Annual Symposium and Reception

In 2005, AMNA hosted the first symposium for high school and college students, providing a day-long schedule of

workshops and lectures on study skills, mentoring and networking. The symposium culminates with a reception at

which student researchers are recognized.

Annual Holiday Luncheon

Every holiday season since December 2005, AMNA hosts its Annual Holiday Luncheon. Approximately 125 high

school and college students are joined by parents, counselors and faculty, as well as community and corporate

leaders at this special event where nationally renowned STEM leaders and scholars present to students about their

respective field of expertise and trek to success.

AMNA Distinguished S.T.E.M. Lecture Series

In November 2010, AMNA hosted its Inaugural Distinguished STEM Lecture Series, featuring Nobel Laureate,

Professor Burton Richter. Over 500 underrepresented minority students from high schools and colleges across

Arkansas attended. Several participated in the question and answer session following the lecture. The lecture series

seeks to expose minority and disadvantaged students to underrepresented minority STEM professionals.

Annual STEM Career Pathways Luncheon

In March 2013, AMNA held the first STEM Pathways Luncheon, featuring Quintin S. Hughes, PhD. “Dr. Q”

presented to approximately 75 STEM students and parents, who also participated in a networking exercise and

heard from AMNA STEM inters about their summer research.