Dr. Lawrence Whitman and Heidi Whitman

Whitmans make planned gift to benefit UA Little Rock’s Donaghey College of STEM

Dr. Lawrence Whitman, dean of the Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and his wife, Heidi Whitman, administrative coordinator for the Arkansas District Export Council, have made a planned gift, currently valued at $50,000, to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading “Whitmans make planned gift to benefit UA Little Rock’s Donaghey College of STEM”

Berry makes planned gift to support UA Little Rock STEM students

Dr. Brian Berry, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, has made a planned gift, currently valued at about $50,000, to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to support the Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Continue reading “Berry makes planned gift to support UA Little Rock STEM students”

Cyber Gym

UA Little Rock to offer new bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is introducing a new four-year degree program in cybersecurity in the fall 2021 semester to help meet the rising demand for cybersecurity professionals.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to offer new bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity”

Jay Chesshir (left), president and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and U.S. Rep. French Hill (right) inspect the 3D printers that are printing face shields for CHI St. Vincent. Photo by Angie Faller.

UA Little Rock uses 3D printers to make PPE for healthcare workers

With healthcare workers across the state facing a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is using 3D printers to create face shields for a local hospital. Continue reading “UA Little Rock uses 3D printers to make PPE for healthcare workers”

EIT Assistant Dean Vernard Henley takes a pie in the face during a fundraiser for the Society of Women Engineers. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

EIT employees take pie in the face to support women engineers

Vernard Henley, assistant dean of the UA Little Rock College of Engineering and Information Technology, grudgingly agreed that taking a pie in the face in front of a cheering crowd of UA Little Rock students and employees on Pi Day was worth it to support female engineering students.  Continue reading “EIT employees take pie in the face to support women engineers”

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”

Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira

Cruz-Neira named new member of the National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, director of the Emerging Analytics Center and interim chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been elected as a new member of the National Academy of Engineering for her contributions to immersive visualization. Continue reading “Cruz-Neira named new member of the National Academy of Engineering”

Dr. Richard Wang

UA Little Rock Institute fills chief data officer role for state of Arkansas

The Institute for Chief Data Officers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will fill an important role to help protect and maximize big data within the state of Arkansas.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock Institute fills chief data officer role for state of Arkansas”