StationBreak November 2017

News from AETN

Students will learn to detect, defeat cyber-attacks on simulated network

Governor Asa Hutchinson recently announced that a $500,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education will be provided to the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) to help pay for a fully functional dedicated cyber range for educational training-a first-of-its-kind operation.

This cutting edge tool in high-tech cyber security training will be housed on the campus of UCA and is a complementary initiative to support computer-science education in Arkansas.

A cyber range is a dedicated computer system that can simulate a computer network. Using the cyber range, students will learn how to identify a cyber-attack and defend against it.

"The cyber range means UCA will have state of the art technology that will be available through AETN to Arkansas students, both in high school and college," said Hutchinson. "This represents the next step in our computer science initiative; one which I know will keep Arkansas as a national leader in technology education."

"As a result of this investment, UCA will be one of only a few institutions in the country with a cyber range. UCA's partnership with AETN is unique and will allow broader access to the cyber range by students and educational partners across Arkansas."

Read the full article here.

Emperor Science Award

Looking for the next generation of cancer researchers

PBS is accepting applications for the 2018 Emperor Science Award program, which will provide 100 winning students a chance to work with an esteemed university-level research scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project.

Entry is open to 10th- and 11th-grade students for the 2017-2018 school year who have a strong scientific interest, especially in cancer research and care. Entrants will be required to complete an application and submit an essay. Applications will be accepted now through November 1, 2017. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Apply here.

Educational Resources from PBS

As part of the "AETN Salutes Arkansas Vietnam Veterans" initiative, educational materials for the classroom have been created and are available for public use. Special thanks to MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History which has shared several lesson plans geared to grades K-5 in an effort to help young students understand the impact of war and related issues.

Also, click the image for "Barnes and ... A Conversation With Col. Karen Lloyd" where the Library of Congress Veterans History Project is discussed.

For more information, visit

Click on the images below to see interviews from Arkansas Vietnam veterans. A preview of these was included in the last issue.

AETN Programs

News from ArkansasIDEAS

New courses now available!

Upcoming Education Events

Nov. 2-3
AEA Conference
DoubleTree Hotel, Little Rock, AR
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Nov. 14
Transition Expo
Fort Smith Convention Center, Fort Smith, AR
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Nov. 16-17
Arkansas Reading Association Literacy Conference
Little Rock Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, AR
Register here

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