Creating, curiosity bring benefits to schooling and economy, experts say

Posted: October 17, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Rhonda Childress of Austin, Texas, and Josh Clark of Dallas look at a 3D printer Monday during the Women in Technology Conference at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. The conference was part of the Northwest Arkansas Tech Council’s multiday Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit that ends today. Childress designed a battery-powered outfit fitted with lights, which she is donating to the Scott Family Amazeum.

ROGERS -- Nurturing the ancient human drives to create and explore can improve Arkansas' economy and transform schooling for every age, educators and other experts said Monday.

Rhonda Childress of Austin, Texas, models a light-up suit Monday during the Women in Technology Conference at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Th...

Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

• When: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today

• Where: John Q. Hammons Center, 3303 S. Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers

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