Press Release Archive
Bersin Sees EAST Lab as Future of Education
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

EAST Receives Entergy Community Partnership Grant to Enable Tech Support Posted on Sep 7, 2005 at 2:08 PM

Thanks in part to a $500 grant from Entergy, the EAST technical support team will soon begin offering virtual on-site technical support to the over 200 EAST classrooms.

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.

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