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.