Location

Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies

SAROI held both virtually and in-person at the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Virtual components for the first cohort will begin Spring 2021, with in-person workshops held in Summers 2021 and 2022. A second SAROI cohort will run 2022-2023.

Single-occupancy, on-campus housing will be provided for the Fellows throughout their stay at the University of Arkansas. Workshop lectures, mentor meetings, and workspace will all take place in the JB Hunt (JBHT) building on the University of Arkansas campus, where CAST is located. The proximity of the housing to JBHT (< 10 minutes) will make transportation without a car possible. Meal passes for the University’s various dining halls and services will be provided to cover breakfast and lunch throughout each Fellow’s stay.

Fayetteville, Arkansas

CAST and the University of Arkansas are located in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas, in the northwest corner of the state. Fayetteville is located in the Boston Mountains portion of the Ozarks, with nearly 100 miles of walking and biking trails in the city alone. The trails connect to the 36-mile Northwest Arkansas Razorback Regional Greenway that runs to sister cities to the north.  Other nearby hiking, mountain biking, and fishing, attractions include Devil’s Den State Park, Kessler Mountain Regional Park, Millsaps Mountain and Sequoyah Mountain.

The local arts and culture is led by the Walton Arts Center and TheatreSquared, among smaller venues. Nearby Bentonville Arkansas offers world-class arts museums such as Crystal Bridges and the Momentary.

More information about Fayetteville and regional attractions can be found here.