Major Edtech company Transact Campus appoints new CEO

Transact Campus, Inc. (Transact), an edtech company that enables educational institutions to offer user-friendly payment transactions connected across an entire campus, has announced the appointment of Nancy Langer as the company’s new CEO.  As CEO, Langer will oversee Transact’s campus commerce technology, as well as the company’s huge ecosystem of integrated payments and ID solutions. … Read more

Galvanize expands to Phoenix Warehouse District

An urban campus where students and entrepreneurs can build their skill set in data science is expanding to Phoenix. Mayor Stanton announced today that Galvanize, the Denver-based education company, will open their 9th campus right in the heart of the Downtown Warehouse District. Co-founder Jim Deters also announced that insurance company Allstate will be working … Read more

Bonanza Educational brings Legos and tech together

Whether it’s building the Millennium Falcon or a walking robot, Legos can be used for educational purposes and as an outlet for teaching technology. Chandler-based educational enrichment program company Bonanza Educational, LLC is providing a multitude of programs for students and the community to learn topics that aren’t always taught in schools, including an Intro … Read more

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

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 Intel, spoke at the Girls in Tech Catalyst and said that Intel has invested around $300 … Read more

U of A announces new iSchool

The University of Arizona will be opening a new school in July focused on information research and technology. The School of Information, or, less formally, “iSchool,” will focus on developing solutions to information-based problems for technology and information based businesses. “Coming out of any discipline now to be competitive you need to be data literate,” … Read more

The Startup Journal – Pitching with Confidence

For the third entry of the AZ Tech Beat Startup Journal, we spoke to Gregg Scoresby, CEO of CampusLogic, an education technology company delivering transformative software solutions across the student life cycle and the winners of the recent Venture Madness competition, about pitching with confidence. The AZ Tech Beat Startup Journal features a variety of founders … Read more

Starbucks college education program helps students reduce need for loans

Expanding upon last year’s Starbucks College Achievement Plan, Arizona State University and Starbucks announced this week that all U.S. Starbucks employees are now eligible for 100 percent tuition coverage through the program. In the past, the program was only available for junior and senior employees. Now, both full-time and part-time Starbucks employees can receive a … Read more

UA Online to offer 21 new undergrad degrees

The University of Arizona has launched a new online educational platform where students choose from 21  undergraduate degrees under the new UA Online campus. “We are thrilled that prospective students — from busy professionals advancing their careers and parents returning to the workforce to active military and veterans, community-college transfer students and others — can … Read more

Beamz featured in National Geographic Kids' Top 5 Smart Toys

In the December 2014/January 2015 Issue of National Geographic Kids, 5 Smart Toys are featured and Scottsdale’s Beamz Interactive, a leading developer of state-of-the-art interactive music products, was identified as a gadget that uses cool science to bring great experiences to kids. The technology and science used in the Beamz laser controller enables kids to … Read more