Press Release Archive
Santa Ynez EAST Wins 3rd Place in 2005 Geospatial Solutions App. Contest Posted on Sep 6, 2005 at 2:02 PM

The Environmental and Spatial Technologies (EAST) class at Santa Ynez High School used technologies, experts, original documents, and student curiosity to map the eroding sea-cliff edge in the community of Isla Vista, California.

Eureka City Schools Expands Award-Winning EAST Program Posted on Sep 2, 2005 at 1:59 PM

Eureka City Schools has big plans to offer its award-winning Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) program to four elementary schools. Eureka City Schools recently received a $230,000 Enhancing Education Through Technology competitive grant from the State of California to expand its EAST program.

Kamakahelei Middle School Wins Big With Safety Posted on Jun 3, 2005 at 1:50 PM

A Web site about fire safety has earned a team of eighth-graders from Kamakahelei Middle School on Kaua'i $3,000 each and the chance to compete in a national competition in Washington, D.C., this weekend.

Monticello EAST Students Receive Multiple Grants Posted on May 2, 2005 at 1:48 PM

Monicello EAST received the Arkansas Game and Fish Outdoor Classroom Grant, Weyerhaeuser "Excellence in Recycling" Grant, and the Farm Bureau Mini Garden Grant.

Eureka Springs High School Receives Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Grant Posted on May 2, 2005 at 1:46 PM

Pat Knighten of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (extreme left) visited the Eureka Springs High School to drop off a $3,454.00 check as part of the AGFC Wildlife School Grant that the EAST Lab applied for and received. Ms. Knighten spent the morning at the EAST Lab visiting with EAST students and the newly planted butterfly garden.

Sacramento EAST Student Wins Healthy Schools Challenge Posted on Apr 14, 2005 at 1:45 PM

Chelsea Talbert wanted her classmates at West Campus High School to look at healthier food and beverage choices, so the 15-year-old sophomore searched the Internet. Talbert entered an essay into a contest called the "Got Milk?" Healthy Schools Challenge. Her idea was so well liked that her school was given $1,000.

ESRI Features EAST Collaborative Project Posted on Mar 5, 2005 at 1:30 PM

County recognized the need for all public safety departments to have access to accurate and current data on all of the available helicopter landing zones in the area. Students in the school's Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) program were eager to help the county identify and map acceptable landing zones.

Arkansas Attorney General Praises Star City EAST During Recent Visit
Arkansas Attorney General Praises Star City EAST During Recent Visit Posted on Jan 13, 2005 at 12:46 PM

Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe visited the Star City High School's EAST Lab to review the student devised Lincoln County Crystal Meth Watch Program. Using a PowerPoint slide and printed materials, students Alex Harper, Cassie Drake, Grayson Moore and Morgan Drake presented the program for Beebe.

American Cancer Society to Award Brinkley EAST Program Posted on Jan 10, 2005 at 12:37 PM

The students of Brinkley High School’s "Best Lab" have won a National Honorable Mention Award for their volunteer work promoting cancer survivorship. The presentation will be made at 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 12 in the Brinkley High School Auditorium.

EAST Initiative Highlighted in National Education Technology Plan Posted on Jan 7, 2005 at 11:37 AM

Over the next decade, the United States will face ever increasing competition in the global economy. To an overwhelming extent, this competition will involve the mastery and application of new technologies in virtually every field of human endeavor. It will place particular emphasis on the need for heightened skills in mathematics and science.

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