Additional News!


Our very own science specialist, Sharon McKinney, presented at the STEM+Literacy Information Night at the UCA College of Education on November 14, 2016. This event was presented by North Central Arkansas Reading Council and targeted teachers and teacher cadets. The teachers/teacher cadets received free resources, practical lessons, door prizes, were able to network with other teachers, and participated in many hands-on experiments!



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 Congratulations to our Math Specialist, Cara Cates, on her recent election as the 2017-2019 Vice President of the Arkansas Association of Mathematics Leaders!



 Highlights from the 2015-16 Academic year

External Funding:

  • Six active grants with total funding amount $544,512
  • Collaboration with COE (5) and CNSM (12)

Impact on UCA students

  • 170 face-to-face
  • 230 Institute visits
  • about 2000 items checked out

Impact on K-12 school and teachers

  • worked with 20 school districts
  • ~1800 teachers across the state


  • 3 in refereed journals
  • 2 conference proceedings
  • 1 book chapter

Conference Presentations

  • 6 regional
  • 4 national
  • 1 international