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EAST Senior Wins App Challenge
EAST Senior Wins App Challenge Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Tyler Gay, a senior in the EAST program at Bentonville High School, was part of a team of three students who won the Congressional App Challenge in Arkansas’ 3rd Congressional District. The contest was hosted by U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, who presented medals to Tyler and his teammates during a ceremony Feb. 19.

Conference App is Now Available
Conference App is Now Available Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 9:14 AM

The mobile app for EAST Conference 2016 is now available for both Apple and Android devices.

West-Scantlebury to be EAST Conference 2016 Keynote
West-Scantlebury to be EAST Conference 2016 Keynote Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 8:58 AM

Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker for EAST Conference 2016. West-Scantlebury will deliver the keynote address during the Gala event on the second night of Conference, March 16.

EAST students present on STEM conference panel
EAST students present on STEM conference panel Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 1:23 PM

Students from the EAST program at Greenbrier High School joined a panel discussing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education at a conference presented by the Arkansas STEM Coalition and the University of Central Arkansas on Feb. 25, intended to bring schools, business and other community members together to talk STEM partnerships.

Conference Breakout Sessions open to view
Conference Breakout Sessions open to view Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 12:08 PM

A complete listing of breakout sessions offered during EAST Conference 2016 is now live. Registration for breakout sessions begins Thursday, Feb. 25, at 8:30 a.m. CST.

EAST Founder’s Award Finalists Announced
EAST Founder’s Award Finalists Announced Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 10:41 AM

Five finalists have been selected to compete for the 2016 Timothy R. Stephenson Founder’s Award, which will be presented by the EAST Initiative during its annual conference at 7 p.m. March 16 in Hot Springs.

Vision Building Workshop Feb. 23
Vision Building Workshop Feb. 23 Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 2:14 PM

The Arkansas Department of Education and Environmental and Spatial Technology Inc. (the EAST Initiative) will be holding a Vision Building Workshop for Arkansas schools considering implementation of an EAST program.

Governor visits EAST at Nettleton High School
Governor visits EAST at Nettleton High School Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson visited students in EAST at Nettleton High School Monday.

Getting Their Head in the Game
Getting Their Head in the Game Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 9:41 AM

Twin brothers Carson and Janson Sanders, seventh graders in the Hellstern Middle School EAST program, have been doing a lot of homework recently in the school of hard knocks.

Video marks anniversary of partnership
Video marks anniversary of partnership Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 3:55 PM

In January 2015, the EAST Initiative and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, thanks to support from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and AT&T, launched a unique learning space hosted by the Hub. That space, called the STEAM lab, is now a new center of learning for a broad community of visitors.

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