Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

The STEM Education division provides leadership to STEM educators across the state and supports programs provided in comprehensive schools and technology centers. STEM program provide hands-on and problem-based curriculum that allows students to explore opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Programs supported through this office include:

Project Lead The Way (PLTW):

    • Gateway to Technology Middle School Programs
    • Pre-Engineering
    • Biomedical
    • Computer Science

Drafting and Design

Mobile Application Development

Programming and Software Development

Computer Engineering Technology


Technology in the Forest Workshop

June 14-15, 2018

Monticello, Arkansas

This 2-day interactive workshop will focus on state-of-the-art technology used by natural resource professionals in the field. Session topics will include:

  • Surveying
  • Drone technology
  • Useful phone app technology
  • Timber Harvesting Equipment
  • Technological advances in the field of forestry

Session qualifies for 12 hours of ADE-approved professional development (4 Technology hours).

Registration fee: $40

Technology is helping the forest products industry produce more with less: less waste, less pollution, less impact on the environment and less raw material input. Foresters are under increasing pressure to meet the public’s growing needs for wood and paper as well as amenities from the forest. However, they often have to work under the yoke of negative public perceptions, which were created by images of our pioneering past, when the forests were seen as endless, and something to be conquered rather than sustained. Yet the reality of the modern forest products industry is sustainable forestry, to benefit current and future generations. More time is being spent educating the public on how far the industry has come. The frontier is gone and today’s forestry must be: socially acceptable, economically feasible and ecologically sound. It also has to be politically practical and legally defensible. All this means that the industry has to be on the cutting-edge of information and technology. From computers, lasers, and satellites, to modern harvesting and processing machinery, this is a different industry. Better knowledge and better tools are adding up to make sustainable forestry a reality.

Join us for this hands on, interactive workshop to learn about technological advances in the field of forestry. This 2-day educational workshop will include presentations and in-the-field site visits. Participants will also meet and learn from natural resource professionals and members of the forest industry who are in the field conducting this work on a regular basis.

Space is limited to 25 participants per session and selected on a first-received, first-reserved basis.

The registration fee is $40/person. This fee covers lunches, field transportation during the workshop, materials, resources, and ADE-approved professional development hours. The registration fee does not include lodging. Participants will need to make their own lodging reservations, if needed.

Applicants should be aware that this workshop will involve outdoor activities requiring walking in rough, uneven terrain and sometimes in adverse weather conditions.

Visit the following links for additional information and a downloadable application form (PDF).

If you have questions, please contact Rob Beadel at (501) 374-2441 or