Education

UA Conference Will Inspire Startup Businesses

Via tucsonlocalmedia.com Jen and Eli Crane are the founders of Bottle Breacher, selling American-made bottle openers fashioned from .50 caliber bullets. They’ll be conversing with conference goers at Ideas to Doors on Sept. 15 at Tucson’s Fox Theatre. Scott Hessell Jen and Eli Crane are the founders of Bottle Breacher, selling American-made bottle openers fashioned from .50 caliber bullets. They’ll be conversing with conference goers at Ideas to Doors on

UA Wins $4.8 Million Grant To Work On Valley Fever Vaccine For Dogs

Via tucson.com The University of Arizona has secured $4.8 million in federal money to fund a canine vaccine against valley fever. The live vaccine was invented by UA fungal geneticist Marc Orbach, is called delta-CPS1. It is a mutant sport that has already protected mice from valley fever. The grant from the National Institutes of Health is for four years and could bring the vaccine to market for dogs in

They Asked, We Delivered: Vocational Training For High School Students

Via kdminer.com Students asked for better education and employment opportunities at the “Give the Youth a Voice” Town Hall event Aug. 8. Kingman High School’s woodworking and cabinet making classes offer skill sets that can put them on the paths to well-paying jobs after high school. In his 17 years as a woodshop teacher at KHS, Calvin Kupser has seen things change and some things stay the same. It’s what’s

Yuma Plants A Seed For Its Future

Via kyma.com For generations the men and women that drive Yuma County’s agriculture industry have done what they can to make sure Americans stayed fed. But, there’s one commodity that they just couldn’t grow and that’s a workforce. University of Arizona Tanya Hodges says years ago a group of farmers decided to go a little greener in the form of pitching in to send future agriculture leaders to school. The

ASU Announces International Tech Leader As New Chief Information Officer

Via asunow.asu.edu Arizona State University has selected Lev Gonick, an internationally recognized leader in innovative technology strategies and solutions, to serve as chief information officer (CIO) starting Nov. 1. Gonick will lead the University Technology Office (UTO), responsible for providing technology services and support to ASU’s more than 72,000 on-campus students, 28,000 online students and 15,000 faculty and staff. Gonick will report to Mark Searle, executive vice president and university

Tech Launch Arizona Continues Upward Trajectory

Via tucson.com A bench-scale test reactor runs an electrodeposition process using molten salt at MetOxs, a Tech Launch Arizona offshoot. The University of Arizona’s technology commercialization arm posted across-the-board increases in startup companies, license agreements and other measures in fiscal 2017. The results for the fiscal year ended June 30 mark five years of continual year-to-year improvements in nearly all areas since Tech Launch Arizona was formed in 2013. The

3 Ways Schools In Arizona Use Technology To Empower Future-Ready Students

Via edtechmagazine.com Innovation in the state of Arizona is not an entirely new thing. Arizona State University has been at the top of the list of U.S. News and World Report’s Most Innovative Schools for every year that it has been a category. One crowning achievement is the school’s Smart Campus initiative, which just snagged an award for game day technology at its football stadium. It only makes sense that

ASU Given Nearly $1M To Explore Food Waste Solutions

Via ktar.com PHOENIX — Even if you finish everything on your plate, food in your house may still be getting wasted. Consumers often overbuy resulting in perishable items being thrown out, and food they don’t buy that just sits at a store gets wasted as well. To explore solutions to food waste, Arizona State University is getting nearly $1 million from the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. “In Arizona and

Via svherald.com WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to the Town of Sahuarita, Arizona, to establish the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (SAMTEC), a multi-tenant facility that will provide flexible high-tech space to local businesses. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 75 new jobs, retain 31 jobs, and

ASU Launches Innovation Space in Ho Chi Min City

Via asunow.asu.edu Arizona State University continues to foster Vietnamese STEM innovation and skill-building with the opening of the Maker Innovation Space in Ho Chi Minh City’s Saigon Hi-Tech Park. Launched on June 8, the Maker Innovation Space is part of the Building University-Industry Learning and Develop through Innovation and Technology program known as BUILD-IT. This $10.8 million project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development, brings academia, industry and