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Clarksville High School Receives $1,000 Grant
Clarksville High School Receives $1,000 Grant Posted on Nov 9, 2006 at 1:21 PM

Clarksville High School was one of 15 Arkansas schools selected to receive a $1,000 Stamp Out Smoking grant. The students will create a video depicting what students think about second hand smoke.

Eureka Springs EAST Facilitator Floro-Powell Meets With Japanese Educators
Eureka Springs EAST Facilitator Floro-Powell Meets With Japanese Educators Posted on Oct 31, 2006 at 12:45 PM

Eureka Springs High School EAST Program Facilitator Mila Lynne Floro-Powell met with Japanese educators at the “Learning GIS” workshop hosted by the ESRI-Japan office in Tokyo, Japan. Mrs. Floro-Powell was in Tokyo as a participant in the JFMF Teacher Program that hosted distinguished American primary and secondary school educators.

Look to the EAST
Look to the EAST Posted on Oct 26, 2006 at 12:23 PM

At some point in growing up you decided how smart you are what you are capable of and what you deserve. Our experiences and what we are told by our parents, peers and teachers have a long lasting effect. Funny isn’t it how we allow our glass ceiling to be set by opinions which others have of us? . . . . .

Floro-Powell to be Honored Guest of Japanese Government
Floro-Powell to be Honored Guest of Japanese Government Posted on Sep 23, 2006 at 11:16 AM

Eureka Springs High School EAST Facilitator Mila Powell will depart for Tokyo as a participant in the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program. Floro-Powell will be among 200 educators visiting Japan in October. They will begin their visit in Tokyo with a practical orientation on Japanese life and culture and meetings with Japanese gove. offic

EAST Receives Arkansas State Teachers Association Grant
EAST Receives Arkansas State Teachers Association Grant Posted on Sep 21, 2006 at 4:33 PM

Eureka Springs High School EAST Lab, through Facilitator Mila Lynne Floro-Powell, received a $500 grant from the Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA), to help fund the EAST Lab’s annual GIS Day celebration.

EAST Participates in International GIS Conference
EAST Participates in International GIS Conference Posted on Sep 21, 2006 at 11:09 AM

Eureka Springs High School EAST Lab Facilitator Mila Lynne Powell was one of the presenters at the ESRI Education and International Users Conferences held in San Diego, California, August 5-11, 2006, ESRI designs and develops the world's leading geographic information system (GIS) technology that is used to help shape the world around us.

EAST Begins Rural Broadband Project
EAST Begins Rural Broadband Project Posted on Sep 15, 2006 at 4:28 PM

The EAST Rural Broadband Project is a collaborative effort between the EAST Initiative and the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority that is engaging students and communities in the ArkLaTex and Delta regions of Arkansas to address issues related to entrepreneurial development of broadband, high speed internet in rural areas of the state.

Mansfield High School EAST Receives $2,000 Service-Learning Grant
Mansfield High School EAST Receives $2,000 Service-Learning Grant Posted on Sep 13, 2006 at 4:22 PM

Mansfield H.S. is one of 25 schools nationwide selected to participate in this year's program. Mansfield was the only high school in Arkansas with a winning service project proposal. These students have earned a $2,000 grant to create a public awareness, safe driving campaign as part of Project Ignition.

EAST Student Project Featured by Google
EAST Student Project Featured by Google Posted on Aug 25, 2006 at 3:38 PM

A recent EAST student summer project at the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) concentrated on creating a detailed 3D model of critical portions of the city of Fayetteville, AR. The makers of Google Earth and SketchUp were so impressed by the project's results that they have now featured the work as a "Google Pick" in

EAST Initiative Wins 2006 Innovator Award
EAST Initiative Wins 2006 Innovator Award Posted on Jun 16, 2006 at 3:27 PM

The EAST Program was presented with a 2006 Innovator Award from Southern Growth Policies Board on June 4, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana, as part of the Southern Innovation Summit conference. Louisiana Governor Blanco presented Edward Darbonne, with the Innovator award for the state of Arkansas at the opening session of the conference.

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