EAST Initiative Welcomes New President/CEO
Posted on Nov 14, 2005 at 4:17 PM
Edward E. Darbonne joins the EAST Initiative as President/CEO with a career path that includes teaching, fundraising and information systems management. Most recently Mr. Darbonne was the Chief Information Officer of a major university foundation in the Midwest.
Former EAST Student Joins EAST Board of Directors
Posted on Nov 14, 2005 at 4:13 PM
EAST is excited to welcome the newest member of the EAST Board of Directors, Mr. RJ Martino. RJ comes to the board not only as its newest member, but also as its youngest (recently graduated from Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock). RJ brings a wealth of EAST experience with him; he is an EAST alumnus of Bryant High School and the UALR EAST program.
Bersin Sees EAST Lab as Future of Education
Posted on Oct 27, 2005 at 3:39 PM
Winship Middle School eighth-grader Alyssa Masterson, left, and seventh-grader Elijah Beiser, middle, listen to California Secretary of Education Alan Bersin in the school’s Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) Lab.
Eureka Springs High School Receives MIT Grant
Posted on Oct 27, 2005 at 3:36 PM
The Eureka Springs High School, represented by its EAST Lab, was one of 18 high schools that recently received the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams grant to invent an affordable and portable (wristband) health monitoring and warning device for young people who are at risk for high blood pressure.
Eureka High EAST Lab Wins Golden Bell Award
Posted on Oct 25, 2005 at 3:31 PM
Eureka High School's EAST Lab will be honored in the 26th Annual Golden Bell Awards program of the California School Boards Association (CSBA).The award was won in the Instruction category under the direction of teachers Jennifer Johnson and Ron Perry.
EAST Website Gets a Makeover
Posted on Sep 8, 2005 at 3:20 PM
The EAST website has a new, fresh look and added functionality. The new site refocuses EAST’s attention on the most important end-users - the EAST students - by placing the tools they most often need, such as the Project Toolkit and the Forums, up front where they can get to them quickly.
Monticello EAST Students Receive Award from Attorney General
Posted on Sep 8, 2005 at 3:14 PM
Monticello EAST Lab students received the “Star of Excellence Award”, which is presented each year by Attorney General Mike Beebe during the Arkansas Missing Children’s Day ceremony to honorees who have made a significant difference in protecting children.
Welcome to New EAST Initiative Board Members
Posted on Sep 8, 2005 at 2:29 PM
The EAST staff would like to welcome three new distinguished members to the EAST Initiative Board of Directors. Dr. David Thornburg, Ms. Kelly Hunt Lyon, and Mr. Charlie Fitzpatrick were elected to the EAST Board for terms that extend into 2008 and join a board comprised of other leaders who want it to make a positive impact on the lives of childre
EAST Board Member Awarded Chair in Geospatial Imaging
Posted on Sep 8, 2005 at 2:20 PM
EAST Board of Directors member, Dr. Fred Limp has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Leica Geosystems Chair in Geospatial Imaging in Fulbright College at the University of Arkansas.