The University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers both a traditional and online college education within in a metropolitan setting. With over 100 degrees and 60-plus graduate programs, UALR allows students to earn a diploma in fields such as nursing, criminal justice, accounting, engineering, education, business, and psychology. Because of the proximity to the capital city of Little Rock, UALR students benefit from a unique hands-on learning experience both within the classroom and while working within the community.
Public residential high school for academically advanced Juniors and Seniors in Arkansas.
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The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), located at the University of Arkansas, focuses on research, education, and outreach related to geoinformatics and geomatics. Specific areas of research in these fields include GIS, geospatial analysis and modeling, high density survey, enterprise spatial databases, remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, and geospatial data and model interoperability. CAST's research efforts involve new approaches to spatial data as well as the development of new methodologies for analysis of these data.
The Arkansas ASSET Initiative is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary, state-wide program administered by the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority. Our current project, ASSET II, is designed to strengthen Arkansas research areas with potential for national significance and with major economic development potential. ASSET research centers include:
Plant Powered Production (P3) Center
Arkansas GREEN Solar Cells Research Center
Vertically-Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research (VICTER)
These centers are making advances in: plant-based production, solar cell technology, and new power electronics.
The Arkansas ASSET Initiative is part of the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Program. An integral component of the program is entrepreneurial training, support for commercialization of new technologies, and an educational outreach program that targets the STEM pipeline needed to support the advanced technologies workforce.
Playingmondo is a platform for creating interactive location based mixed reality experiences and games. It is used by many different institutions for teaching, knowledge distribution, entertainment, and exercise.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Arkansas's largest state agency with more than 8,000 positions in 181 offices across all 75 counties. Each county has at least one local office where citizens can apply for positions within the county office.
DHS Employees work in 13 divisions along with 8 support offices to provide services to more than 1 million Arkansans each year. Many families experience stresses and when they need help to cope with them, DHS is there.
DHS has trained professionals to help children and families with their problems. Our staff is there for families who need support to keep their children at home, for families who temporarily cannot care for their own children, and to help solve the family and community issues which contribute to these difficulties.
DHS employees work hard every day, making people's lives better all around Arkansas. DHS is indeed a great place to work!
Arkansas Tech University, a state-supported institution of higher education, is dedicated to nurturing scholastic development, integrity, and professionalism. The University offers a wide range of traditional and innovative programs which provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community of learners.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Bentonville, Arkansas (EAST/EMPACTS Program):
EMPACTS (Educationally Managed Projects Advancing Curriculum, Technology/Teamwork, and Service) is an adult level, college curricular adaptation of a successful K-12 pedagogical model called the EAST Initiative.
The EMPACTS Learning Model transforms learners into innovative, productive leaders, who make meaningful contributions to the community, while deepening their learning of course content.
This process promotes meaningful learning experiences, as teams of students use technology to solve community, content-based problems. Adult Learners gain an enhanced learning of the curriculum, while increasing self-esteem, confidence, motivation, and awareness of their role in serving their community. EMPACTS students develop personal and professional skills that increase their potential to achieve success in the workplace.
NWACC EMPACTS Faculty partner with learners and the community as they implement service learning projects with a curricular focus.
EAST students, who are looking for an EAST experience beyond high school, should consider the EAST/EMPACTS program at Northwest Arkansas Community College. We have had eight years of successful student directed projects and have opportunities for scholarships, service as EMPACTS Tech Corp students and growth as individuals preparing for a four year college or the work force.
For more information contact the EAST/EMPACTS Facilitator
C. Dianne Phillips, Associate Professor of Science and Mathematics
At the University of Arkansas College of Engineering, we put you first.
From the time you arrive for your campus tour until the moment you walk across the stage to claim your hard-earned degree, we are about you. Students First is the mantra of the College of Engineering and the university as a whole.
We want to provide you with the social and academic support that you need for a successful college career. We work to eliminate the challenges students typically face in completing an engineering degree. In our Freshman Engineering Program, for example, we'll guide you through your first year with mentoring and advising services to help you choose a concentration, keep up with your classwork, and begin to think about your future career.
Our faculty and staff provide excellent academic service with patient, positive, and helpful attitudes. When you're a member of our engineering family, we'll go the extra mile to guide you on your journey to your successful career in engineering. Many of our current students say they value the close relationships they're formed with their professors, who are always available to answer questions, help solve a problem or just chat about life.
In short, student-centeredness permeates everything we do. It guides every decision we make. It motivates us to continuously ask ourselves how we can serve you better, and then to act upon that task.
4 year college - BSAT Program (Applied Animation)
We are the UTeach replication program at UCA and a part of the Arkansas STEM Works initiative to prepare secondary mathematics and science teachers.
Since 1962, Economics Arkansas has been training Arkansas teachers K-12 how to integrate principles of economics and personal finance into the classroom curriculum. Economically savvy students become smarter citizens, voters, consumers and producers.
We offer resources and professional development training for teachers throughout the year, and we invite individuals and organizations to become our supporters in our ongoing efforts to build an economically literate Arkansas.
The Arkansas Society of Professional Surveyors (ASPS) is a non-profit association dedicated to serving the public interest and advancing the profession of surveying.
The Arkansas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Coalition is a statewide partnership of leaders from the corporate, education, government and community sectors which plans, encourages, coordinates and advocates policies, strategies, and programs supportive of excellence in STEM teaching and learning in order to expand the economy of Arkansas and produce higher paying jobs.
Situated in the pine forests of Southeast Arkansas on the edge of the rich Mississippi Delta, the School of Forest Resources is ideally located to serve the state's natural resources educational needs. Our School is located on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and supports the tripartite mission of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center, a University of Arkansas Center of Excellence, through the delivery of academic programs focused on natural resources.
Energy Efficiency Arkansas (EEA) is a partnership between the Arkansas Energy Office and the state's investor-owned electric and gas utilities and some electric cooperatives to bring unbiased information to Arkansans about energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption.
www.astate.edu/abi & plantpoweredproduction.com
ABI-The Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI) encompasses collaborative research efforts of five institutions through agricultural and medical research in order to improve the health of Arkansans. The ASU-ABI Outreach program provides on-campus tour and demos in biotechnology for visiting K-12 students.
P3-The mission of the P3 Center is to take advantage of the unique biosynthetic capacity of plants as scalable biofactories for proteins, chemicals, and biomaterials, critical to addressing global challenges in energy, human health, climate change and food security.
Over the last century, the University of Central Arkansas has become a four-year public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. It is one of the best and most affordable options for higher education in the South. UCA offers more than 100 undergraduate courses of study, 33 master’s degree programs, and four doctoral programs for students to explore.
UCA housing is top rate, offering 10 halls and abundant apartment housing.
UCA offers residential colleges that are co-education living and learning communities that provide opportunities to connect to every aspect of student life. Residential college students are enrolled in the same cluster of classes to promote collaborative learning and have the added bonus of living side-by-side with UCA faculty and older mentoring students.
For the competitive type, our intramural sports give every UCA student a chance to participate in a competitive sports activity. In fact, sports play a HUGE role in the UCA experience! The University of Central Arkansas proudly participates in 15 NCAA Division I varsity sports: seven men’s sports and eight women’s sports. As a member of the Southland Conference, UCA competes against schools from Texas and Louisiana. Join the Bear Den and get involved in the excitement that is UCA sports!
The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) is a nonpartisan, independent health policy center dedicated to improving the health of Arkansans. It is jointly supported by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Arkansas Children's Hospital, and Delta Dental of Arkansas.