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GCOI Teacher of the Year and Future Innovator of the Year ACESA Education
GCOI Teacher of the Year and Future Innovator of the Year ACESA Education
Posted by kevinkilzer about 2 months ago  (9/12/2020 2:43 PM)

All GCOI Teacher-of-the-Year and Future-Innovator-of-the-Year award recipients are listed here.

Legend:

S: Future Innovator (student) award winner

S-HM: Future Innovator (student) honorable mention

T: Teacher award winner

T-HM: Teacher honorable mention

S/T/HM

School

Person

Grade

Category

Project Title

2020

T

Arizona College Prep-Erie,
Chandler, AZ

Rachna Nath

---

---

---

T-HM

Harvest Preparatory Academy,
Yuma, AZ

Alfred S. Santos

---

---

---

S

Sonoran Science Academy Tucson

Saffeyya-Grace Ibrahim

10

Microbiology

Examining Antibacterial Properties of Native American Medicinal Plant Extracts Against Streptococcus pyogenes ATCC 19615

S

BASIS Scottsdale

Viraj Mehta

12

Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

GLIA-Deep: Glioblastoma Image Analysis using Deep Learning Convolutional Neural Networks to Accurately Classify Gene Methylation and Predict Drug Effectiveness

S

Willcox High School

Dakota Finley

12

Environmental Engineering Recycling/ Waste Managment

Plasphalt Phase II

S

Hamilton High School

Abby Liu

12

Biomedical & Health Sciences

Identifying Key Pathways/Mechanisms for the Generation of Pancreatic Beta Cells by Transdifferentiation of Acinar Cell

S-HM

Tucson High Magnet School

Sadie Smith

12

Environmental Engineering

Investigating the efficacy of the gut biome of Tenebrio molitor and Zophobas morio in the biodegradation of polystyrene

S-HM

Hamilton High School

Viveka Chinnasamy,
Amy Wang,
Shreya Tripathi

11

Earth & Environmental Science

The Optimization of Lead Absorption in Contaminated Water Through Anhydro Galacturonic Acids in Various Citrus Peels

2019

T

Red Mountain HS, Mesa

Katy Gazda

---

---

---

T-HM

Sonoran Science Academy,
Davis-Monthan

Oguz Guvenc

---

---

---

S

Basis Chandler

Ella Wang

10

Plant Sciences

Soybean curd

S

Tanque Verde Tucson

Emily Ingatoff

10

Earth & Environ Sciences

Marine microplastics

S

Navaho Prep

Sky Harper

11

Chemistry

Artifical Synthesis of Sugars

S

Basis Scottsdale

Yutan Zhang

11

Engineering Mechanics

Large Subsonic Transport Aircraft

S-HM

Hamilton Chandler

Guan/Ramesh

11

Cell & Molecular Biology

Zileuton - Alzhimers

S-HM

Empire Corona

Matthew Fosdick

11

Chemistry

Cation Transport Membrane-solar

2018

T

Bagdad High School

Pradip Misra

---

---

---

T-HM

Red Mountain Mesa

Katy Gazda

---

---

---

T-HM

Empire Tucson

Hillary Stacey

---

---

---

S

Homeschool

Damian Galasso

9

Plant Sciences

Effects of organic plant extracts

S

Brophy Prep

Bryan Gopal

11

Mathamatical Sciences

Accelerator or machine learning

S

Liberty Peoria

Trevor Hale

12

Cell & Molecular Biology

Transgenic analysis of gld-1

S

Basha Chandler

Rohit Nandakumar

12

Cell & Molecular Biology

Machine learning model for protein

S-HM

Basha Chandler

Nikita Bharati

9

Chemistry

Optimizing algae biofuel production

S-HM

Basis Peoria

Sukesh Ram

11

Physics & Astronomy

Wet chemical etching

2017

T

Paradise Valley HS, Phoenix

Marni Landry

---

---

---

T-HM

Bagdad HS, Bagdad

Pradip Misra

---

---

---

S

Hamilton HS, Chandler

Somil Jain

Sachin Jaishankar

12

Biochemistry

Developing a Nanoscale DLD Array Using Immunosignature-Derived Aptamers to Effectively Separate and Analyze Tumor Exosomes

S

Galasso Homschool, Tucson

Joseph Galasso

11

Environmental Sciences

A Novel Cost-Effective Water Filtration and Desalination Technique Based on Biodegradable Superabsorbent Polymers

