Curated by Mark Goldstein, International Research Center
Here’s April’s calendar of selected Arizona events of interest to the state’s technology and economic development communities, relaunched after a several-year hiatus. To subscribe or unsubscribe, please the Subscription Notice below.
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4/3/18 Arizona IT Symposium, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort, $250, https://www.arizonaitsymposium.com/
4/3/18 Phoenix Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany - Cyber Security Challenges Need a Global Approach with Quirin Blendl, Director of Cybersecurity and Digital Policy at VdTUV, 6:00-8:00 PM at Tomaso's on Camelback in Phoenix, $15, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyber-security-challenges-need-a-global-approach-a-phoenix-warburg-chapter-event-with-quirin-blendl-tickets-44340674150
4/4/18 Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI) - SBIR/STTR Arizona Regional Summit, 8:30 AM-6:30 PM at Arizona Center for Innovation in Tucson, $50/80, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-sbirsttr-az-summit-for-tech-innovators-entrepreneurs-university-researchers-tickets-43138891586
4/5/18 Arizona Technology Council’s (AZTC) Law & Technology Committee - Blockchain Q&A Luncheon, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite in Phoenix, Free/$15, https://www.aztechcouncil.org/event/blockchain-qa-presented-by-the-aztc-law-technology-committee/
4/5/18 Pacific Office Automation/Trans-West Network Solutions Open House Event 3:00-7:00 PM at 4501 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85008, https://www.facebook.com/events/163325357797572/ & https://www.eventinterface.info/PacificOffice/
4/5/18 Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA) - TIM Awards Recognizing Digital Marketing Professionals & Their Successful Digital Marketing Campaigns & Innovation, 6:00-9:00 PM at FOUND:RE in Phoenix, https://joinazima.org/events/2018-tim-awards/
4/6/18 Arizona State University’s (ASU) Health Entrepreneur Accelerator Lab (HEALab) & Systems Imagination, Inc.- Artificial Intelligence: On the Edge of Health Innovation Event, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM at the A.E. England Building, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, $15, https://engage.asu.edu/s/lt-event?site=a0J0M00000Bj1SjUAJ&id=a0z0M0000048bVZQAY
4/6-7/18 Seed Spot - 2-Day Launch Camp at Seed Spot in Phoenix, https://seedspot.org/communities/launch-camp-phoenix-april2018/
Seed Spot Launch Camp Pitch Night, 7:00-8:30 PM
4/8-10/18 Arizona Transit Association (AzTA) & Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) - Arizona’s 31st Annual Transit Conference at Tucson University Park Hotel in Tucson, $395, https://www.azta.org/conference/overview/arizonas-31st-annual-transit-conference
4/9/18 Arizona State Capitol Chapter of NIGP - Reverse Vendor Trade Show with the opportunity to meet with Procurement Professionals from local public agencies, 1:00-4:30 PM at the Mesa Convention Center, Free, https://www.aznigp.org/insidepages/events/?eventid=EDC6BF3A-5056-8960-3E50-13C83B45551D
4/9/18 Space Frontier Foundation - Spaceships, Satellites, and Startups, 5:30-7:30 PM at ASU Tempe, Free, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spaceships-satellites-and-startups-tickets-44247923731
4/10/18 Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Arizona - Breakfast featuring M&A/Private Equity Panel Discussion, 7:00-9:00 AM at the Arizona Biltmore, https://www.acg.org/arizona/events/april-2018-acg-arizona-breakfast-featuring-maprivate-equity-panel-discussion
4/10/18 ASU Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology - STEM Equity Exchange: Feminist Epistemologies & Methodologies in this Digital Age, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at ASU Tempe Campus, https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=328470
4/10/18 Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) - CEI Design Days where Entrepreneurs, Inventors & Makers can schedule a free meeting with an engineer in product design, electrical engineering or software development, 1:00-4:00 PM at CEI in Phoenix, http://info.ceigateway.com/design-days
4/10-13/18 ACT-W National - Women in Tech Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center, $195-495, http://www.act-w.org/
4/11/18 Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Environmental Issues Breakfast, 7:00-9:00 AM at Doubletree Phoenix Tempe, $40/55, http://azchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/environmental-issues-breakfast-april-11-2018-235536
4/11/18 Canyon Angels - Angel Investing Seminar, 2:00-3:30 PM at Grand Canyon University (GCU) in Phoenix, Free, http://www.canyonangels.org/
