Girls and Coding: EAST at Sonora Elementary
Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 1:06 PM
EAST students at Sonora Elementary experiment with a microcontroller to develop computer science skills. Students Izzy and Kimbo had fun while developing code for an SOS message. The girls completed their project through their local EAST program and plan to continue building their coding skills.
New EAST Program at Ashdown
Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 2:21 PM
Ashdown Junior High School has been requesting inclusion in the national EAST Initiative for several years, and it has finally happened. James Jones, principal of AJHS, received word at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Work began immediately to launch the AJHS EAST program for seventh and eighth graders for 2013-2014.
Why STEM Matters
Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 8:14 AM
This week’s guest blogger is Dr. Suzanne Mitchell, the Executive Director of the Arkansas STEM Coalition. EAST is proud to be a member of the Coalition and the work it is doing to create opportunities for students.
Monticello EAST Students Receive $5,000 Grant for Aquaponics Project
Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 1:45 PM
More than $5,000 was awarded to Monticello School District to fund an Aquaponics Project by EAST students. Arkansas Community Foundation presented the grant from Delta Endowment
in Monticello, AR. The project will involve students in the design, construction,
and maintenance of an Aquaponics system.
EAST Students in Eureka Springs Developing Technologies to Address ADHD
Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 9:01 AM
The EAST Initiative is designed to serve a wide cross section of the student population regardless of their educational ability, aptitude or achievement. With that in mind, Eureka Springs EAST members and parents have researched and studied emerging technologies to aid students with recognized learning disorders.
Pryor Center and Arkansas Story Bus Gain Momentum Thanks to Recent Gifts
Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 2:16 PM
The Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History is benefiting from recent gifts, which will help them continue to collect, preserve and share Arkansas history with scholars, students and the public. The Pryor Center already has a proven model for success using EAST at Northwest Arkansas High School to conduct oral history projects.
Monticello School District Superintendent: First days were ‘awesome’
Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM
Monticello School District Superintendent Bobby Harper reported to the board that the school year got off to a good start this week. “I think it’s going awesome,” Harper told the board. “We had a few rocky moments, but for the most part we’ve had a great start of the school year.”