Tag Archives: Arkansas

EAST in the Valley of Innovation

  Nov. 10, 2016 – What a week this was! As I write this, a team representing the EAST Initiative is on a plane heading home from Silicon Valley after very little sleep but so much engagement and excitement. Last … Continue reading

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EAST and the Inaugural Afterschool STEM Summit

I recently had the opportunity to network with several new (to me) people and organizations working hard to provide significant opportunities for students around the country. The Inaugural Afterschool STEM Summit was hosted by the Noyce and C.S. Mott foundations … Continue reading

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Introducing EAST Night In

For the past eight years, the EAST Initiative has coordinated the efforts of local EAST programs in a National Open House event we call EAST Night Out. EAST Night Out is designed to be a fall event that is a … Continue reading

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Innovation Hub gaining STEAM

In 2014, the EAST Initiative began an exciting partnership with the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. We were proud to be part of the beginning of this effort as the Hub is exciting and techy and such a great place for … Continue reading

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EAST 2014 and Beyond

It’s the season when traditionally all the media and online outlets look back and assess the “year in review.” I’ve done it myself on this very blog before. And, to be fair 2014 was a good one for EAST. We were named … Continue reading

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Requiem for an EAST Leader

Sometimes words fail you. Many times they aren’t enough. I’m facing such a time today; I’m having to say goodbye to someone that I shouldn’t even be contemplating saying goodbye to. I’m having to say goodbye to someone that, by … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Arkansas Broadband Debate: We CAN Fix This

I have had the privilege and honor of living in Arkansas my whole life. I’ve seen a lot more of the world than I ever thought possible, but I’ve always counted myself lucky that I can come home to a … Continue reading

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