S

Basis HS, Peoria

Seoyoon Kim

11

Medicine & Health Sciences

Role in ING4 in the estrogen response of ER+breast cancer

S

Basis HS, Scottsdale

Vilina Mehta

11

Medicine & Health Sciences

A Novel MicroRNA-Targeted Approach to Overcoming Drug Resistance and Advancing Therapeutic Strategies for Glioblastoma Multiforme

S-HM

Empire HS, Tucson

Ava Christensen

10

Environmental Sciences

The Effect of Nepeta Cataria of Mosquito Larvae Development

S-HM

Tombstone HS, Tombstone

Heaven May Murphy

10

Engineering (M&B)

A New Solution to Prevent Deaths of Animals or Humans Left in Unattended Vehicles - Phase II

2016

T

Coconino HS Flagstaff

Christine Sapio

---

---

---

T-HM

Paradise Valley HS

Marni Landry

---

---

---

T-HM

Bagdad HS

Pradip Misra

---

---

---

S

Sandra Day O'Connor HS

Kailash Raman

11

Chemistry

Facile Functionalization of Poly (p-phenylneoxide) via Azide-Alkyne "Click" Chemistry

S

Hamilton HS

Rahul Ramesh

11

Computer Science

Detection of Plasmodium Falciparum Parasites in Digitized Blood Samples

S

Desert Mountain HS

Aakanksha Saxena

11

Energy & Transportation

Detection of Secondary Phases in Iron Pyrite (FeS2) Semiconducting Thin Films

S

Az College Preparatory

McKenna Loop

12

Energy & Transportation

The Effect of the Algal Extraction Method on the Amount of Crude Lipid Recovered for Economically Feasible Biofuel Production

S-HM

Desert Vista HS

Simon Shen

12

Computer Science

Single-Cell Motion Characterization System - A New Automated Tool for High-Throughput Studies of Surface-Bound Bacgteria

S-HM

Hamilton HS

Akshata Rudrapatna

12

Engineering (M&B)

Applying Viral Nanoparticles in a Treatment Vector for Alzheimer's Disease Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations

2015

T

Fountain Hills, Fountain Hills

Paul McElligott

---

---

---

T-HM

Coconino, Flagstaff

Christine Sapio

---

---

---

T-HM

Bagdad, Bagdad

Pradip Misra

---

---

---

S

Paradise Valley, Phoenix

Alex Rossi

12

Biomed & Health SciencesDisease Treatment

Brain Tumor Treatment

S

Homeschool, Tucson

Claire Thai

9

Earth & Environ Science

Arsenic & Lead from Rice

S

Basis, Oro Valley

Jeremiah Pate

10

Engineering (E&M)

Aircraft Safety monitoring system

S

Hamilton, Chandler

Rebecca Jernigan

12

Microbiology

Protolytic enzymes-antivirals

S-HM

Hamilton, Chandler

Akshata Rudrapatna

11

Med & Health Sciences

Viral nanoparticles for Alzheimers

S-HM

Hamilton, Chandler

Ritika Bharati

10

Cell & Molecular Biology

Plant based steriods on cancer

2014

T

Pueblo Magnet, Tucson

Andrew Lettes

---

---

---

T-HM

Fountain Hills, Fountain Hills

Paul McElligott

---

---

---

T-HM

Skyline HS, Mesa

Michael Drobitzky

---

---

---

S

Corona del Sol, Chandler

Sarah Galvin

12

Engineering (E&M)

An Innovative Approach to Improve Spin Polarization in CozFeAlo.sSigt Thin Filmq for Spin Transport Electronics

S

University HS, Tucson

Rachel Done

12

Cellular& Molecular Biology

Expression and Purification of a Fusion Protein for Breast Cancer Drug Discovery

S

Basis, Scottsdale

Shrey Gupta

11

Computer Science

Advancing Cancer Research with an Integrated Repository and Search Engine for Gene Regulatory Networks

S

Tucson Magnet

Diego Aubert-Vasquez

11

Energy & Transportation

The effectsof bacteria isolated from waste water on sodium lactate microbial fuel cells

S-HM

Hamilton, Chandler

Dhruv Iyer

10

Engineering (E&M)

