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”

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UA Little Rock grad looks forward to career in tech industry, starting orphanage

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate is looking forward to a future in the tech industry, followed by fulfilling her lifelong goal of helping children.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad looks forward to career in tech industry, starting orphanage”

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”

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UA Little Rock and Arkansas Federal Credit Union to Host Financial Wellness Fair

Students and the campus community can learn to create financial goals and make smart money choices at the free Financial Wellness Fair to be held 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Donaghey Student Center Leadership Lounge and Meeting Room D.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock and Arkansas Federal Credit Union to Host Financial Wellness Fair”

A dozen Arkansas middle and high school teachers spent a day on the other side of the classroom learning how to build and program robots as part of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professional development workshop at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Arkansas educators bring robotics to life at STEM workshop

A dozen Arkansas middle and high school teachers spent a day on the other side of the classroom learning how to build and program robots as part of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professional development workshop at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading “Arkansas educators bring robotics to life at STEM workshop”

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”

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UA Little Rock faculty members work to improve student success, graduate rates

More than 30 faculty members from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock spent four days learning strategies to improve student success and increase graduation rates on campus.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock faculty members work to improve student success, graduate rates”

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New lecture series offers unique dual view on medical research, issues

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is offering a new seminar series giving people a unique experience to hear from those working to improve human health from both the clinical and research perspective. Continue reading “New lecture series offers unique dual view on medical research, issues”

UA Little Rock STEM Education Center to host girls’ STEM conference

Middle school girls from around central Arkansas will be on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus on Friday, April 13, for the Girls STEM Leadership Conference organized by UA Little Rock’s STEM Education Center. Continue reading “UA Little Rock STEM Education Center to host girls’ STEM conference”