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10th class of bioscience interns finishes at TGen

Cancer research

Celebrating the program’s 10th year, the 2016 Helios Scholars at TGen completed their eight-week internships today with a daylong scientific symposium at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. The collaboration between the Helios Education Foundation and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) graduated 44 students who will help form the next generation of scientists specializing in Arizona’s growing biomedical… Read More →

Educare Arizona hits milestones since opening 5 years ago

Educare Arizona

Think about 1,000 young people from an economically disadvantaged part of the community getting ahead in life instead of falling behind early – a feat that resets their futures and stays with them for decades. Educare Arizona marks some key milestones that highlight its impact on children, families, educators and the community.  On Thursday, July 28, Educare Arizona welcomes its sixth… Read More →

Childhelp, ASU join forces to combat child abuse

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Childhelp, a nonprofit advocating for abused and neglected children, and Arizona State University (ASU) have officially signed on to the second year of a five-year partnership to make a national, measurable impact on the prevention of child abuse, through prevention education. The Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe curriculum is a research-based program that engages children… Read More →

Matrix buys building for Real Estate Investing School

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The Matrix Real Estate Investor Network recently purchased a downtown Phoenix office building with plans to turn it into a Real Estate Investing School. The building, located at 2406 S. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034, is finished being renovated and now accepting the real estate investing classes. At the facility, students learn everything from real estate… Read More →

APS Foundation continues focus on STEM education

APS Foundation

Fourteen nonprofit organizations located throughout Arizona and the Four Corners area will receive more than $1.2 million in STEM-supported grants, the APS Foundation announced. Supporting science, technology, engineering and math (also known as STEM) and other education programs has been the Foundation’s principal focus since 2012. “Arizona is blessed to have a number of local organizations… Read More →

UA Health Sciences study gets $11.4M grant

Cancer research

Cutting-edge research investigating the genetic basis for devastating disorders in the critically ill – acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) – will receive a major boost thanks to an $11.4 million, five-year program project grant. The prestigious program project award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health has been awarded to… Read More →

Galvanize signs lease at the Monroe Building

Phoenix

Denver-based tech firm Galvanize is joining the growing family of technology entrepreneurs at The Monroe Building in downtown Phoenix. The Denver-based start-up offering training in software development and data science is bringing its educational programs to the Valley and was drawn to the creative environment at The Monroe Building. Galvanize joins other top tech businesses… Read More →

Arizona official says proposed school regulations need tweaking

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An Arizona school superintendent testified Thursday that, without changes, proposed regulations implementing the law to replace No Child Left Behind could throw the state back into an “unfortunate” debate like the one over Common Core. Dysart Unified School District Superintendent Gail Pletnick was part of a panel of local education officials who told the Senate… Read More →

Az Business names Most Influential Women of 2016

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They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of industry. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016, as selected from a pool of more than 1,000 candidates by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. “While their resumes and industries may differ, the women we… Read More →

Free school supplies with Tools 4 School

New America School

The new school year is beginning soon and Tools 4 School, is providing backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and more to prepare students for the 2016-2017 school year Sat., July 30 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Travis L. Williams American Legion Post 65 near 16th Street and Broadway Road. The first 3,000 students, kindergarten through 8th grade… Read More →

UA, Banner Health earn historic NIH grant

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The University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner Health have been awarded a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to participate in the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, which aims to enroll 1 million or more U.S. participants to improve prevention and treatment of disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics. The award, which totals $43.3 million… Read More →

Space rocks: ASU team finds meteorites in remote Arizona desert

The largest of the fifteen meteorites next to a one-centimeter cube for scale. The black outer layer is called a “fusion crust” and forms when the outside melts as the objects hurtles through the atmosphere at high velocity. (Photo by Anna Copper/Cronkite News)

“The vault” is a climate-controlled room that sits behind three locked doors in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Housed inside are fifteen charcoal-colored pebbles that collectively weigh less than a quarter of a pound. Make no mistake: these are no ordinary rocks. They are the remnants of a roughly… Read More →

Goldschmidt, University of Phoenix ‘teaming up’ to lead scholarship program

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After bouncing around the minor leagues for more than a decade, Michael Carter was looking for a way to get back into the game of baseball. He applied for several different coaching positions throughout Arizona, but one thing seemed to be missing. “There were a couple college coaching jobs available and high school jobs available,… Read More →

Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation funds new ARCS Scholar

Ivy Foundation

The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation) is providing a scholarship for John Heffernan, an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) scholar. Heffernan is currently pursuing a Ph.D in bioengineering at Arizona State University and plans to focus on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer research. The Ivy Foundation is the largest privately funded brain cancer… Read More →