Devices for the Disabled

S-HM

Hamilton, Chandler

Rebecca Jernigan

11

Microbiology

Enzymes as Antivirals

2013

T

Basha, Chandler

Michael McElvy

---

---

---

T-HM

Saguaro, Scottsdale

Chris Brandt

---

---

---

T-HM

Pueblo Magnet, Tucson

Andrew Lettes

---

---

---

S

BASIS, Scottsdale

Anvita Gupta

Sejal Aggarwal

10

10

Medicine & Health Sciences

Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Drug Therapy Options

S

Tucson High Magnet, Tucson

Eric Epstein

12

Animal Science

Olfactory Discriminatin-European Honeybees

S

University, Tucson

Shelby Yuan

10

Engineering (E&M)

Preparation of Magnetic Nanovesicles

S

Chandler, Chandler

Manav Sevak

Tejas Dharmaraj

11

11

Cellular & Molecular Biology

Indicating Alzheimers, Preventing glail Scarring

S-HM

University, Tucson

Kelsey Barter

11

Biochemistry

Targeting Survivin as Potential Cancet Trerapeutic

S-HM

McClintock, Tempe

Soumoya Kambhamati

11

Computer Science

Social Network Analysis of SAT Phase Transition

2012

T

Buena, Sierra Viast

Sandra Trevino

---

---

---

T-HM

Saguaro, Scottsdale

Chris Brandt

---

---

---

T-HM

Tucson High Magnet, Tucson

Margaret Wilch

---

---

---

S

Brophy College Prep, Phoenix

Kapil Kanagal

11

Chemistry

Effect of Polymer Treatment on Cancerous Cells

S

Tucson High Magnet, Tucson

Ostin Zarse

11

Engineering (E&M)

Holographic Light Filtering

S

Xavier College Prep, Phoenix

Sarah Sakha

10

Bicrobiology

Effect of Spices on Microbal Activity

S

Empire, Tucson

Sirtaj Bir Singh

Sumedha Ravishankar

12

Plant Sciences

Wastewater for Biofuel Production

S-HM

Paragon Science Acad., Chandler

Nicolle Matthews

9

Engineering (E&M)

The Piezoelectric Effect

S-HM

McClintock, Tempe

Soumoya Kambhamati

Thompson Liu

10

11

Computer Science

Social Network Analysis of SAT Phase Transition

2011

T

Desert Vista, Phoenix

Birgit Musheno

---

---

---

T-HM

Fountain Hills, Fountain Hills

Paul McElligott

---

---

---

T-HM

Buena, Sierra Viast

Sandra Trevino

---

---

---

S

Brophy College Prep, Phoenix

Rajet Vatsa

9

Energy & Transportation

Biofuels Synthesis

S

Brophy College Prep, Phoenix

Aakash Jain

9

Microbiology

Garlic and E-coli

S

Tucson High Magnet, Tucson

Francisco Orozco

12

Microbiology

Fungi to Produce Fuel

S

Catalina Foothills, Tucson

Cory Owan

10

Energy & Transportation

Solar Collector Safety

S-HM

McClintock, Tempe

Soumya Kambhampati

9

Computer Science

SAT Problems

S-HM

Hamilton, Chandler

Colby Howell

12

Animal Science

Oxalic Acid on Bees

2010

T

Sonoran Sci. Acad., Tucson

Robert Hobbins

---

---

---

T-HM

Flowing Wells, Tucson

Anna Heyer

---

---

---

T-HM

Buena, Sierra Viast

Sandra Trevino

---

---

---

S

Highland, Gilbert

Scott Olson

12

Engineering-E&M

Fiber Optic Backlight System

S

Pusch Ridge Christian, Tuscon

Kurt Andres

11

Engineering-E&M

Mass Inbalance in Wind Turbines

S

Sonoran Sci. Acad., Tucson

Stan Palasek

9

Biochemistry

Heat Stress on Hexose Transport Rates

S

Hamilton, Chandler

Varum Ramesch

9

Computer Science

Hand Gesture Recognition

S-HM

Hamilton, Chandler

Shaina Hasan

12

Cellular & Molecular Bio

Brain Cancer

S-HM

Empire, Tucson

Sumedha Ravishankar

Sirtaj Bir Singh

10

10

Microbology

Spice & Extracts on Ground Beef

2009

T

Empire, Tucson

Michael Frank

---

---

---

T-HM

Rio Rico, Rio Rico

Teresa Potter

---

---

---

T-HM

Desert Vista, Phoenix

Birgit Musheno

---

---

---

S

Canyou del Oro, Tucson

Ebaa Al-Obeidi

11

Plant Science

Sonoran Solar Cells

S

Basha, Chandler

Scott Boisvert

10

Microbiology

Amphibian Pathogen

S

Corona del Sol, Tempe

Rahul Mitra

10

Engineering-Matl Sci

Lead/Gold Superconductivity

S

Tucson High Magnet, Tucson

Michael Wallace

11

Environmental Mgt

Polystyrene Degredation

S-HM

Corona del Sol, Tempe

Rizwan Ahmad

11

Engineering-Bio

Sweat Collection

S-HM

Tucson High Magnet, Tucson

Angela Schlegal

12

Plant Science

Enzyme Identification

 

