arizona science center Archives

WebPT doubles down on STEM in Arizona

To help propel the growth of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education in Arizona, WebPT has partnered with the Arizona Science Center, Peoria School District and Girls in Tech to support initiatives aimed at inspiring and empowering diverse groups to engage in STEM programs. In today’s era of digitalization, STEM has infiltrated nearly every… Read More →

Arizona Science Center receives $100,000 grant from Thunderbirds

Arizona School Choice Trust

Arizona Science Center is on a mission to bring an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics – the subjects commonly referred to as STEM – to teachers, students and families across Arizona through its innovative, signature STEM Extravaganza program. Thunderbirds Charities awarded Arizona Science Center $100,000 in grant funding to help provide customized… Read More →

Arizona Science Center elects 3 new board members

Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center elected three new members to its Board of Trustees: Carlos Contreras, Rowan Smith and Shayna Fernandez Watts. The new trustees are an integral part of a 54-member board that is considered to be strong for both its depth and diversity of talent and resources. “Arizona Science Center is poised to experience significant… Read More →

Arizona Science Center receives $265K donation

On Nov. 5, Arizona Science Center unveiled the new “Innovation Hallway” at CREATE honoring Jon Madonna, a retiring AT&T board member, and his wife, Lynn Madonna, who is a Trustee with the Center. AT&T contributed $250,000 to the Arizona Science Center in Madonna’s name to support CREATE, which is a community hub dedicated to using… 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 →

New Science Center chair hopes to draw more girls to STEM

Cancer research

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women hold fewer than 25 percent of STEM jobs. As the new chairman of the board for Arizona Science Center, Barbara Lockwood hopes to change that statistic, by inspiring young women and girls with her leadership. When asked how she plans to inspire Arizona young women and girls… Read More →

Arizona Science Center board adds Fennemore Craig lawyer

Steve Good, a Fennemore Criag managing partner, has been elected to the Arizona Science Center’s Board of Trustees. Good focuses his practice on the formation and structuring of business entities and the negotiation of complex commercial transactions, with an emphasis on advising clients regarding the associated income, estate and gift tax implications. He has been recognized… Read More →

Disney legends will speak at Arizona Science Center

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Arizona Science Center partnered with Stage Nine Exhibits, the producer of the new pop-culture and technology inspired exhibition, POPnology, to develop an event series that focuses on notable figures featured in the exhibition. POPnology opened at the Center on Feb 7. This exhibition makes the connections on how technology has been influenced by movies, books,… Read More →

Arizona Science Center ties Sci-fi and tech together

POPnology, an 8,000-square-foot exhibit packed with science fiction technology, will make its debut at the Arizona Science Center on Sunday. The exhibit features iconic science fiction devices from popular movies, books and television shows like “Jurassic Park,” “Back to the Future” and “Star Wars.” “There is so much fun in science,” said Chevy Humphrey, president… Read More →

John Kerkorian named Ballard Spahr managing partner

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

John G. Kerkorian, a commercial litigator who represents leading Arizona businesses and national financial institutions, will become Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office effective July 1, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced. Mr. Kerkorian succeeds Stephen M. Savage, who was a co-founder of the Phoenix office and has served as its Managing Partner since it… Read More →

Flamenco, BBQ and Gridiron Glory + more to do this week

Gridiron Glory The Arizona Science Center’s exhibit, “Gridiron Glory:  The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” is in its final week. Over 200 pieces make up the exhibition. The exhibit consists of attire, photos, documents, and NFL Films footage. The exhibit allows visitors to get up close and personal with some of the… Read More →

Things to Do: Halloween Edition

You’ve been trick-or-treating for years. Don’t you think it’s time to mix things up? Try these events around the Valley for a little bit of a treat! 10/31: Life After Death Race II Bring your best Halloween costumes and best racing bicycles to Margaret T. Hance Park on Halloween night to participate in a festive… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Most Influential Women

They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of men. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2014, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. The Most Influential Women were honored Thursday at a reception… Read More →

Chevy Humphrey – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Chevy Humphrey – President and CEO, Arizona Science Center Humphrey oversees the $12 million operation of Arizona Science Center, a 164,000-square-foot facility with more than 330 employees and volunteers that welcomes 500,000 visitors every year. Greatest accomplishment: “Inspiring and helping others succeed. I am humbled to play a role in their achievement.” Surprising fact: “I am… Read More →