University of Arkansas at Little Rock

UA Little Rock team attends Clinton Global Initiative University

Three University of Arkansas at Little Rock students attended the Clinton Global Initiative University Oct. 13-15 at Northeastern University in Boston to discuss their design of a water pump to provide clean drinking water to a rural village in Haiti.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock team attends Clinton Global Initiative University”

accelHERate

New ‘accelHERate’ event offer startup advice for women

Women who are looking to start their own technology-based companies can hear from fellow women excelling in research, innovation and business at “accelHERate,” a free forum presented by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. Continue reading “New ‘accelHERate’ event offer startup advice for women”

Student research posters at state Capitol

UA Little Rock students to showcase STEM research at state Capitol

On Valentine’s Day, six UA Little Rock students will be at the state Capitol to show their love … for research.

Each year, the Capitol hosts a day where undergraduate students showcase their research in the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math. Posters will set up in the Rotunda from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and the student researchers will be on hand to talk about their scientific work in layman’s terms.

“The purpose of the event is to showcase undergraduate research at Arkansas universities to state representatives, senators, executive officers, public policy officials, Arkansas high school students, and the public,” said Dr. Jim Winter, director of the University Science Scholars, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation  and Arkansas STRIVE programs.

Last year, more than 110 students from 15 Arkansas colleges and universities displayed posters.  All student researchers were nominated by a faculty member to participate.

UA Little Rock student presenters include the following:

  • Paloma Salazar, Chemistry Department: “Copper-based nanocatalyst for hydrogen production”
  • Shelby Wingate, Systems Engineering-Mechanical: “Characteristics of pattern recognition classifiers for EMG signal analysis”
  • Nathan Taylor, Chemistry Department: “Analysis of animal kidney stones through infrared spectroscopy”
  • Kristen Gregory, Department of Biology: “Investigations into the effects of caffeine on cell death in Dictyostelium discoideum”
  • Zaire Husband, Computer Science Department: “Adapting Snipe-It to manage an equipment inventory system”
  • Sylvia Szwedo, Chemistry Department: “Isolating Exosomes using tumor-specific antibodies in the serum and ascites of cancer patients”

3MT Competition to highlight doctoral research at UA Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Graduate School will host the university’s first Three Minute Thesis – or 3MT – competition on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Continue reading “3MT Competition to highlight doctoral research at UA Little Rock”

Yanyan Li co-developed an easy-to-use cybersecurity education tool designed to leverage cloud resources for instructors and provide an exceptional user lab experience for students.

Doctoral student develops cybersecurity web application

Yanyan Li, a fifth-year doctoral student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, recently co-developed an easy-to-use cybersecurity education tool designed to leverage cloud resources for instructors and provide an exceptional user lab experience for students. Continue reading “Doctoral student develops cybersecurity web application”

Altheimer Symposium

Altheimer Symposium highlights the legal aspects of climate change

The UA Little Rock Law Review and the Arkansas Bar Association will present the 2018 Altheimer Symposium, “The Law and Unnatural Disasters: Legal Adaptations to Climate Change” on Feb. 16 in the Friday Courtroom at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Continue reading “Altheimer Symposium highlights the legal aspects of climate change”

Trisha Rhodes

UA Little Rock partners with LRPD to investigate violent crime

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is helping take a bite out of crime by partnering with the Little Rock Police Department to combat the rise of violent crime in the city over the past two years.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock partners with LRPD to investigate violent crime”

Meridith Williams

Study abroad in Iceland fuels passion for green energy

University of Arkansas at Little Rock senior Meredith Williams started 2018 with a whirlwind trip that took her 3,500 miles and six time zones away to Iceland for an intensive study of renewable energy. Continue reading “Study abroad in Iceland fuels passion for green energy”