Tag Archives: Arkansas

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.

Elementary, My Dear Arkansans: Summer STEM Camps for K-6 Students


Do you have kids interested in science, technology, engineering or mathematics?  Did you know there are summer camps all over Arkansas where they can explore and learn while having tons of fun?  Here’s a quick list of K-6 grade level STEM camps by city.  Hurry, many of the registration deadlines are fast approaching!  If there are some that you know of please add them in the comments section so that other parents can find them.


 TTauri Movie Camp (4th thru 12th grade students and parents) http://www.ttauri.org/workshop_overview.html


“Super Kids” at University of Central Arkansas (1st thru 3rd grade) http://uca.edu/ecse/super-kids/

“UCA Challenge” (4th thru 6th grade) http://uca.edu/ecse/univchallenge/

“Ridin’ Dirty With Science” at Hendrix College http://www.hendrix.edu/chemistry/chemistry.aspx?id=36386 


Robotics Engineering Camp (rising 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th grade) http://www.engr.uark.edu/home/4927.php Application Deadline: May 9th


University of Arkansas Community College at Hope (1st thru 6th grade) http://www.uacch.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2014-kids-college-booklet.pdf Application Deadline: April 29th


Ozark Natural Science Center “Family Camp” (6th grade and up, Family) http://www.onsc.us/program-summer.php


Arkansas State University Summer Scholars (Ages 4-8 and 9-12) http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e95v1afpde373804&llr=bvdnuweab

Arkansas State Summer Camp Academy “Mad Scientist” (3rd thru 6th grade) http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e8ykxsy7441fe709&llr=bvdnuweab

Little Rock

Museum of Discovery “Discovery Camps” (Ages 6-8) http://museumofdiscovery.org/sites/default/files/2014%20Camp%20Brochure%20Web_1.pdf

Summer Science Discovery Program (Ages 6-12) http://cda.uams.edu/?id=8843&sid=51


 *eSTEMA Summer Enrichment Academy @ Southern Arkansas University (4th grade and parents) http://www.asta.arkansas.gov/Pages/eventDetails.aspx?show=279