Monthly Archives: November 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson on AETN Talking About His Time in Arkansas

I hate that I missed the opportunity to shake this science-educator’s hand when he came to conduct a lecture at the University of Central Arkansas on February 27, 2014.

We featured the talk in our ASSETs of Arkansas magazine via the reporting of a UCA Physics Club leader who put on her reporter cap that night.

I’ve been a fan of Dr. Tyson’s work both in science research and communication and public advocacy for innovation for some time now, but I learned something new when I saw the following clip and read the transcript.  I work in #STEM in #Arkansas and I didn’t know about some of the things he shared about my state’s role in aerospace.  Arkansas is all about #broaderimpacts for our people.

This is a long but good clip.

EAST STUDENTS! Are you ready for the 2015 ASSET Initiative Solar Design Competition?

We are very excited to see all of your applications for the 2015 ASSET Initiative Solar Design Competition. The rules require that students to submit their entries through JotForm this year. If for some reason you are unable to submit it through JotForm you need to let us know so that we can inform the EAST Main Office of the problem.

You should be able to access the online application through the Conference website http://www.eastconference.org/. Click on the Involvement Tab –> Student Competitions and the World of Tomorrow Workshop is the first one listed.

Good luck! Remember the goal is to get 100+ applications this year.  Only 6 students will make it to Conference for the chance to build their design!  Deadline for all applications is December 15, 2015.