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Verizon App Challenge Targets Developers with Emphasis in STEM Fields
Verizon App Challenge Targets Developers with Emphasis in STEM Fields Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 2:43 PM

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge is an exciting, creative and collaborative competition that offers $10,000 grants for winning middle schools and high schools and Samsung Galaxy Tabs for winning students. Created to ignite students’ interest in (STEM), the Challenge also opens their eyes to exciting new possibilities for their futures.

EAST at Hot Springs High School Featured on KARK News
EAST at Hot Springs High School Featured on KARK News Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Students in EAST at Hot Springs High School are semi-finalists in a national contest sponsored by Samsung. KARK News visited their school to cover the story and the project they submitted in the competition.

EAST Initiative Receives $36,700 Grant from Walmart to Fight Hunger
EAST Initiative Receives $36,700 Grant from Walmart to Fight Hunger Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Walmart recently awarded the EAST Initiative, an education non-profit organization, with a $36,700 grant to fight hunger through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

EAST Initiative Elects New Board Members
EAST Initiative Elects New Board Members Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Gealt, Rainey Expand Board’s STEM Expertise

Arkansas-Based Non-Profit EAST Initiative Receives National Recognition
Arkansas-Based Non-Profit EAST Initiative Receives National Recognition Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Change the Equation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led coalition that is mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of STEM learning in the United States recently selected the Arkansas-based EAST Initiative for inclusion in its national database of quality STEM educational programs. To date, among the 28 programs nationally that met

EAST Initiative/ADE to Host Workshop for New Schools
EAST Initiative/ADE to Host Workshop for New Schools Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 9:26 AM

The EAST Initiative is joining with the Arkansas Department of Education to host a workshop for schools interested in implementing EAST programs in their schools. The workshop will be held at the Batesville Junior High Media Center (#2 Pioneer Drive, Batesville) from 1:00 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December, 2012.

EAST Night Out in the News
EAST Night Out in the News Posted on Nov 2, 2012 at 1:53 PM

This summary includes television and newspaper clips of coverage from ENO 2012.

Lights Camera, Save!
Lights Camera, Save! Posted on Nov 2, 2012 at 8:49 AM

A new video competition for students offers great prizes for students and schools.

Arkansas Public School Resource Center Fall Conference October 30
Arkansas Public School Resource Center Fall Conference October 30 Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 12:54 PM

The Arkansas Public School Resource Center is hosting its fall conference,"Next Generation Learning," on October 30 at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Ark.

EAST Initiative Nationwide Open House Spotlights Student Projects
EAST Initiative Nationwide Open House Spotlights Student Projects Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 2:29 PM

More than 100 high schools in six states will host an annual “EAST Night Out” on Tuesday, October 16, in communities with EAST programs. EAST students will demonstrate a sample of the technology, community work, and service provided through their projects. The event is open to the public.

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