4/11/18 IEEE Computer Society Phoenix - Artificial Intelligence: An Overview with Dr. Brad Morantz, Cognitive Decisions, 6:00 PM at DeVry University in Phoenix, Free, http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/phoenix/compsociety/
4/11-15/18 Maricopa County Fair at the Arizona Exposition & State Fairgrounds, http://www.maricopacountyfair.org/
4/12/18 Phoenix Business Journal - Outstanding Women in Business, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, $100, https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/event/161749/2018/outstanding-women-in-business
4/12/18 Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry & America Succeeds - Arizona Rising in the Age of Agility Summit addressing the misalignment between the teaching and learning in today’s schools and the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to succeed in the modern workplace, 9:00 AM-1:30 PM at Hotel Palomar in Phoenix, http://azchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/arizona-rising-in-the-age-of-agility-235533
4/12/18 Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) & PhoenixNAP Data Center - Blockchain Basics Lunch & Learn with Jay Carpenter, Desert Blockchain, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM at PhoenixNAP Data Center in Phoenix, Free, https://www.aztechcouncil.org/event/lunch-learn-with-desert-blockchain-blockchain-basics/
4/12/18 American Marketing Association (AMA) Phoenix - Change How You Look at Your Digital Strategy: Google Insider Tips on AdWords + Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) with Matt O’Brien, MINT Social, 3:00-5:00 PM at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse in Scottsdale, $15-35, http://amaphoenix.org/event/google-insider-tips-adwords-accelerated-mobile-pages-amp/
4/12/18 Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce - Business Showcase & Evening Mixer, 4:30-7:00 PM at DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix North, Free, https://business.phoenixchamber.com/events/details/business-showcase-evening-mixer-4920
4/13/18 Arizona Technology in Education Association (AzTEA) & Arizona School Administrators - IT and C&I Leadership Symposium: Strengthening the Connections Between Teaching, Learning and IT, 8:00 AM-3:30 PM at The Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix, $125, http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nh997tjab&oeidk=a07ef0d33cb9e28ee67
4/13/18 Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) & University of Arizona - After5 Tech Mixer at Kitt Peak National Observatory for an astronomer-guided stargazing exploration, 3:15 PM meet for transport bus pickup in Tucson, $25/$50, https://www.aztechcouncil.org/event/kitt-peak-national-observatory-tour/
4/14/18 March for Science Phoenix, Rally at 10:00 AM & March at 11:00 AM in Downtown Phoenix, http://phxmarchforscience.com/
4/16-18/18 ASU + GSV Summit: The Future of Talent Transcending Work, Transforming Education in San Diego, CA, $2695, https://www.asugsvsummit.com/
4/17/18 Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce - Valley Voices presents "Activating Community Engagement" featuring Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, 9:00-10:30 AM at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, $35/75, https://business.phoenixchamber.com/events/details/valley-voices-presents-activating-community-engagement-featuring-phoenix-police-chief-jeri-williams-04-17-2018-4716
4/17/18 Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) - Arizona Women in Business & Leadership Lunch & Learn with Laurie Battaglia, Aligned at Work, 11:30 AM-2:00 PM at The Gladly in Phoenix, $55, https://www.acg.org/arizona
4/18/18 Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce - Economic Development Insider Series with Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), 8:00-9:30 AM at Fennemore Craig in Phoenix, $25/95, https://business.phoenixchamber.com/events/details/economic-development-insider-series-april-4922
4/18/18 ASU College of Law - Blockchain Speaker Series: Legal Practitioners, 12:00-1:30 PM at ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus, Free (lunch provided, CLE credit available), https://asulawcle.com/product/legal-practitioners/
4/19/18 Phoenix Entrepreneurship Roundtable - Monthly lunch group to help you start and grow your business and network with other entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, 12:00 PM at DeSoto Market in Phoenix, https://www.facebook.com/groups/589500344571569/
