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AZ Tech Beat | October 23, 2019

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Avnet VP selected as one of STEMconnector 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders

October 15, 2014 |

Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced 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 … Read More

Where to get free tech education around the Valley

September 18, 2014 |

What is an idea without the means or technology to bring it to fruition? Luckily, various locations around the valley are offering access to their technology labs and educational workshops. The best part? They are free of charge!

TechShop is offering … Read More

Hacks 4 Humanity Hackathon kicks off September 20th at ASU

September 12, 2014 |

Calling all app designers, humanists, and creatives alike – the mission of Hacks 4 Humanity is to create technology solutions and initiatives that will contribute to the social good and address the needs of humanity using the seven principles of … Read More

Phoenix Mobile Festival returns September 27th

September 10, 2014 |

The Phoenix Mobile Meetup group will host their third annual Phoenix Mobile Festival designed for mobile enthusiasts, developers, engineers and entrepreneurs on September 27, 2014 from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Phoenix campus.

The festival, … Read More

Campus shooting survivor launches safety app for ASU students

August 25, 2014 |

With campus shootings and crime rattling the country in recent months, tech firms and universities have taken an advance turn to supply students with in-palm methods of alerting authorities about on-campus crimes.

Last week Arizona State University announced its launch … Read More

Hats, Film and Hackschooling – TEDx Logan LaPlante talks on how to keep kids stoked on learning

August 14, 2014 |

Internships with hat designers, ski manufacturers, film and designs school and community organizations is one way 14-year-old Logan LaPlante approached learning.

Today at the Arizona Innovation Summit, this teen, known for his TEDx Talk with over 6M views on You Tube, … Read More

Code for America hosting Open Data Roadshow Sept. 4th

August 12, 2014 |

Could the government benefit from enabling open data? Next month, this will be the hot topic at Code for America’s Open Data Roadshow. Local government officials, city managers, technologists, area experts and open data evangelists will have a chance to put … Read More

Silly pictures and iPads make learning science a breeze

June 3, 2014 |

It’s a crisis that shadows the United States year after year: students across all education levels fall behind in the sciences, leaving them and teachers struggling with how to keep up.

In 2013, only 36 percent of high schoolers were ready for college-level … Read More

Chandler’s Synergis Education secures $5M Series A2

May 15, 2014 |

Synergis Education announced the successful completion of a $5 million Series A2 financing round with Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. (hereafter “Mitsui USA”) a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the most diversified and … Read More

Startup Weekend EDU to improve AZ education system – April 25-27

April 3, 2014 |

Are you passionate about improving education through great ideas? Come to Startup Weekend EDU on April 25-27th. This 52-hour event brings together educators, developers, designers, product managers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts to share ideas, form teams, build products or services, … Read More