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Cardboard boat races at UALR

Cardboard boat races at UALR

The races are at noon Friday in the DSC swimming pool.  The students come in costume and race cardboard boats they have built around the pool.  There is a Titanic prize for the boat that sinks the fastest and all kinds of fun.

UALR hosts robotics competition

UALR hosts robotics competition

What:     UALR Hosts BEST Robotics Competition
When:    8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5
Where:    UALR’s Field House
                (near the tennis courts, adjacent to Donaghey Student Center)

                 University Avenue and University Drive


For the third year in a row, UALR’s Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) will host students from 15 schools across Arkansas at the BEST – Boosting Engineering Science and Technology – Robotics Competition from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at UALR’s Field House adjacent to the Donaghey Student Center.

Oscar Washington, director of customer service for Entergy Arkansas, will be on hand at 10:30 a.m.

Scientists talk "green chemistry" at cafe

Scientists talk "green chemistry" at cafe

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Chemistry: Then, Now, and Green on March 22. Panelists will discuss important historical discoveries in chemistry, new materials/methods and the latest happenings in environmentally sustainable “green” chemistry.

Held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vieux Carré Restaurant/Afterthought Bar in Little Rock’s Hillcrest area, the Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. Admission is free and no reservations are needed. A variety of food and beverages are available for purchase.

This month, panelists from Hendrix College in Conway, Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) will lead the discussion. The moderator is Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., research assistant professor at the Winthrop P.