linda bates lab equipStudents in South Arkansas Community College's physical-science classes now have the use of computer technology in their laboratory thanks to an Innovation Mini-Grant awarded by the SouthArk Foundation.

Instructor Linda Bates proposed the grant, which paid for a digital probe and computersoftware for the purposes of investigating experimental phenomena. The award was for $850.

The Innovation awards seek to encourage program development for the purpose of improving student learning that falls outside of the college's operational budget.
Instructor Linda Bates, far right, last week guides Physical Science students, from right, Addison Preston, William Mason and Emma Banes, in utilizing the new laboratory equipment paid for by the Innovation Mini-Grant that Bates was awarded.