"Educationally-Managed Projects Advancing Curriculum, Technology and Service"
C. Dianne Phillips, EMPACTS Program Facilitator, dphillips@nwacc.edu




Student Projects

Peer Mentoring



Danny Mora, Nathan Sorey &
Derek Heilman
Independent Study, Engineering and Technology (3D printing)


Technology and Project Support

Germaine Chambers and Erik Frey
Engineering & Technology (3D Printing)

Technology Corp
Peer Mentors, BH2455

C. Dianne Phillips, EMPACTS Program
Facilitator/Faculty Mentor BH2455

General Technology


Web Design


Graphic Design


The EAST/EMPACTS lab is the hub of the "Project Based Learning"
EMPACTS Program at NWACC.  

The lab and lab personnel are available to all NWACC students and
faculty/staff who are working on curriculum based,
service learning and outreach projects.

Technologies available in the lab include basic computer hardware
and software as well as additional specialized software
to support course projects across a broad curriculum
in  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts,
Education and Mathematics

The EMPACTS Lab is supported by a student led team of
peer instructors

who have experience in project based learning and in the use of a
wide range of low to high end technologies used in STEM courses.

3D Modeling


GIS Mapping


Architectural Design

Faculty Mentoring

Study    Undergraduate Research


Program Contact Information
Dr. Marvin Galloway, EMPACTS Program Coordinator, Dean of Science and Mathematics, mgallowa@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4142
C. Dianne Phillips, EMPACTS Program Facilitator, Associate Professor of Science and Mathematics, dphillips@nwacc.edu, 479-313-7737, cell
Gary Bender, EMPACTS Program Co-Facilitator (Math), gbender@nwacc.edu

Paul Lowrey, EMPACTS Program GIS Facilitator, plowrey@nwacc.edu
Rob Swearingen, EMPACTS Program Co-Facilitator (Biological Sciences), rswearingen@nwacc.edu
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