4/19/18 Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) & TEKsystems/Aerotek - VIP Networking Tech Mixer Event, 5:00-7:00 PM at MOXY Tempe, Free/$25, https://www.aztechcouncil.org/event/2nd-quarter-vip-tech-mixer-2/
4/19/18 Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA) - Under Think It: Innovation & Startup Planning, 6:00-8:30 PM at Hilton Scottsdale Resort, https://joinazima.org/events/think-innovation-startup-planning/
4/20/18 Global Chamber Phoenix - Business Opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) Globinar, 7:45-9:15 AM at ASU SkySong in Scottsdale, Free/$30, https://members.globalchamber.org/events/business-opportunities-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-region-mena
4/21/18 Arizona State University (ASU) Center for the Study of Race and Democracy - Delivering Democracy Lecture with Van Jones, civil rights activist, social entrepreneur, author, former Obama White House advisor, and CNN commentator and host of “The Van Jones Show," 4:00 PM at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix, Free, https://csrd.asu.edu/DeliveringDemocracy
4/21/18 IEEE Phoenix Section - Annual Awards Banquet, 5:00-10:00 PM at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, http://sites.ieee.org/phoenix/
4/22-24/18 National Science Foundation (NSF) - Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC) Semi-Annual Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Free, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-2018-nsf-cac-industry-advisory-board-meeting-tickets-43010601868
4/25/18 The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute & Hospice of the Valley - Legacy Luncheon with Laura Bush, Former First Lady of the U.S., 12:00 PM at the Arizona Biltmore, $250, http://www.legacyluncheon.org/
4/26/18 Joint Planning Advisory Council - Sun Corridor Edge 2018 economic development for the global economy, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, http://www.jpacaz.org/#sc-edge
4/26/18 Arizona BioIndustry Association (AZBio) - Spring Reception at the Medtronic Tempe Campus, 5:30-7:30 PM, Free, https://www.azbio.org/events/azbio-spring-reception-at-the-medtronic-tempe-campus
4/27/18 Global Chamber Tucson - Grow Globally Fair Tucson, 3:00-5:00 PM at National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade in Tucson, Free/$20, https://tucson.globalchamber.org/events/tus-grow-globally-fair-tucson
4/28/18 Desert Blockchain Meetup - Arizona Blockathon Invitational, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM at Grand Canyon University, Free, https://www.meetup.com/Desert-Blockchain/events/247633793/
4/29/18 TGen - 8th Annual Fitness for the Cure for cancer research fundraising, 7:00 AM-7:00 PM, https://www.tgen.org/giving/events/8th-annual-fitness-for-the-cure/
5/2-3/18 U.S. DOC Bureau of Industry and Security & Arizona District Export Council - Complying with U.S. Export Controls Seminar at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort, $595, https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2269331%20
5/3/18 Phoenix Business Journal - Outstanding Women in Business, 7:00-10:00 AM at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort, $100, https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/event/161756/2018/healthiest-employers
5/3/18 Arizona Technology Council (AZTC), Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) & Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA)/Arizona InfraGard - Cybersecurity Summit 2018, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort, $50-75, https://www.aztechcouncil.org/event/2018-cybersecurity-summit/
5/9/18 Snell & Wilmer - Blockchain and Digital Currency: A Look at the Legal Issues, 4:00-6:30 PM at Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, Free, RSVP to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
5/10/18 American Marketing Association (AMA) Phoenix - Spectrum Awards 2018, 5:00-9:30 PM at Sun Studios of Arizona in Tempe, $60-85, http://amaphoenix.org/event/2018-spectrum-awards/
5/10/18 Phoenix Business Journal - Arizona Top Tech Exec Awards, 5:30-8:30 PM at the Phoenix Art Museum, $100, https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/event/161757/2018/az-top-tech-exec-awards
5/11-13/18 Arcosanti - FORM Creative Retreat & Festival at Arcosanti site, https://experienceform.com/
5/15/18 Global Chamber Phoenix - NAFTA Update for Your Business Globinar, 7:45-9:15 AM at ASU SkySong in Scottsdale, Free/$30, https://members.globalchamber.org/events/nafta-and-other-trade-agreements-update
5/15/18 Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) & Small Business Administration (SBA) - 25th Annual Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon (EBAL), 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort, http://www.asba.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1089245&group
