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Women of color who own Arizona businesses are on the rise

Co-Hoots founder Jenny Poon and Anita Blanco, director of diversity recruitment and engagement at Stanford University at the Women of Color STEM Entreprenurship Conference to encourage women of color to own businesses. (Photo by David Marino Jr./Cronkite News)

Jenny Poon is a serial entrepreneur. She runs the business collaborative Co+Hoots, where owners of small businesses, from tea suppliers to software design, share space, ideas and conversation. She created Eeko Studio, a graphic design and marketing agency that recently worked on the branding concept for the Grid Bikes bike sharing program in Phoenix. Poon, the daughter of Chinese-Vietnamese… Read More →

5 reasons why you should teach your kid to code

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Do you think your kids are too young to learn how to code? This may surprise you, but thanks to many recent innovations in computer science education, your kids may be the perfect age to learn. Coding (also known as computer programming) makes computers, apps and websites do what you tell them to do. Many… Read More →

Intel Science Fair needs judges and volunteers

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Supported by over 30 organizations including the Arizona Technology Council, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), is currently seeking judges and volunteers for this year’s event. Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories will gather Sunday, May 8, 2016 to Friday, May 13, 2016, to showcase their independent… Read More →

Arizona SciTech launches STEM education initiative

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Arizona SciTech, the state’s leading innovator and proponent of STEM education, announces the launch of a joint initiative between hi-tech businesses, community members, educators, students and parents to create the first ever AZ STEM School Community of Practice. A Community of Practice is based upon the latest business strategy, where various stakeholders come together; they understand that knowledge… Read More →

Stanton calls for leaders to close tech-gender gap

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To celebrate and expand the social, economic and political achievements of women, Mayor Greg Stanton proclaimed Tuesday, March 8, International Women’s Day in Phoenix. Stanton’s proclamation is a springboard for discussion and action among local leaders who want to help close the gender gap – especially in science, technology, engineering and math fields. International Women’s… Read More →

APS established Ed And Verma Pastor Scholarship

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As part of APS’s commitment to Latino education, the company pledged $250,000 Wednesday to establish the Ed and Verma Pastor Legacy Scholarship, which will be administered through the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Arizona Emerging Leaders Initiative. The contribution will help provide scholarships to Latino students majoring in a STEM or a Public Policy field… 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 →

Avnet Recognized for Diversity Leadership in STEM

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Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced today that Beth McMullen, vice president of IT for Avnet, Inc., was selected as one of STEMconnector® 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM. McMullen was honored in the STEMconnector® publication featuring top executives who have demonstrated a commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and diversity… 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 →

SRP awards MCC Foundation $270,000

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Salt River Project (SRP) will create a Scholars Fund at the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation to recognize and assist outstanding Maricopa students who are studying a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) related programs. SRP is making a $250,000 contribution that will be provided to the Foundation over the next six years; it… Read More →

Bioscience Roadmap gets an extension through 2025

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The strategic plan that has guided Arizona’s fast-growing bioscience sector for nearly 12 years is gearing up for a new decade. “Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap: 2014-2025” will be unveiled starting April 8 at events in Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff, the state’s three metropolitan areas that feature growing bioscience hubs. The plan includes updated strategies that can… Read More →

ASU joins STEM mentoring initiative

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Today, the College of Technology and Innovation (CTI) at Arizona State University announced its partnership with the “Million Women Mentors” (MWM) initiative. MWM will launch Jan. 8, 2014 during National Mentoring Month, in Washington, D.C at the National Press Club. The initiative will support the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)… Read More →

Tackle Popular Immigration Reforms Now

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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 →

Science Foundation releases 5-year plan to strengthen STEM education

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by in Business News | Education | Tech

Ask any leader of a technology company in Arizona what their biggest hurdles are and there is always one common challenge: finding enough homegrown qualified workers to fill their needs. “Arizona is transitioning to an economy that is increasingly dependent upon a knowledge-based workforce,” said Steve Sanghi, CEO of Microchip in Chandler. “Out No. 1… Read More →