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Arizona Innovation Summit draws makers, cybersecurity experts and pirates

October 1, 2015 |

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley

Pacman, pirates and protons made an appearance at the 5th annual Arizona SciTech Festival Innovation Summit bringing STEAM education to the forefront of the community.

Fifty exhibitors from across the state packed the Scottsdale Center for … Read More

#ItWasNeverADress STEAM Conference Recap: Confidence, careers and capes

July 20, 2015 |

Over the weekend 50 girls ages 12 to 17 spent their weekend at Axosoft, learning about STEAM fields, confidence, and leadership from some of the Valley’s tech and non-tech leaders.

The conference began with introductions from Axosoft’s Tania Katan, Miss … Read More

STEAM festival draws 380,000 attendees

June 16, 2015 |

Imagine a STEAM festival that attracted close to five times the number of attendees that could fit in the University of Phoenix Cardinal stadium. The Arizona SciTech Festival, a statewide celebration of STEAM that ran February to March of this year, … Read More

The gender gap starts with us – Bev Crair, Intel – Girls in Tech Catalyst

April 29, 2015 |

Intel is just one of the larger tech companies in Arizona striving to reduce the gender gap in the tech industry, and are putting their money where their mouth is.

Bev Crair, storage group vice president and general manager at … Read More

AZ teens celebrated at White House Science Fair

March 23, 2015 |

Today, Arizona student science winners will be recognized at the 2015 White House Science Fair. President Obama will be the emcee and celebrate the range of winners from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country.

Anvita Gupta, … Read More

400 hackers and drones – InnovateUA hosts massive hackathon – March 6-8

March 2, 2015 |

InnovateUA, a student-led entrepreneurial organization at the University of Arizona, is hosting the Southwest’s largest-ever hackathon from March 6-8, 2015. The hackathon, dubbed ‘Hack Arizona,’ expects close to 500 participants, mostly students, to partake in the three day hacking event.

With … Read More

Arizona SciTech Festival isn’t just for kids

February 19, 2015 |

If you were that kid that enjoyed creating tornadoes in a bottle, making Epsom salt crystal spikes or exploding soda with a mentos, you don’t have to stop playing with science because you grew up. Arizona SciTech Festival, a statewide … Read More

Air Force promotes STEM edu with full-motion simulator at Fan Fest Scottsdale

January 27, 2015 |

Video contribution Thomas Hawthorne

Flying through the desert at high speed, jumping out of an airplane then taking off on a dirt bike to a remote location to launch a drone strike. This isn’t an XBox game, it’s the Rapid Strike … Read More

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

Startups, STEM and Hackschooling kick off Innovation AZ Summit 2014

July 30, 2014 |

Startups, STEM and SCITECH, oh my! It’s time again for entrepreneurs and educators from across the state to come together for the annual Arizona Innovation Summit on August 14, with the theme “From Inspiration to Commercialization”- this time at the Scottsdale … Read More