5/15-16/18 Government Technology - Arizona Digital Government Summit 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Free for public sector employees, http://www.govtech.com/events/Arizona-Digital-Government-Summit.html
5/16-18/18 ASU College of Law - Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science (GETS): Law, Policy and Ethics Conference at ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus, Free, http://events.asucollegeoflaw.com/gets/
5/17/18 Global Chamber Phoenix - Getting Your Global Business Ready for GDPR Globinar, 7:45-9:15 AM at Posilnelli in Phoenix, Free/$30, https://members.globalchamber.org/events/getting-your-global-business-ready-for-gdpr
5/17/18 Black Dog Venture Partners & Hool Coury Law - Phoenix Investor Roundtable, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM at University of Advancing Technology (UAT) in Tempe, $99/129, http://www.fundingpost.com/breakfast/reg1.asp?event=384
5/17/18 Phoenix Entrepreneurship Roundtable - Monthly lunch group to help you start and grow your business and network with other entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, 12:00 PM at DeSoto Market in Phoenix, https://www.facebook.com/groups/589500344571569/
5/17/18 Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA) - The Future of Content Marketing, 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Scottsdale Resort, https://joinazima.org/events/future-content-marketing/
5/20-23/18 Experian - Vision 2018 at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, http://www.experian.com/vision/vision2018/vision-home.html
5/21-23/18 MDSL Connections Conference 2018 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Free, https://info.mdsl.com/scottsdale-register
5/21-23/18 Digiday - Video Anywhere Summit at The Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, $2895, https://digiday.com/event/digiday-video-anywhere-summit-may-2018/
5/24-27/18 Phoenix Comic Fest at the Phoenix Convention Center, https://phoenixcomicfest.com/
5/29-6/1/18 Arizona Women in Higher Education (AWHE) - Transcending Barriers: Embracing Opportunities for Change Conference at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, http://www7.nau.edu/edsup/awhe/conference.aspx
5/30-6/1/18 ASU Global Pathways Institute - Western Pathways Conference at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, $395, https://www.westernpathways.com/
6/4-7/18 Mentor Graphics - Mentor Connection (Part of Siemens PLM Connection) at the Phoenix Convention Center, https://www.mentor.com/events/plm
6/6/18 U of A Eller College of Management Economic and Business Research Center - Breakfast with the Economists at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, https://www.azeconomy.org/
6/7-9/18 Arizona Bankers Association - Annual Convention at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, https://azbankers.org/
6/13/18 IEEE Computer Society Phoenix - Chapter Meeting (Program TBD), 6:00 PM at DeVry University in Phoenix, Free, http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/phoenix/compsociety/
6/15/18 F2F Events - Interface Phoenix 2018, 8:30 AM-4:45 PM at Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Free, http://f2fevents.com/event/phx18/
6/21/18 Phoenix Entrepreneurship Roundtable - Monthly lunch group to help you start and grow your business and network with other entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, 12:00 PM at DeSoto Market in Phoenix, https://www.facebook.com/groups/589500344571569/
6/21/18 Arizona Technology Council (AZTC), Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) & RevAZ - Aerospace, Aviation, Defense + Manufacturing Conference, 12:30-6:00 PM at ASU SkySong in Scottsdale, https://www.aztechcouncil.org/event/2018aero/
6/21/18 Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA) - Email Marketing Roundup: Tactics, Metrics and Best Practices, 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Scottsdale Resort, https://joinazima.org/events/email-marketing-roundup-tactics-metrics-best-practices/
7/19/18 Phoenix Entrepreneurship Roundtable - Monthly lunch group to help you start and grow your business and network with other entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, 12:00 PM at DeSoto Market in Phoenix, https://www.facebook.com/groups/589500344571569/
7/19/18 Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA) - Progressive Web Applications: The Changing Role of Web Sites, 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Scottsdale Resort, https://joinazima.org/events/progressive-web-applications-changing-role-web-sites/
