CNAS Events

Opportunities to present, share and learn

Many opportunities exist for you to get involved outside of the classroom. By attending conferences and lectures, conducting and presenting research, and participating in community events, you expand your knowledge and skill sets and have a great time, too

Student consider a presentation at Undergraduate Research Day

CNAS students work with elementary and junior high students in areas of science

The common area in Temple Hall is a main hub for students to study and relax

Public Lecture Series

These free public lectures and seminars are presented in the afternoons and evenings by faculty on intriguing topics in their specialty areas. For a list of upcoming events, view the CNAS calendar here, on the CNAS homepage and on the MSU master calendar. Occurs in the fall and spring.

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH)

Young women, grades 6-8, are invited to participate in EYH to encourage interest in science and math through hands-on experiments. Hosted by College of Health and Human Services - click EYH 2016 for details. Occurs in fall.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum

This event allows graduate students to share their research and creative work completed in their graduate programs with students and faculty from campus and other area colleges and universities. The IDF includes oral, poster and performance presentations. Occurs in spring.

MAKO Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference

Undergraduates and faculty from Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma are invited to submit papers for presentation at the conference. All papers should discuss material understandable by undergraduates who have completed calculus courses only. Occurs Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair (OSEF)

OSEF is a regional competition bringing student scientists and engineers together on research projects. It's as an excellent opportunity for students to experience working with local scientists and professionals in science-related fields. Occurs in spring.

Pummill Math Relays

For over 40 years, high schoolers have enjoyed these math competitions. They encourage exploration of the MSU campus and allow aspiring math teachers and others the chance to gain valuable resume experience. Occurs in spring.

Science Olympiad - Region VII

Hosted by MSU, this tournament is devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. Occurs in spring.

Science on Screen

The Science On Screen series features screenings at The Moxie Cinema in downtown Springfield. Movies with a science-related theme are shown, followed by a discussion from a CNAS faculty member in a specific field. Occurs in spring.

Undergraduate Research Day

This event highlights undergraduate research in biology; chemistry; computer science; geography, geology and planning; mathematics; physics, astronomy and materials science; and cooperative engineering. Undergraduate student research posters are displayed, followed by a guest speaker and an awards ceremony. Occurs May 3, 2018.

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