Teams of students in grades 3-8 prepare their robots to compete in the filed challenge in the VEX IQ Advanced Robotics Camp. Photo by Ben Krain.

Students travel far and wide to learn new robotics skills at UA Little Rock

Cody Gay, a soon-to-be seventh grader from Red Cross, Georgia, was determined to learn more about robotic sensors this summer to improve his skills.  Continue reading “Students travel far and wide to learn new robotics skills at UA Little Rock”

SLUFY celebrates 40th anniversary 

The gifted and talented kids attending UA Little Rock’s Summer Laureate University for Youth (SLUFY) are doing the cool things they don’t get to do in a typical school classroom. They’ve designed roller coasters and mixed potions. They’ve built caves, launched rockets, solved mysteries, broken codes, created art, and even cracked a few eggs in their quest to design a safe car. And while they’re having lots of fun, they’ve also learned a thing or two.   Continue reading “SLUFY celebrates 40th anniversary “

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UA Little Rock Jodie Mahony Center receives $55k grant to provide workshops for Arkansas teachers

The Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $55,241 grant from the Arkansas Department of Education to provide workshops and training to candidates seeking National Board Teacher Certification.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock Jodie Mahony Center receives $55k grant to provide workshops for Arkansas teachers”

Dr. Ann Robinson.

Innovative Collaboration equals success for Award-winning STEM Starters+ Program

Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Museum of Science, Boston, are being recognized for the success of their collaborative project to bring engineering curricula coupled with biographies of famous scientists and engineers to elementary school students in Arkansas.  Continue reading “Innovative Collaboration equals success for Award-winning STEM Starters+ Program”

Dr. Bronwyn MacFarlane

Gifted education, STEM equals winning combination for UA Little Rock teacher

As a gifted education professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with more than a decade of experience, Dr. Bronwyn MacFarlane is always looking for ways to share the gift of education.  Continue reading “Gifted education, STEM equals winning combination for UA Little Rock teacher”

Students perform a musical number at “MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience” summer enrichment program.

Grant brings beloved musical theatre program to life

After a 15-year absence, a beloved musical theatre enrichment program returned to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, thanks to a grant from the Arkansas Department of Education.  Continue reading “Grant brings beloved musical theatre program to life”

STEM Starters+ researchers including from left Dr. Jill L. Adelson, external evaluator, University of Louisville, Kristy Kidd, project director, Jodie Mahony Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Dr. Ann Robinson, principal investigator, Jodie Mahony Center, School of Education, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

STEM Starters+ finds engineering lessons help first-graders

After extensive investigation through the STEM Starters+ program, researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock found that even at the first-grade level, students can benefit from engineering lessons.

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