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2020 Teacher and Future Innovators of the Year ACESA Education
2020 Teacher and Future Innovators of the Year ACESA Education
Posted by kevinkilzer about 2 months ago  (8/29/2020 7:53 AM)

The Arizona Council of Engineering and Scientific Associations (ACESA) announces selection of Student and Teacher Awards to be presented at the 2020 Governors Celebration of Innovation (GCOI).

Future Innovator of the Year Award:

  • Saffeyya-Grace Ibrahim, Sonoran Science Academy, Tucson, AZ
  • Viraj Mehta, BASIS Scottsdale, AZ
  • Dakota Finley, Wilcox High School, Wilcox, AZ
  • Abby Liu, Hamilton High School, Chandler, AZ

Future Innovator of the Year Honorable Mention Award:

  • Sadie Smith, Tucson High Magnet School, Tucson, AZ
  • Viveka Chinnasamy, Amy Wang, and Shreya Tripathi, Hamilton High School, Chandler, AZ

Teacher of the Year Award:

  • Rachna Nath, Arizona College Prep-Erie, Chandler, AZ

Teacher of the Year Honorable Mention Award:

  • Alfred S. Santos, Harvest Preparatory Academy, Yuma, AZ

 

GCOI, under the auspices of the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority has become the premier technology community gathering of its kind in Arizona. For 2020, the awards ceremony will take place virtually (date and time to be announced).

Information about this and past years' winners is available on ACESA.org.

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Nominations now open for the 2020 Teacher of the Year Award ACESA Education
Nominations now open for the 2020 Teacher of the Year Award ACESA Education
Posted by kevinkilzer about 4 months ago  (7/13/2020 7:52 PM)

Each year, the Arizona Technology Council (AzTechCouncil) and the Arizona Commerce Authority present the Teacher of the Year award to Arizona’s top STEM or CTE teacher. The presentation will take place at the annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) awards ceremony along with awards honoring Arizona’s top students and technology companies.

One top award winner and up to two honorable mentions are selected from all nominee entries, to receive a cash award and the opportunity to share their personal teaching experiences at the GCOI awards ceremony. Judges review several different professional areas, including education and experience, classroom techniques and success, and mentoring and extracurricular activities addressing both students and other teachers.

Additional contest details are provided at ACESA.org.

Part I of the application packet:
download here (pdf).

Parts II and III nomination entry forms:
download here (pdf).

Fill out Parts II and III (pdf) as directed by Part I (pdf) and send the completed entry to:

toy@acesa.org
Deadline: Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

 

 Follow this link to see previous GCOI winners and runners-up.

The Teacher of the Year award is presented concurrently with
the Future Innovator of the Year award for students.

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GCOI's Arizona Teacher of the Year ACESA Education
GCOI's Arizona Teacher of the Year ACESA Education
Posted by kevinkilzer about 7 months ago  (4/11/2020 7:11 AM)

Honoring a Teacher of the Year (AzTOY) has been part of the Arizona landscape for many years, and in the early 2000's the Arizona Technology Council under the leadership of Steve Zylstra, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority headed by Sandra Watson, incorporated this award program into their annual technology awards showcase. The Teacher of the Year award winners represent the best of the best of Arizona educators in STEM and CTE curriculum.

Characteristics of an AzTOY

Teachers are the lifeblood of a student’s education. A good teacher can make a world of difference in a student’s life, impacting everything from their classroom learning to their long-term success. A successful teacher will show excellence not only in the classroom, but also as a mentor for both students and professional colleagues. From a student perspective, one study identified the following qualities of a teacher:

  1. the ability to develop relationships with their students,
  2. having a patient, caring and kind personality,
  3. possessing knowledge of learners,
  4. dedication to teaching, and
  5. the ability to engage students in learning.

