Mesa startup Desert Valley Tech awarded NSF SBIR grant for mobile blood banking system

SBIR grant

Mesa-based Desert Valley Tech was awarded a competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to fund research and development of a smart container for use in cold blood storage and transport in extreme environments. The company, founded in 2018, began after a chance meeting between co-founders Travis Witzke and Burt Skiba. … Read more

ASU PhD student receives NASA grant

PhD student

Kevin Trinh, a PhD student at Arizona State University, was awarded the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) grant earlier this month. This award will give Trinh and his PhD advisor, Joe O’Rourke, an assistant professor at ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, $135,000 over three years.  FINESST, established … Read more

Kingman High School robotics team wins $5,000 from The Chrysler Foundation

Kingman High School’s Bionic Bulldogs robotics team just landed a sweet score from The Chrysler Foundation after receiving $5,000 to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge. [youtube]http://youtu.be/IppTdkRcoXs [/youtube] Imagine an event that combines frisbee chucking robots and learning about mechanics and engineering and you have the FIRST events. Sounds pretty epic, … Read more