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2013-2014 National Service Project Announced
2013-2014 National Service Project Announced Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 2:53 PM

EAST's National Service Project for the 2013-2014 school year was announced at Summer Seminar last week. The theme for this year is health and wellness! Check out these resources from Edutopia to get started.

EAST Initiative Elects New Board Members
EAST Initiative Elects New Board Members Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 4:07 PM

The EAST® Initiative, a national non-profit organization that provides STEM project-based learning opportunities utilizing high-end technologies to primary and secondary schools, recently named Joyce Craft and Barbara Warren to the EAST Board of Directors.

EAST Board Member Shares His Support from Beyond the Walls of Arkansas
EAST Board Member Shares His Support from Beyond the Walls of Arkansas Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Q&A with future CMU provost Michael Gealt. The former dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at the University of Arkansas – Little Rock is set to take over for retiring Provost Gary Shapiro on Aug. 1. (Photo by: Melissa Bloem)

EAST CORE in Full Swing
EAST CORE in Full Swing Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 4:34 PM

EAST Core is in full swing, prepping new teachers for the up-and-coming 2013-2014 school year. With the addition of two new schools, a new EAST staff member and more Tier training, there’s been no time to catch our breath around the Ranch. However, EAST Core staff members wouldn’t have it any other way.

Summer at the Ranch
Summer at the Ranch Posted on Jul 1, 2013 at 10:50 AM

I suppose last week was the official kickoff to the summer here at the Initiative, and boy are we kicking it off in style. We have grown into three suites and a whole building, which will come in use since we are hosting the first Phase I and Tier II trainings of the season and an administrative workshop. Click to read more of Matt's blog!

Spring/Summer Issue of EQ is Here!
Spring/Summer Issue of EQ is Here! Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Great things are happening at EAST! Be sure to check out the latest issue of EQ today!

EAST at Southwood High School highlighted in video about STEM status in LA
EAST at Southwood High School highlighted in video about STEM status in LA Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 1:04 PM

EAST at Southwood High School in Louisiana highlighted in Louisiana Public Broadcasting's video about the state's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) status. Careers in the fields of STEM are projected to grow by nearly 10% over the next five years. Watch this video to find out how we can better prepare our students.

Stuttgart EAST program gets $7K grant to study topsoil, rainfall
Stuttgart EAST program gets $7K grant to study topsoil, rainfall Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 8:28 AM

EAST at Stuttgart High School will collaborate with CAST to create an interactive map and study just how much topsoil is washed away by rainfall in Stuttgart, Ark., after receiving a $7,700 grant.

Monticello Bridge Project Inspires Two Thumbs Up
Monticello Bridge Project Inspires Two Thumbs Up Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Students of EAST at Monticello Intermediate School were inspired by a fellow EAST classmate to clean up the school’s nature trail, which had not been tended to in years and was inaccessible to wheelchair visitors. EAST students worked to clean up the trail and reconstruct a bridge, in order to make the nature trail fun for everyone.

EAST Invests in Learning and Service Beyond the Normal School Day
EAST Invests in Learning and Service Beyond the Normal School Day Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Twelve EAST programs were awarded funding by the EAST Initiative for educational STEM projects that will serve their communities beyond the normal school day this summer and fall.

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