Jan Springer

Springer named director of UA Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center

Dr. Jan P. Springer, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named the new director of the George W. Donaghey Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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Philip Huff (right), UA Little Rock assistant professor and research fellow at Emerging Analytics Center, leads a cybersecurity workshop for high achool teachers from around the state. Photo by Ben Krain.

Google grant allows UA Little Rock to provide free cloud-based cybersecurity labs for Arkansas students

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has received a $10,000 Google grant that will help provide free cloud-based cybersecurity labs for junior high and high school students in Arkansas. Continue reading “Google grant allows UA Little Rock to provide free cloud-based cybersecurity labs for Arkansas students”

Heather Lageman, a summit participant and executive director of leadership development at Baltimore County Public Schools, uses an educational augmented reality application targeted to art museums.

Computer Science Education experts visit Emerging Analytics Center

Attendees of the first-ever National Computer Science Summit for State Leaders in Arkansas toured the Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on June 10 to learn about the latest innovations in virtual reality and computer science.  Continue reading “Computer Science Education experts visit Emerging Analytics Center”

High School teachers from around the state participate in a cybersecurity workshop at UA Little Rock. Photo by Ben Krain.

Emerging Analytics Center hosts teacher workshop to promote cybersecurity education

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center hosted a three-day workshop for secondary education teachers who teach cybersecurity in Arkansas June 5-7.  Continue reading “Emerging Analytics Center hosts teacher workshop to promote cybersecurity education”

International STEAM delegates to visit UA Little Rock

An international delegation of eight women — all successful in their respective STEAM fields — will visit the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Monday, Nov. 5, as part of a “Hidden No More: Advancing Women in STEAM Fields” program. Continue reading “International STEAM delegates to visit UA Little Rock”

John Burgess, president and CEO of Mainstream Technologies, shakes hands with Dr. Lawrence Whitman (right), dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology. Photo by Ben Krain.

Mainstream Technologies sponsors upgrade of computer forensics lab

Mainstream Technologies is making an investment in the future by donating funds to upgrade a computer forensics lab at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock that will teach students invaluable skills for their future careers.  Continue reading “Mainstream Technologies sponsors upgrade of computer forensics lab”

Bolt researching how to create virtual computer monitoring system

For those who have seen Tony Stark effortlessly controlling virtual computer screens in the “Iron Man” and “Avengers” movies, you have seen Zack Bolt’s vision for his research.  Continue reading “Bolt researching how to create virtual computer monitoring system”

Lea Poignant, one of several students from France interning at the UA Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center during the summer, demonstrates a 360-degree virtual tour of the UA Little Rock campus. Photo by Ben Krain/UA Little Rock Communications.

French interns at Emerging Analytics Center create 3D virtual tour of campus, games for Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Five college students from France who interned at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Emerging Analytics Center have created a 3D virtual tour of the UA Little Rock campus as well as augmented reality games to entertain children at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  Continue reading “French interns at Emerging Analytics Center create 3D virtual tour of campus, games for Arkansas Children’s Hospital”

The exhibit, “It is two minutes to midnight,” will be on display at the Weinberg/Newton Gallery in Chicago May 11-19. The exhibit transverses a geopolitical landscape of nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies starting in 1947 through today.

Emerging Analytics Center helps create virtual reality exhibit on the Doomsday Clock

Ever since its debut in 1947 to convey the urgent need to avoid nuclear war, the Doomsday Clock has remained a powerful reminder of the destructive forces mankind faces.  Continue reading “Emerging Analytics Center helps create virtual reality exhibit on the Doomsday Clock”