©ARKANSAS STEM FESTIVAL 2016
The Arkansas STEM Festival is the premiere showcase of STEM in the state of Arkansas
Lisa Academy partners with USA Science Festival and UALR Education Pioneers Club to host third Annual Arkansas STEM Festival to celebrate science, technology, engineering and math in Little Rock. Tens of exploration stations will provide hands-on activities that bring opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals.
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Parents can admire their children’s impressive work or bring younger children to be inspired by the work of other children.
Educators are welcome to see the festival at their own pace.
Teachers can arrange field trips for their students and may also arrange in advance for a UALR campus tour to take place before or after the festival. Specifically;
STEM Teachers can bring their students to engage with the projects at the festival.
Art Teachers can bring their students to engage them with art and other STEM projects.
Students may construct their own projects to demonstrate at the festival.
STEM Teachers can work with their students to construct a project to be presented at the festival.
Art Teachers can guide their students so that the students are able to create and submit their artwork.
Electronics and Programming Hobbyists now have a place to bring their work out into the world.
Artists have a great way to showcase their work to a large, engaged audience.
Businesses can showcase their products and expertise to the audience.
3rd Annual Arkansas STEM Festival
FRI, MAR 3, 2017 AT 10:00 AM, LITTLE ROCK, AR
WHERE: Donaghey Student Center
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock
Why YOU should attend The Arkansas STEM Festival
The Arkansas STEM Festival is an incredible event just because of the sheer number of benefits and experiences it provides. The 100+ engaging demonstrations at the festival are a sight to behold! It is among the largest meetings of the Arkansas STEM community in the entire state and is an ideal field trip destination as it is completely free and highly educational for students of all ages. In fact, the beauty of The Arkansas STEM Festival is that there is benefit for anyone who attends the festival! Presenting students obtain numerous valuable experiences. Including presenting their work to a large and engaging audience, meeting with and discussing STEM with experts in their fields, teaching others about STEM, learning about STEM from others and from STEM focused companies, hearing influential STEM figures speak, and even the opportunity to be recognized for their work! Students who aren’t presenting a project at the festival have much to see and do as well! They can learn from and engage with the various demonstrations, especially the hands-on demonstrations throughout the festival, enjoy the art exhibition, and even take a tour of the UALR campus. And parents and adults can come to the festival and admire their child’s work, view the artwork at the new art exhibition, and learn about STEM from knowledgeable students, hobbyists, and businesses from across the state.
Our Theme - “Hello, World!”
The state of Arkansas has become a leader in computer science and programming education. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill in 2015 that made Arkansas the very first state in the nation to pass a law requiring all public and charter high schools to provide computer science courses to its students. Governor Hutchinson’s work towards making Arkansas the leading state in computer science and programming education has been recognized as highly beneficial and is now being copied by many government officials, including President Barack Obama, who set aside $4 billion for nationwide computer science education. As a result of this action by the President, Governor Hutchinson said “I appreciate our president recognizing the importance of this effort, and I am proud that in Arkansas, we’ve already started—and we’re leading the country.” Read More..
The 2nd annual Arkansas STEM Festival Highlight
It was held on February 26, 2016 at UALR. This event was a great success with over 3000 in attendance. Many students from across the state attended to be engaged by the over 150 interactive STEM projects. Many public officials came to support STEM in Arkansas. Guest speaker Duane Carey was certainly a hit with students and adults alike. This event will be held annually with the intention of promoting and fostering a love of STEM and STEM careers in students across the state of Arkansas.
The 2nd Annual Arkansas STEM Festival Testimonies
“[The Arkansas STEM Festival] is a showcase of the possibilities that STEM provides to students.” Johnny Key, Arkansas Commissioner of Education
“We really appreciate all that the Arkansas STEM Festival does for our children throughout the state.” State Rep. Matthew Pitsch
“[The students at the Arkansas STEM Festival] really are the future of our state.” Attorney General of Arkansas Leslie Rutledge
“This is a wonderful STEM Festival and we’re glad to be a part of it.” Kevin Beaumont, Arkansas Department of Education
“The Arkansas STEM Festival provides a great deal of exposure of STEM activities outside of the classroom.” Alexandra Boyd, Charter Schools Director, Arkansas Department of Education
The 2nd annual Arkansas STEM Festival Photo Album