Additional skills that previous awardees have demonstrated are:

  1. connecting students with outside professionals,
  2. motivation to participate in science fairs,
  3. extracurricular projects and clubs, and
  4. leading professional development of colleagues.

The Competition

AzTOY is a self-nominated competition held annually to identify Arizona's top STEM and CTE teacher(s), and honorees are recognized during the Governor's Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) showcase. The showcase also recognizes Arizona's Future Innovator(s) of the Year (FIOY) selected from the state's top STEM students. Award adjudication is conducted by ACESA.

The competition is open to all Arizona High School teachers of STEM, CTE or Technology related subjects. Some recent AzTOY and FIOY winners are listed at ACESA.org.

Judges from several different professional areas review the AzTOY applications which cover many performance areas including classroom techniques and success, and mentoring and extracurricular activities for both teachers and students. Winner recognition takes place at the annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) awards ceremony alongside other awards honoring Arizona’s top STEM students, technology companies and technology leaders.

General Rules

  1. Application requirements are published each year by the judging committee, along with specific rules for that year.
  2. An entry consists of a written response to the published questions, not to exceed four (4) pages, with specific formatting requirements, submitted by email as .doc or .pdf file attachments.
  3. An applicant must have taught for at least three consecutive years in Arizona, including the current year.
  4. Previous Honorable Mentions may apply with updated information; previous winners may submit an application on or after the fifth anniversary of having received the award.

The entry deadline for the year is determined by the judging committee and published with the official competition announcement; the committee may extend the deadline if deemed necessary.

The Awards

Besides the fame and notoriety of being selected as GCOI's Teacher of the Year, the successful candidate will:

  • receive $1,500,
  • be the subject of a video describing your teaching methods and philosophies,
  • receive complementary admission for four to GCOI, and
  • be asked to present a display board at GCOI describing your teaching style.

Up to two Honorable Mentions may also be awarded, and each will:

  • receive $500,
  • receive complementary admission for four to GCOI, and
  • be asked to present a display board at GCOI describing your teaching style.

Besides the AzTOY and the top students honored for FIOY, GCOI hosts displays by Arizona's most innovative business leaders. It is a good opportunity to see and be seen by STEM professionals from across Arizona.

Competition Hosts

AzTOY is hosted by the Arizona Technology Council in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Financial sponsorship for AzTOY is provided by American Express and for FIOY by Honeywell. The award program is adjudicated by the Arizona Council of Scientific and Engineering Associations (ACESA) with the aid of local STEM professionals.

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2019-2020 Dates to Remember ACESA Education
2019-2020 Dates to Remember ACESA Education
Posted by kevinkilzer about a year ago  (5/18/2019 7:19 AM)

2019-2020 STEM in the Phoenix valley and throughout Arizona

2019-2020 Dates to Remember

Arizona Council of Engineering and Scientific Associations (ACESA)

Visit us on http://acesa.org

 

 

National Engineers Week – February 16-22, 2020
Girl Day - February 20, 2020 (Thursday)

http://www.discovere.org/our-programs/engineers-week

 

Engineers Day at Arizona Science Center – tbd, 2020

https://azscience.org, http:www.eweek.org

 

Mesa Public Schools Science & Engineering Fair – (not yet announced) Feb., 2020.

http://www.mpsaz.org/ssrc/science/secondary/sciexpo/

 

Arizona Science Olympiad

Division B Regionals

  • Southern – (not yet announced) February, 2020, Desert Sky Middle School, Tucson, AZ
  • Northern – (not yet announced) February, 2020, Rainbow Valley Elementary School, Buckeye, AZ

Arizona State Tournament, (not yet announced) March, 2020, Div. B & Div. C

http://www.azscienceolympiad.org/

 

Arizona SciTech Festival 7th Season – February 1 thru March 31, 2018

Kick-off Conference tbd 2019 -- Mesa Arts Center 7:45am-4pm

https://scitechinstitute.org/events, http://azscitech.com

 

Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Fair (SARSEF) – tbd 2020

Judging of projects – 
Public viewing - 
Awards - 

https://sarsef.org

 

Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) – (not yet announced) April, 2020

Judging of projects – 

https://www.azscience.org/events-programs/arizona-science-engineering-fair/about/

 

Sierra Vista Science and Engineering Fair (YES Fair) – (not yet announced) February, 2020

Judging of projects – 

https://www.yesfair.com/

 

Arizona Junior Science and Humanities Symposium – (not yet announced) March, 2020

