Alejandro Alvarez-Barreiro, right, and Sandra Leiterman, left, test out one of his drones inspired by "Star Wars."

UA Little Rock student shares love of robotics with “Star Wars” inspired microdroids

One University of Arkansas at Little Rock student is hoping his series of microdroids inspired by a galaxy far, far away will inspire other students to get interested in STEM education. Continue reading “UA Little Rock student shares love of robotics with “Star Wars” inspired microdroids”

UA Little Rock's robotics team, "Just a Prototype."

UA Little Rock wins Design Award in robotics tournament

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock robotics team won the Design Award in the VEXU Robotics Competition held Dec. 7 at UA Little Rock.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock wins Design Award in robotics tournament”

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”

Participants in UA Little Rock's Young Writers Camp offer positive affirmations to inspire their fellow campers to read aloud in front of the group. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

UA Little Rock hosts summer camps

Looking for an engaging summer program to keep a motivated student academically challenged, or interested in having the student explore a new interest?  Continue reading “UA Little Rock hosts summer camps”

The Just a Prototype robotics team members include: Back row (L-R) Jamie Burrows, Rachel Smith, Shala Nail, and Donetha Groover. Front row (L-R) David Shurley , FLN the robot, and Faculty Advisor Sandra Leiterman.

UA Little Rock to host first ever VEX Robotics Tournament

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host its first VEX Robotics Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the basketball courts in the Donaghey Student Center.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host first ever VEX Robotics Tournament”

Neva Dagtas (middle) of Little Rock celebrates as her robot, "Walle Jr.," wins the robotics camp competition for fifth and sixth graders. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

Best Robotics Day coming to UA Little Rock Nov. 4

Hundreds of students — and their robots — from throughout Arkansas will put on a show this weekend at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading “Best Robotics Day coming to UA Little Rock Nov. 4”

Neva Dagtas (middle) of Little Rock celebrates as her robot, "Walle Jr.," wins the robotics camp competition for fifth and sixth graders. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

Arkansas students learn robotics skills

A new summer camp at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock introduced more than 30 Arkansas students to the exciting world of robotics competitions.  Continue reading “Arkansas students learn robotics skills”

The Just a Prototype robotics team members include: Back row (L-R) Jamie Burrows, Rachel Smith, Shala Nail, and Donetha Groover. Front row (L-R) David Shurley , FLN the robot, and Faculty Advisor Sandra Leiterman.

UA Little Rock to host robotics camp for elementary students, teachers

During a summer camp for elementary students, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock robotics coach will offer fellow educators the chance to learn how to start robotics teams at their schools.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host robotics camp for elementary students, teachers”

The Just a Prototype robotics team members include: Back row (L-R) Jamie Burrows, Rachel Smith, Shala Nail, and Donetha Groover. Front row (L-R) David Shurley , FLN the robot, and Faculty Advisor Sandra Leiterman.

Future STEM teachers look to inspire students with robotics club

Sandra Leiterman, a math specialist in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Educational Center, created the first VEX University (VEXU) robotics team in the state of Arkansas. 
Continue reading “Future STEM teachers look to inspire students with robotics club”

The Uncut Diamonds

UA Little Rock teacher coaches girls robotics team in online competition

An all-girls high school robotics team coached by a University of Arkansas at Little Rock teacher hopes to get enough votes to earn a trip to the world robotics finals in Louisville, Kentucky.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock teacher coaches girls robotics team in online competition”