Event Registration Forms Are Now Available!

Parents/guardians need to complete both the individual event registration form and the Summer Program Release form to register their child/guardian for these virtual STEM outreach events. A confirmation email will be sent to confirm registration and provide links for the online Zoom events. Note: Only one summer program release form is needed per student if they are enrolling in more than one activity.


STEM Career Webinar Series

The ArkanSONO team is planning a weekly STEM Career Webinar for this summer on Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. Each Zoom session will include a STEM professional working in Arkansas.

All Middle to High School students in Arkansas are invited to register for these Zoom webinars. Audience members will be able to ask questions of our guest speakers.

Tentative STEM speakers will include: physician, nurse, engineer, game designers, architect, plant biologist, and basic science researcher.

Schedule

(Wednesdays from 12-1:00 p.m.) [tentative-subject to change]:

  • June 2 Ernest Banks (Architect, Polk-Stanley-Wilcox)
  • June 9Brian Koss, Ph.D. (Cancer Researcher, UAMS)
  • June 16Meryll Pampolina, M.D. (Emergency Medicine, UAMS)
  • June 23: Argelia Lorence, Ph.D. (Arkansas Bioscience Institute, ASU)
  • June 30: Paige Sellen, R.N. (Arkansas Children’s Hospital)
  • July 7: Sara Stoneburg, D.V.M. (Little Rock Zoo)
  • July 14: Brittany Wilkerson, MPAS, PA-C (UAMS)
  • July 21: David and Brooke Condolora (Brain and Brain, Inc.)
  • July 28: Catherine Halloran, Pharm.D. (UAMS Graduate)

Click to download the STEM Career Webinar registration and Summer Program Release forms.

Complete and return the forms electronically (a clear photograph is OK) to: ArkanSONO@yahoo.com.


Anatomy and Technology Webinar Series

These sessions will be broadcast live on ZOOM on Tuesday afternoons from 1-2:30 p.m. The sessions are open to any Arkansas middle to high school student who preregisters for the event. Our first session will focus on the cardiovascular system and will include the use of skeletons, heart models, pig/sheep hearts, 3D reconstructions of normal and pathological human hearts using the SECTRA Education Portal, and live ultrasound scanning of human hearts on a standardized patient. Subsequent sessions will utilize similar resources.

Schedule

(Tuesdays from 1-2:30 pm) [tentative-subject to change]:

  • June 15: Heart and cardiovascular system
  • June 22: Brain and Spinal Cord
  • June 29: Lungs and Respiratory System
  • July 6: Physical Exam with Cranial Nerve Exam
  • July 13: Computerized Tomography (CT) Exploration of the body
  • July 20: Ultrasound Imaging of the body
  • July 27: TBD

Click to download the Anatomy and Technology Webinar registration and Summer Program Release forms.

Complete and return the forms electronically (a clear photo is OK) to: ArkanSONO@yahoo.com.


Anatomy & Histopathology I: Focus on Cancer Webinar Series

ArkanSONO SEPA in partnership with Cancer Research Training & Education at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Announce this new Summer 2021 Virtual Webinar Series. These sessions will be broadcast live on Zoom on Monday afternoons from 2-4 p.m.

This four-session virtual weekly webinar series will provide a general survey of the anatomy, histology and histopathology of various organ systems with a focus on cancer. Major cancers to be covered in this webinar series include: skin, breast, lung, prostate, pancreatic, colorectal, cervical/ ovarian/endometrial, and kidney/bladder. The sessions will utilize models, cadaveric specimens, virtual human dissector programs, 3D reconstructions of CT scan in patients on the SECTRA Education Portal, ultrasound imaging of organs in standardized patients, and virtual histology and histopathology resources. All sessions will be held on Zoom and conducted by UAMS faculty. Previous knowledge of general anatomy or histology is helpful but not required.

NOTE: This series is targeted to upper level high school students (i.e., juniors and seniors) and college students. We will not accept applications from students in the 9th or 10th grade or younger for this Cancer Webinar series.

Schedule

(Mondays 2-4 p.m.);

  • June 7: Skin and Breast
  • June 14: Lung and Prostate
  • June 21: Pancreas and Colorectal
  • June 28: Cervical/Ovarian/Endometrial and Kidney/Bladder

If you are a junior or senior high school student, click to download the Cancer Webinar Series registration and Summer Program Release forms.

If you are a college student, click to download the Cancer Webinar Series registration and Summer Program Release forms.

Complete and return the forms electronically (a clear photograph is OK) to: ArkanSONO@yahoo.com.


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What is the ArkanSONO SEPA program?

ArkanSONO SEPA is a technology based outreach exposure program for high school students in the Little Rock School District (LRSD) in central Arkansas. The goal of this program is to use the transformative power of point-of-care ultrasound and other imaging technologies to stimulate student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields and careers. ArkanSONO is supported by a 5-year, $1.27 million dollar Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the NIGMS.

This project is funded by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) award from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIGMS or NIH.