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BHP Petroleum donates $25,000 to EAST programs in Five Arkansas Counties
BHP Petroleum donates $25,000 to EAST programs in Five Arkansas Counties Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 9:11 AM

BHP Billiton Petroleum donates $25,000 to five EAST programs in north central Arkansas counties to support local student-driven projects.

EAST at NTC Claremore Shines in High-Speed Aircraft Design Competition
EAST at NTC Claremore Shines in High-Speed Aircraft Design Competition Posted on May 21, 2013 at 3:21 PM

The Rattlers flew five rounds that consisted of four heats; each heat consisted of three teams.  In every round, the NTC Rattlers scored 12 laps in two minutes, which was only one lap shy of being even with the winning team.

EAST Students Design Meerkat Exhibit for the Little Rock Zoo
EAST Students Design Meerkat Exhibit for the Little Rock Zoo Posted on May 16, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Robinson Middle School students used their interests and STEM skills to build a Google SketchUp (3-D) model and a VersaCAD (2-D) model of the exhibit. Plans are in the works for the model to come to life as an actual zoo exhibit.

Registration Now Open for the 9th Annual T Tauri Movie Camp
Registration Now Open for the 9th Annual T Tauri Movie Camp Posted on May 10, 2013 at 10:25 AM

The T Tauri Movie Camp is accepting registrations for its 9th annual summer youth program. Launched in 2005, T Tauri has offered a wide variety of workshops related to video production to aspiring filmmakers up to the age of 18. Workshops range from two to four days.

EAST Making Scanning Cool in Hot Springs
EAST Making Scanning Cool in Hot Springs Posted on May 9, 2013 at 1:20 PM

“One of the things that really made it worthwhile is that one of the kids, Michael, came up to me and said, ‘This is fantastic and I will remember this forever.’ That just gave me a good, warm-and-fuzzy feeling,” said Ron Harrison, head of American Lidar, a one-man laser scanning service provider operation based here in Hot Springs.

Mission Santa Ines Captured in 3-D as Students Take Technology to New Level
Mission Santa Ines Captured in 3-D as Students Take Technology to New Level Posted on May 6, 2013 at 8:58 AM

The EAST ( Environmental and Spatial Technologies) class at Santa Ynez High School, has been using the technology and training by CyArk to successfully scan and preserve part of Mission Santa Ines.

EAST at Eureka Springs Receives Two Grants from Game and Fish Commission
EAST at Eureka Springs Receives Two Grants from Game and Fish Commission Posted on May 6, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Pat Knighten of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission presents Eureka Springs EAST students with certificates for two Schoolyard Habitat Project grants for a rain garden at the new Eureka Springs High School and a water feature at the middle school.

MacArthur Junior High School Needs Your Vote
MacArthur Junior High School Needs Your Vote Posted on May 2, 2013 at 11:45 AM

EAST at Douglas MacAurthur Junior High School and their "Project Green Thumb" are finalist for the Opal® apple Youth Make a Difference Initiative . The grant will award $40,000 in funding to youth-based initiatives serving communities in the U.S. where youth take leadership roles in the project.

EAST Initiative Growth Spurs Fourteen New Programs in Arkansas
EAST Initiative Growth Spurs Fourteen New Programs in Arkansas Posted on May 1, 2013 at 1:12 PM

The EAST Initiative is pleased to announce the recipients of the Arkansas Department of Education’s EAST grant and the Arkansas STEM Works grant for EAST Core programs. These grants are the result of a year-long application and vetting process.

The Recruiting Road
The Recruiting Road Posted on May 1, 2013 at 10:20 AM

On the afternoon of Thursday, April 25, 2013 the recruiting cycle for the EAST Class of 2013 in Arkansas came to a close. Thanks to the hard work, advocacy and commitment of so many people—at the state, local, and Initiative level—I was able to start making the best phone calls I get to make all year.

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