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Avnet, ASU launch innovation lab to spark growth

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Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) and its Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The organizations collaborated to create the Avnet Innovation Lab, which is designed to spur economic growth in the technology sector and enable aspiring entrepreneurs to advance their innovations. The lab will provide critical business consultation and venture support to entrepreneurs… Read More →

SmithGroupJJR promotes 6 to vice president

by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, promoted Martha dePlazaola Abbott, Mark Adams, Vince Avallone, Kathleen Hudson-Beitz, Mary Jukuri and Tim Tracey to vice president. Martha dePlazaola Abbott, LEED AP, was promoted to vice president and retains her role as leader of the Workplace Studio at SmithGroupJJR’s Phoenix office. Abbott is… Read More →

Refresh Glass will be featured in documentary


After years spent working in the automotive and aerospace industries, Ray DelMuro quit his job and set out to combine his passions for engineering and art. Now, DelMuro and his business Refresh Glass, which creates beautiful products from recycled wine bottles, is getting national attention from Deluxe Corp. and its Small Business Revolution documentary project.… Read More →

Maricopa Community Colleges promote STEM to Latinas

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The Maricopa Community Colleges are making sure Latinas have access and opportunity to get into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Today at one of their annual Hermanas events, the Colleges continued their tradition of reaching out to Latinas in middle and high school and sharing a unique experience designed by Latinas for… Read More →

Maricopa Community Colleges strengthen STEM educaton

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As part of the State’s FY 2015 budget, the Maricopa Community Colleges received $1.4 million to bolster educational efforts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Workforce areas. This additional funding is the first State appropriation for Maricopa in areas of the STEM and Workforce since 2009. The criteria used to determine the allocation… Read More →

ASU’s engineering schools merge


Arizona State University is merging its two successful engineering schools. The move will enhance and expand engineering education opportunities, lead to growth in the number of engineering and technology graduates, strengthen and increase the impact of research and simplify engagement for industry. This is a natural next step for ASU’s successful College of Technology and… Read More →

Tackle Popular Immigration Reforms Now

by in Business News | Politics

Following the results of the election, there appears to be a real window in Washington, D.C. to do something meaningful on immigration. The just reelected president has made immigration reform a first tier priority.  And many Republicans believe that dealing with this issue is essential to restoring to their party some attractiveness with the two… Read More →

Afterschool Programs Get STEM Grants From Cox

by in Business News | Education | Tech

Nine afterschool programs around the state will each receive a $1500 STEM grant from the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence and Cox Communications to support creative efforts to incorporate science, technology, engineering and math into today’s curriculum. “At a time of shrinking funding in schools across the state, these grants emphasize the critical importance of… Read More →