Architecture in the classroom to be presented at Dumas, McGehee


McGEHEE — The Alex Foundation, in partnership with Professor Russell Rudzinski of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fay Jones School of Architecture, will present Architecture in the Classroom at the following locations on these dates:

10:05 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. — Jan. 7 — at Dumas Junior High School, Dumas.

1:33 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. — Jan. 8 — 10, at Conner Jr. High School, McGehee.

10:43 a.m. – 11:33 a.m. — Jan. 8 — 10, at McGehee High School, McGehee.

The primary objective of the Alex Foundation’s Architecture in the Classroom initiative is to introduce students to key ways math, science and art are incorporated into an architectural career. Students will be guided through understanding the application of basic concepts of necessity, proportion, scale, physics and aesthetics in the design of a tall building.

Architecture in the Classroom is a first time opportunity for students in the Southeast Arkansas Delta. The initiative builds upon STE[+A]M – science, technology, engineering, art plus architecture and math.

About the Alex Foundation - The Alex Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, offers academic scholarship assistance and educational resources to students in the Arkansas Delta and Central Arkansas. The mission of the foundation is to engage, engender and enlighten students to pursue careers and entrepreneurial opportunities in architecture, art and mathematics through mentoring, strengthening their capacity, and supporting their educational attainment and continued advancement to meet domestic and global challenges.

The foundation’s efforts are collaborated through a multiple intelligence approach that includes cooperative learning, experiential learning, project-based learning and multidisciplinary learning.