Arkansas Technology http://ualrpublicradio.org en Power Transmission Operator Breaks Ground For Little Rock Facility http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/power-transmission-operator-breaks-ground-little-rock-facility <p></p><p></p><p>A company that will manage operations of Entergy Arkansas’s power grid, broke ground on a new facility in Little Rock Friday. The Midcontinent Independent System Operator or MISO, is establishing a regional headquarters that it says will employ 50 people at average salaries of 85,000 dollars a year.</p><p>Local elected officials and company representatives gathered in the middle of a dusty construction site in West Little Rock to move dirt with golden shovels and give a ceremonial blessing to the arrival MISO’s new facility in Arkansas</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:16:16 +0000 Chris Hickey 20296 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Power Transmission Operator Breaks Ground For Little Rock Facility A Hub Where Students And STEM Experts Can Meet http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/hub-where-students-and-stem-experts-can-meet <p></p><p></p><p>Organizers are hopeful that students, teachers and professionals in science, technology, engineering and math can soon use the resources that the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub offers.</p><p>Tuesday marked the start of the renovations, with a ceremony attended by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith, local officials and students.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During the event, a wall was broken by a robot, formally beginning work to the center.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:18:25 +0000 Kezia Nanda 19494 at http://ualrpublicradio.org A Hub Where Students And STEM Experts Can Meet North Little Rock 'Innovation Hub' Gets $250K Grant http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/north-little-rock-innovation-hub-gets-250k-grant <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="4">A new facility in North Little Rock whose goal is to provide technological and educational resources for entrepreneurs in Central Arkansas has been awarded a grant by the Delta Regional Authority. </font></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:20:48 +0000 Chris Hickey 15439 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Little Rock Tech Park Will Go Downtown, But Where? http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/little-rock-tech-park-will-go-downtown-where <p>The Little Rock Tech Park Authority Board is meeting this Wednesday to further discuss where the tech park will go now that the board has settled on a downtown location.</p><p>KUAR’s Nathan Vandiver spoke with reporter Luke Jones <a href="http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/95593/site-chosen-but-little-rock-tech-park-details-lacking" target="_blank">whose article in this week's Arkansas Business</a> takes a look at where the site search is, and is going.</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:06:00 +0000 Nathan Vandiver 14253 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Little Rock Tech Park Will Go Downtown, But Where? Game Changer Of Education And Economic Development http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/game-changer-education-and-economic-development <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A brand new tool for research and economic development was unveiled on Monday at </span>UALR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Emerging Analytics Center includes 35 screens with more than 50 million pixels offering high definition graphics for 3D applications.&nbsp; Connected with a 3D floor projector, it allows the ability to “touch” the data and robotic </span>“telepresence”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> equipment. </span></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:53:35 +0000 Kezia Nanda 5599 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Game Changer Of Education And Economic Development Little Rock Tech Park Board To Pause Site Selection, Review Purpose http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/little-rock-tech-park-board-pause-site-selection-review-purpose <p>The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board is putting off selection of a site for the city’s tech park in order to discuss the specific types of research businesses that might be attracted to it.</p><p>The main topic of discussion for the Little Rock Tech Park Board has focused on site selection, but at its meeting Wednesday, members began delving into the basic purpose for the park and whether they need to consider two sites rather than one.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 14:43:52 +0000 Nathan Vandiver 4156 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Little Rock Tech Park Board To Pause Site Selection, Review Purpose New Technology Helps Raise Funds For Arkansas Community Projects, Businesses http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/new-technology-helps-raise-funds-arkansas-community-projects-businesses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new online technology is helping Arkansans fund community projects and local business efforts.</span></p><p>The technology is called crowdsourcing, and it’s a method in which funds for local projects are raised through a large online network of people who want the projects to be successful. Small contributions by many people end up translating into lots of money.</p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:36:00 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 1348 at http://ualrpublicradio.org New Technology Helps Raise Funds For Arkansas Community Projects, Businesses Cheaper Computers Available For Some Little Rock Students http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/cheaper-computers-available-some-little-rock-students <p></p><p>Low-income students in the Little Rock School District, who take part in the free and reduced–price lunch program, now have a chance to get district computers at a reduced rate.</p><p>Parents of those students can buy the refurbished computers for just $40, under a new program supported by the Coalition of Greater Little Rock Neighborhoods, a civic group.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kathy Wells works with the coalition and says parents have to act quickly to take advantage of the deal.</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:35:09 +0000 Malcolm Glover 773 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Cheaper Computers Available For Some Little Rock Students Little Rock Tech Park Board Continues Search For Site http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/little-rock-tech-park-board-continues-search-site <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Little Rock Tech Park Authority Board is still looking at three potential tech park sites as relatively equal rivals following their meeting Wednesday afternoon.<br><br>The Tech Park Authority Board’s meeting yielded no clear favorites from three sites in its afternoon meeting.&nbsp; Board Chair Mary Good attributed part of the indecision to an engineer’s report that didn’t find any site particularly stronger than the others.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:13:42 +0000 Nathan Vandiver 430 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Little Rock Tech Park Board Continues Search For Site