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AGS Applications Open for Faculty, Students

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Eligible individuals interested in participating in the 40th Arkansas Governor’s School as a student or faculty member may apply online.

Information and applications are available at More information may be acquired by sending e-mail to

Deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2019, for faculty members and students.

Arkansas Tech University will host the 40th Arkansas Governor’s School July 7-Aug. 3, 2019, in Russellville.

Founded in 1979 by Gov. Bill Clinton, Arkansas Governor’s School serves 400 selected students from around the state during the summer before their senior year in high school.

Student applicants should demonstrate the intellectual, social and emotional maturity required to thrive in an environment that emphasizes theoretical and process-related learning. Students will apply in one of nine disciplines: visual art, choral music, instrumental music, drama, English/language arts, mathematics, natural science, social science or cybersecurity.

Educators in all Arkansas public and private schools as well as all Arkansas institutions of higher education and all state directors of gifted programs are invited to apply for faculty positions.

AGS Area I faculty members will teach in one of the following disciplines: visual art, choral music, drama, instrumental music, English/language arts, mathematics, natural sciences, social science and cybersecurity. AGS Area II faculty members will focus on the nature of knowledge. AGS Area III faculty members will foster the personal and social development of students. All AGS classroom activities are designed to be open, experiential and grade-free.

Dr. Robin Lasey, director of the ATU Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and associate professor of chemistry, will serve as director of Arkansas Governor’s School. She has 11 years of experience leading summer science camps for K-12 students.

Arkansas Tech is the third-largest university in the state with more than 12,000 students as of fall 2018. More than 93 percent of ATU students are from the Natural State.