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ASMSA Science Café Series begins Aug. 16

ASMSA Science Café Series begins Aug. 16

HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will kick off the new school year with the continuation of its Science Café Public Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Aug. 16.

Dr. Jack Waddell, a physics instructor at the school, will present “Six Degrees of Separation: What the Science of Complex Networks Reveals in our Lives.” The first Science Café of the year will be held in the ASMSA Boardroom, located in the Administration Building at 200 Whittington Ave.

The Science Café Lecture Series features a member of the ASMSA science faculty leading a discussion of scientific interest. The speaker will give a 20-minute lecture and then lead a discussion on the subject in a laid-back atmosphere. Audience participation is greatly encouraged.

AgDiscovery program at UAPB encourages teens to explore agriculture careers

AgDiscovery program at UAPB encourages teens to explore agriculture careers

Teenagers visiting the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff got an enlightening look at agriculture careers through the AgDiscovery Program this summer. For two weeks, 14 teens from Arkansas, Florida and Kansas, ages 14 -16, lived on campus and experienced hands-on labs, workshops and field trips. They also participated in character and team building activities as part of the residential, career exploration program.


“These students are among the best and brightest; they will be our future leaders in the field of applied science and technology,” said Dr. Edmund Buckner, associate dean for 1890 programs and professor.

AR Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarships available for Minorities to teach in th

AR Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarships available for Minorities to teach in th

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Applications for the Arkansas Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarship Program are now available for the Fall 2013 semester at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and all two-year and four-year colleges/universities.

UAPB administers the scholarship program that was reauthorized by the 84th General Assembly (Act 1746) to address the shortage of public school teachers in the Delta Region, particularly minority teachers.

The program awards up to $1,500 per academic year (fall and spring semesters) for full-time enrollment and up to $750 per academic year for part-time enrollment.

To be eligible an applicant must be African American, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American and be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment at a baccalaureate degree-granting institution of higher education or at an accredited state-supported community college.

Super Saturday sign-up at Quest

Super Saturday sign-up at Quest

Quest Middle School - Pine Bluff will have an enrollment fair!  Saturday, July 27, 2013.  308 S. Blake St., Pine Bluff, AR.  Now enrolling children grades 5 - 8.

www.questmiddleschools.com

(870) 329-3310

UAPB providing testing help to students with low ACT scores

UAPB providing testing help to students with low ACT scores

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will offer a Compass exam workshop July 22-26 in Dawson-Hicks Hall, Room 107. Free to students, the workshop is offered to students seeking admission to UAPB who scored 13 or 14 on the ACT exam and who have at least a 1.90 high school GPA. The Compass exam will also be given free of charge.

ASMSA instructor receives teaching award

ASMSA instructor receives teaching award

HOT SPRINGS — The Lewis E. Lyle Chapter of the Air Force Association has named Nick Seward its Chapter Teacher of the Year for the high school division.

Seward is a computer science instructor at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts.

He is also a coach of the school’s CyberPatriot competition team. The competition, sponsored by the Air Force Association, features teams of high school students interested in careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The teams compete to protect computer systems from cyber attacks.

 Schools nominate teachers for the award, and the chapter members vote on the nominees, said Larry Louden, the Lyle Chapter president. Louden and Morris Cash, the chapter’s secretary, presented the award plus a $250 prize to Seward this week.

UAPB alum named Maumelle Middle School principal

UAPB alum named Maumelle Middle School principal

PCSSD Names Two New Middle School Principals

 

The Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) has named two new middle school principals. Lourdes Goodnight will take the helm of Jacksonville Middle School and Ryan Burgess will oversee the Maumelle Middle School for the 2013-2014 school year. They will begin their duties July 1, 2013.

 

Goodnight was most recently the assistant principal of Jacksonville High School, where she was credited for implementing and coordinating the successful freshman academy.