First Day of Classes for Spring 2017

January 17, 2017

The latest CNAS NEWS is published here – CNAS NewsWatch and here –

  • STEM-based education develops students as learners and people in addition to readying them for jobs. Check out this story in Springfield’s website: STEM grows students toward a fully developed future
  • Zach Wilson, graduate student in chemistry, was featured in Spotlights for giving a presentation to the American Chemical Society (ACS) this past August in Philadelphia. You can access his presentation through



We use 17 million barrels of oil a year to make disposable plastic water bottles.

Up to 40% of bottled water is actually just tap.

Every day in the US, 85 million plastic bottles are thrown in the trash.   


Jan 17             Spring Semester Classes Begin Today

Jan 21             Presidential Scholar Interview Day


Feb 18             Discover Engineering Day, 12-3 PM, Plaster Center

Feb 20             Holiday (Presidents’ Day)

Feb 25             Science Olympiad

Feb 26             HL Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, 3-5 PM, Double Tree Hotel


Mar 1              HL Career Fair – presentations and fair

Mar 2              HL Career Fair – interview day

Mar 11-19      Spring Break (no classes)

Mar 25            Spring Showcase

Mar 28-30      Spring Academic Integrity Days

Mar 30            HL Speaker Series, 2:00-3:15, PSU Theatre


Apr 4-7           OSEF Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair

Apr 4-7           Public Affairs Conference

Apr 13-14       Spring Holiday (no classes)

Apr 14             Public Affairs Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Apr 20-21       Collaborative Diversity conference

Apr 28             CNAS Undergraduate Research Day, 2:00 PM, PSU Ballroom

Apr 29             Graduate College IDF


May 12            Study Day

May 13-18      Finals Week

May 19            Spring 2017 Commencement


Jun 2-4            Mid-States Region – Astronomical League (MSRAL) Convention


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