8/8/18 IEEE Computer Society Phoenix - Chapter Meeting (Program TBD), 6:00 PM at DeVry University in Phoenix, Free, http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/phoenix/compsociety/
8/16/18 Phoenix Entrepreneurship Roundtable - Monthly lunch group to help you start and grow your business and network with other entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, 12:00 PM at DeSoto Market in Phoenix, https://www.facebook.com/groups/589500344571569/
8/16/18 Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA) - The Power of Video: Opportunities for Impact, 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Scottsdale Resort, https://joinazima.org/events/power-video-opportunities-impact/
8/20-21/18 Arizona Manufacturers Council & Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Environmental and Sustainability Summit at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center, https://azchamber.com/
9/20/18 Phoenix Entrepreneurship Roundtable - Monthly lunch group to help you start and grow your business and network with other entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, 12:00 PM at DeSoto Market in Phoenix, https://www.facebook.com/groups/589500344571569/
9/20/18 Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA) - Digital Media Trends: Maximizing Return on Ad Spend, 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Scottsdale Resort, https://joinazima.org/events/digital-media-trends-maximizing-return-ad-spend/
10/3/18 Arizona Bioindustry Association - AZBio Awards, 3:00-8:00 PM at the Phoenix Convention Center, $50-200, https://www.azbio.org/azbioawards2018
10/4/18 Arizona Bioindustry Association - White Hat Life Science Investors Conference, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM at the Phoenix Convention Center, https://www.azbio.org/white-hat-investors-2018
10/4-6/18 ASU Beus Center for Law and Society - Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference: Governance and Innovation in STEM at ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus, $150-450, https://cgest.asu.edu/2018conference
10/10/18 IEEE Computer Society Phoenix - Chapter Meeting (Program TBD), 6:00 PM at DeVry University in Phoenix, Free, http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/phoenix/compsociety/
10/18/18 Phoenix Entrepreneurship Roundtable - Monthly lunch group to help you start and grow your business and network with other entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, 12:00 PM at DeSoto Market in Phoenix, https://www.facebook.com/groups/589500344571569/
10/18/18 Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA) - SEMPO Cities: 2018 State of Search, 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Scottsdale Resort, https://joinazima.org/events/sempo-cities-2018-state-search/
11/15/18 Phoenix Entrepreneurship Roundtable - Monthly lunch group to help you start and grow your business and network with other entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, 12:00 PM at DeSoto Market in Phoenix, https://www.facebook.com/groups/589500344571569/
11/15/18 Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA) - Scaling Innovation: Marketing, Technology and Focus, 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Scottsdale Resort, https://joinazima.org/events/scaling-innovation-marketing-technology-focus/
12/12/18 IEEE Computer Society Phoenix - Fourth Annual Internet of Things Innovations & Megatrends Update with Mark Goldstein, International Research Center, 6:00 PM at DeVry University in Phoenix, Free, http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/phoenix/compsociety/
12/13/18 Arizona Bioindustry Association - AZBio Trailblazers Awards, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at the Phoenix Country Club, https://www.azbio.org/
12/20/18 Phoenix Entrepreneurship Roundtable - Monthly lunch group to help you start and grow your business and network with other entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, 12:00 PM at DeSoto Market in Phoenix, https://www.facebook.com/groups/589500344571569/
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Arizona Fintech Policy and Ecosystem Briefing - http://bit.ly/2CnUnHo
Emerging Information Technology Innovations & Trends - http://bit.ly/2juDS4q
Internet of Things Innovations & Megatrends Update - http://bit.ly/2ls7AnN
Big Data for IoT: Analytics from Descriptive to Predictive to Prescriptive - http://bit.ly/2iH7nfh
Global Future of Water - http://bit.ly/2hqqRnS
Sustainability Partners Sustainability as a Service (SaaS) Overview - http://bit.ly/2EkPlNm
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The Phoenix Business Journal has compiled some statistics on the local Engineering economy.
