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 “

David Montague and Raye Montague

UA Little Rock to honor ‘Hidden Figure’ Raye Montague with 10th annual Fribourgh Award

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will celebrate the life and achievements of the late Dr. Raye Jean Jordan Montague at the 10th annual Fribourgh Awards Reception. The late Dr. Montague, an internationally registered professional engineer with the U.S. Navy, is credited with creating the first computer-generated rough draft of a U.S. naval ship.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to honor ‘Hidden Figure’ Raye Montague with 10th annual Fribourgh Award”

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”

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”

Cory Davis/Photo by Ben Krain

UA Little Rock to honor CTEH’s Cory Davis with Fribourgh Award

William “Cory” Davis, senior vice president of operations and principal consultant at the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health in North Little Rock, has been selected as the recipient of the ninth annual Fribourgh Award from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to honor CTEH’s Cory Davis with Fribourgh Award”

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”

Little Rock students compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, PA on May 13-18, 2018.

Central Arkansas high school students win big at international science, engineering fair

Little Rock high school students who took top prizes at the Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair held earlier this year at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock recently advanced to the international competition where two students won big awards. Continue reading “Central Arkansas high school students win big at international science, engineering fair”

Ben Rainwater

UA Little Rock instructor leads project to develop STEM education tool

Ben Rainwater, instructor of systems engineering with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will lead a project at Brown Engineers to create a water engineering computer simulation for students in grades six through 12.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock instructor leads project to develop STEM education tool”