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Innovate 2 Educate Event Allows Students to Solve Problems

Innovate 2 Educate Event Allows Students to Solve Problems
The Innovate 2 Educate event, conjured and run by Noble Impact and EAST Initiative students from eStem High School, drew about 200 eStem students to the ARK Challenge space in downtown Little Rock on Friday.

Students from eStem Public Charter High School in downtown Little Rock spent Friday morning pitching startup ideas designed to innovate the current educational model.
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Picasolar Gets New Funding, Works to Scale Innovative Solar Cell

Fresh off a new round of federal SunShot Initiative funding and a $1.2 million round of equity capital, Fayetteville's Picasolar will spend the next 10 to 12 months scaling its solar cells to meet the industry standard.
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UALR School of Mass Communication Gets $1.4M Bequest from Winn Trust

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Mass Communication has received a $1.4 million bequest from the Johnnie A. Winn Revocable Trust.
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Bart Barlogie Named Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Pathology

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Centennial's J.P. Sexton Named Arkansas Mortgage Banker of the Year (Movers & Shakers)

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A.L. Chilton Foundation to Support UA Faculty with $500k Gift

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