University of Central Arkansas students will be displaying posters and exhibiting their work on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) research from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 14 at the state capitol in Little Rock

More than a dozen state colleges and universities from across Arkansas will also be among UCA.

More than 120 undergraduates will highlight their work in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and students will discuss their research with the public, elected officials and other students and faculty, which will allow attendees to learn more about the STEM field and give the participants an opportunity to strengthen their communication skills, according to a news release.

Now in its sixth year, the posters at the capitol event will showcase around 70 different posters; UCA students with majors including biology, chemistry, computer science, math and physics will be among the presenters.

“The students get excited about presenting their work in a venue like that. It’s a wonderful venue,” Patrick Desrochers, chair of the department of chemistry, said. “Secondly, they’re proud of the work they do, and they want to tell people about it. They feel a bit of an excitement, a professional satisfaction, a novel experience, being able to communicate their stuff to such a broad group of people.”

The event is held in partnership with Arkansas NSF EPSCoR, the Arkansas STEM Coalition and Arkansas State University.

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