Judging of projects – March 2020

http://azjshs.org

 

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) – tbd

https://student.societyforscience.org

 

ASU Events (not yet announced) 

 

Arizona Science Teachers Association (ASTA) Annual Conference – November 7-8, 2019

Challenger Space Center of Arizona

https://www.azsta.org

 

Governor’s Celebration of Innovation – November tbd, 2019

Location tbd

https://www.aztechcouncil.org/annual-events/
https://www.aztechcouncil.org/phoenix-events/
https://www.aztechcouncil.org/tucson-events/
https://www.aztechcouncil.org/community-events/

 

Future City Competition Finals – February 19, 2020
Regional competitions -- January 2020

https://futurecity.org/arizona

 

MathCounts –

Central AZ Chapter (not yet announced) January/February, 2020

Papago Chapter – (not yet announced) January/February, 2020

https://www.mathcounts.org/dates-locations-and-coordinators

 

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RISE Life Long Learning ACESA Education
RISE Life Long Learning ACESA Education
Posted by kevinkilzer about 2 years ago  (11/23/2018 9:22 AM)

RISE is seeking STEM presenters for their winter term, 2019 (January - March)

RISE Life Long Learning is a service of Rio Salado College in Surprise, AZ.

Our winter term starts on January 7 and ends on March 1.  We organize short, 2-hour presentations for our members to keep their minds working and social skills sharp.  We still have the following dates available:

 

Open Dates and Times for RISE Winter 2019

 

Mondays: 

No dates/times available

(Monday, January 21 and Monday February 18 are holidays and RISE/Rio is closed.)

 

Tuesdays:

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

January 29

 

1 – 3 p.m.

January 29

 

Wednesdays:

1 – 3 p.m.

February 27

 

Thursdays:

1 - 3 p.m.

January 10

January 24

January 31

 

Fridays: 

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

January 11

January 18

February 1

February 8

 

1 - 3 p.m.

January 11

January 18

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

March 1

(No classes February 22 – RISE Membership Meeting

Your help will be greatly appreciated.  Let me know if you have any questions about RISE.  Thank you!

Becky Schroeder
RISE Coordinator
rebecca.schroeder@riosalado.edu
Hours (These days/hours may vary.):
Mon.-Fri, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
480.377.4262
RISE Learning for Life
Rio Salado College, Surprise
12535 West Smokey Drive
Surprise, AZ   85378
www.riselearning.org
Facebook:  Rise Learning for Life

 

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Engineering Is Big In AZ!! ACESA Education
Engineering Is Big In AZ!! ACESA Education
Posted by kevinkilzer about 2 years ago  (4/1/2018 5:58 PM)

The Phoenix Business Journal has compiled some statistics on the local Engineering economy.

PhxBusJournal Engineering Careers 2018

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Robotic Arm Built by Teen Engineers Saved Puppy Trapped in Well ACESA Professional
Robotic Arm Built by Teen Engineers Saved Puppy Trapped in Well ACESA Professional
Posted by kevinkilzer about 3 years ago  (2/26/2017 9:45 PM)

Thanks to the noble efforts of firefighters, miners, and a high school robotics team, a four-month-old puppy was rescued from a well in Istanbul, Turkey last Wednesday.

The Kangal puppy was found in a 230-foot well that was located in forested area after 10 days of entrapment. The puppy was given the Turkish nicknamed “Kuyu” by locals, which translates to “Well” in English. Even though it took a team effort to save the confined canine, the daring rescue wouldn't have been possible without the assistance of the robotics team at Istanbul’s Bahcesehir High School For Science & Technology.

According to the on-site team reported by the HuffPost, “The workers would not have been able to rescue the dog without the help of the robotic arm. Their efforts were inhibited by the depth of the well. And the fact that they couldn’t dig a new hole because of concern it could cause the well to collapse entirely.”

See pictures and video at ECN magazine.

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ACESA site reboot ACESA Education
ACESA site reboot ACESA Education
Posted by kevinkilzer about 4 years ago  (11/7/2016 1:28 PM)

The ACESA website has been updated (as you no doubt have noted)!

All good things come to those that wait, and now the wait is over.  ACESA introduces a great destination for STEM and Education news in the Phoenix Valley and the state of Arizona.  For information on how your organization can become an ACESA member and contribute news and announcements, click on the Contact link at the top of the page and get in touch with an ACESA officer!

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