Press Release Archive
Monticello EAST Students Receive Award from Attorney General
Monticello EAST Students Receive Award from Attorney General Posted on Sep 8, 2005 at 3:14 PM

Monticello EAST Lab students received the “Star of Excellence Award”, which is presented each year by Attorney General Mike Beebe during the Arkansas Missing Children’s Day ceremony to honorees who have made a significant difference in protecting children.

Welcome to New EAST Initiative Board Members
Welcome to New EAST Initiative Board Members Posted on Sep 8, 2005 at 2:29 PM

The EAST staff would like to welcome three new distinguished members to the EAST Initiative Board of Directors. Dr. David Thornburg, Ms. Kelly Hunt Lyon, and Mr. Charlie Fitzpatrick were elected to the EAST Board for terms that extend into 2008 and join a board comprised of other leaders who want it to make a positive impact on the lives of childre

EAST Board Member Awarded Chair in Geospatial Imaging
EAST Board Member Awarded Chair in Geospatial Imaging Posted on Sep 8, 2005 at 2:20 PM

EAST Board of Directors member, Dr. Fred Limp has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Leica Geosystems Chair in Geospatial Imaging in Fulbright College at the University of Arkansas.

EAST Receives Entergy Community Partnership Grant to Enable Tech Support Posted on Sep 7, 2005 at 2:08 PM

Thanks in part to a $500 grant from Entergy, the EAST technical support team will soon begin offering virtual on-site technical support to the over 200 EAST classrooms.

Santa Ynez EAST Wins 3rd Place in 2005 Geospatial Solutions App. Contest Posted on Sep 6, 2005 at 2:02 PM

The Environmental and Spatial Technologies (EAST) class at Santa Ynez High School used technologies, experts, original documents, and student curiosity to map the eroding sea-cliff edge in the community of Isla Vista, California.

Eureka City Schools Expands Award-Winning EAST Program Posted on Sep 2, 2005 at 1:59 PM

Eureka City Schools has big plans to offer its award-winning Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) program to four elementary schools. Eureka City Schools recently received a $230,000 Enhancing Education Through Technology competitive grant from the State of California to expand its EAST program.

Kamakahelei Middle School Wins Big With Safety Posted on Jun 3, 2005 at 1:50 PM

A Web site about fire safety has earned a team of eighth-graders from Kamakahelei Middle School on Kaua'i $3,000 each and the chance to compete in a national competition in Washington, D.C., this weekend.

Monticello EAST Students Receive Multiple Grants Posted on May 2, 2005 at 1:48 PM

Monicello EAST received the Arkansas Game and Fish Outdoor Classroom Grant, Weyerhaeuser "Excellence in Recycling" Grant, and the Farm Bureau Mini Garden Grant.

Eureka Springs High School Receives Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Grant Posted on May 2, 2005 at 1:46 PM

Pat Knighten of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (extreme left) visited the Eureka Springs High School to drop off a $3,454.00 check as part of the AGFC Wildlife School Grant that the EAST Lab applied for and received. Ms. Knighten spent the morning at the EAST Lab visiting with EAST students and the newly planted butterfly garden.

Sacramento EAST Student Wins Healthy Schools Challenge Posted on Apr 14, 2005 at 1:45 PM

Chelsea Talbert wanted her classmates at West Campus High School to look at healthier food and beverage choices, so the 15-year-old sophomore searched the Internet. Talbert entered an essay into a contest called the "Got Milk?" Healthy Schools Challenge. Her idea was so well liked that her school was given $1,000.

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