a spot in Friday's DISCOVER Showcase and a chance for cash prizes.

 All Day - #MavsDay - UTA Day of Giving
Unite with the entire UTA community for a day of giving and consider assisting current and future Maverick Scientists by funding scholarships with a gift to the College of Science Dean's Leadership Circle. 

 9 a.m. - Science Ambassadors Demonstration
Follow @UTAScience on social media for a sneak peek at the types of science experiments and demonstrations UTA's Science Ambassadors perform regularly for school-aged children. 

 2 p.m. - Prospective Student Virtual Tour & Open House
Prospective students and interested parties can join the College of Science Recruiting staff for a virtual campus tour followed by a virtual open house, featuring a College of Science presentation and opportunity for Q&A with staff and current students.  https://bit.ly/3s9QOtR

 4 p.m. - "Expecting the Unexpected" Dr. Steven Weinberg
Hear thoughts on Global Change and the Human-Earth System from American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin.

 Friday, April 23

 All Day - DISCOVER Posters Open for Public Viewing
Browse entries for DISCOVER, UTA College of Science's student research symposium, including abstracts, posters and on-demand video presentations as Maverick Scientists compete for a spot in Friday's DISCOVER Showcase and a chance for cash prizes.

 9 a.m. - Science Ambassadors Demonstration
Follow @UTAScience on social media for a sneak peek at the types of science experiments and demonstrations UTA's Science Ambassadors perform regularly for school-aged children. 

 1 p.m. - DISCOVER Showcase
Watch live as the top student research entries are presented and judged one last time and watch the presentation of this year's DISCOVER top honors in undergraduate and graduate research, along with cash prizes.  

 3 p.m. - Talking About Microextraction - New Solutions for Environmental Biomonitoring
The UTA College of Science welcomes Dr. Emanuela Giofriddo, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Toledo. 

 Time TBA - Tap Talks
Cap the week with a Science-themed discussion at a local brewery as Tap Talks returns.  

 Saturday, April 24

 All Day - DISCOVER Posters, Results, Archive Open for Public Viewing
Re-visit all the entries, watch an archive of the DISCOVER Showcase live stream and view the official results.