Our Virtual Outreach Activities for Summer 2021 have finished. Check back next Spring for news about our Summer 2022 sessions.
STEM Career Webinar Series
The ArkanSONO team offered our second series of weekly STEM Career Webinar during the summer of 2021. Each Zoom session included a STEM professional working in Arkansas.
All Middle to High School students in Arkansas were invited to register for these Zoom webinars. Audience members were able to ask questions of our guest speakers.
- June 2: Ernest Banks (Architect, Polk-Stanley-Wilcox)
- June 9: Brian Koss, Ph.D. (Cancer Researcher, UAMS)
- June 16: Meryll 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 & Brain, Inc.)
- July 28: Catherine Halloran, Pharm.D. (UAMS Graduate)
Anatomy and Technology Webinar Series
The sessions were open to any Arkansas middle to high school student who preregistered for the event. They included the use of skeletons, models, animal organ specimens (e.g., hearts and brains), 3D reconstructions of normal and pathological human organs using the SECTRA Education Portal, and live ultrasound scanning of standardized patients.
- 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 20: Ultrasound Imaging of the body
- July 27: CT Imaging of the body
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 offered this new Summer 2021 Virtual Webinar Series. These sessions were broadcast live on Zoom.
This four-session virtual weekly webinar series provided a general survey of the anatomy, histology and histopathology of various organ systems with a focus on cancer. Major cancers covered in this webinar series included: skin, breast, lung, prostate, pancreatic, colorectal, cervical/ ovarian/endometrial, and kidney/bladder. The sessions utilized 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.
- June 7: Skin and Breast
- June 14: Lung and Prostate
- June 21: Pancreas and Colorectal
- June 28: Cervical/Ovarian/Endometrial and Kidney/Bladder
For More Information
Email us at ArkanSONO@yahoo.com if you have any questions.
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.