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UA Little Rock to Host Nerd Night to Highlight Donaghey College of STEM

Join us for Nerd Night from 5:30-7 p.m. on Oct. 19.
Join us for Nerd Night from 5:30-7 p.m. on Oct. 19.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host Nerd Night Oct. 19 to highlight the exciting opportunities, research, and activities taking place in the Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Nerd Night will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Engineering and Information Technology Building and the Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences Building at UA Little Rock. The free event is open to the UA Little Rock community and members of the public. Any prospective student who is interested in a Donaghey College of STEM program and their families are especially encouraged to attend to see all the college has to offer.

“Nerds have fun too! I am excited for us to display how nerds have fun,” Dean Lawrence Whitman said. “This will be a great night to see lots of different fun things and maybe learn a little along the way. Nerds make the world go around and have fun doing it. We hope this is a long tradition on our campus.”

Current and prospective DCSTEM students can learn about opportunities in the college including research opportunities, leadership programs, honors societies, careers, and student organizations. Exhibitors will showcase their opportunities with demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Some of the exhibitors that will be on hand for public demonstrations include:

  • Internet of Science of Things Lab with Raspberry Pi demonstrations and more
  • Emerging Analytics Center with a Trojan Man augmented reality demo
  • National Society of Black Engineers with ghost rocket demonstrations
  • Arkansas Department of Education and Easterseals Arkansas with assistive technology gaming system demo