Southeast Arkansas students participate in technology event

Students from Coleman Intermediate School in Pine Bluff, Kingsland Elementary School and Rison Middle School recently participated in an event at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock.

The Discovering Excellence in Arkansas program exposed the sixth-graders to hands-on activities - with an emphasis on math, science and technology - led by representatives from seven leading Arkansas employers: Molex, AT&T, Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, Southwest Power Pool, Verizon and Welspun. Gov. Mike Beebe also participated.

A total of 91 sixth-graders representing 33 schools across Arkansas participated in the event, which was Feb. 20.