This is the current list of Arizona STEM happenings for 2018. Visit again for updates.
National Engineers Week – February 18-24, 2018
Engineers Day at Arizona Science Center – February 24, 2018
Mesa Public Schools Science & Engineering Fair – (not yet announced) Feb., 2018.
Arizona Science Olympiad
Division B Regionals
Arizona State Tournament, (not yet announced) March, 2018, Div. B & Div. C
Arizona SciTech Festival 7th Season – February 1 thru March 31, 2018
Kick-off Conference 31 August 2017 -- Mesa Arts Center 7:45am-4pm
Chief Science Officer 3rd Annual Summer Institute 18-21 July 2017 at GCU in Phoenix
Call for Jedi Mentors now open
Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Fair (SARSEF) – 12-14 April, 2018
Judging of projects – 12 April 2018
Public viewing - 13 April 2018
Awards - 14 April 2018
Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) – (not yet announced) April, 2018
Judging of projects – April, 2018
Sierra Vista Science and Engineering Fair (YES Fair) – (not yet announced) February, 2018
Judging of projects – February, 2018
Arizona Junior Science and Humanities Symposium – (not yet announced) March, 2018
Judging of projects – March 2018
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) – May 13 – 18, 2018, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
ASU Events (not yet announced)
Arizona Science Teachers Association (ASTA) Annual Conference – October 28, 2017
Casteel High /School, Chandler, AZ, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Governor’s Celebration of Innovation – November 2, 2017
Rawhide Events Center (new venue this year)
2017 Judging – June through August
Future City Competition Judging – (not yet announced) January, 2018
Models on display / preliminary judging for society awards – January, 2018
Central AZ Chapter (not yet announced) January/February, 2018
Papago Chapter – (not yet announced) January/February, 2018
Annual Sacaton Robotics (previously Gila River Community Science & Engineering Fair)
Not yet announced
The Arizona Council of Engineering and Scientific Associations (ACESA) announces selection of Student and Teacher Awards to be presented at the Governors Celebration of Innovation (GCOI).
Future Innovator of the Year Award:
Future Innovator of the Year Honorable Mention Award:
Teacher of the Year Award:
Teacher of the Year Honorable Mention Award:
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. This year the awards ceremony will take place at the Rawhide Events Center on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For additional information visit the GCOI website or the ACESA events listing.
SARSEF Student Wins Trip to Nobel Prize Awards in Stockholm, Sweden
Several Arizona Students Win Top Awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (May 19, 2017)
Los Angeles, CA (May 19, 2017)
Society for Science & the Public, in partnership with the Intel Foundation, announced Grand Awards of the Intel ISEF 2017. Student winners are ninth through twelfth graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2017 by winner a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.
Jeremiah Pate, of Oro Valley, AZ represented SARSEF (the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation) and won the following awards for his project curing Parkinson's disease using the body's own cellular defenses.
"Ameliorating Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation in Parkinson's Using Optimized Chaperones: An in silico Approach"
1. Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS (Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar) Award
The SIYSS is a week-long multi-disciplinary seminar highlighting some of the most remarkable achievements by young scientists from around the world.
The seminar is held in Stockholm, Sweden and includes an all-expenses paid trip featuring attendance at the Nobel Prize Awards
2. Intel ISEF Best of Category Award For the Best of Category winner, plus a grant will be given to the winners’ school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated Fair they represent which is SARSEF - the Southern Arizona Research Science and Engineering Foundation.
3. Intel ISEF First Place Award
4. University of Arizona Tuition Scholarship
Joseph Galasso, Galasso Homeschool, AZ, United States of America won the Intel ISEF Third Place Award
"A Novel, Cost-Effective Water Filtration and Desalination Technique Based on Biodegradable Superabsorbent Polymers"
Natalia Jacobson, Empire High School, AZ, United States of America
"The Effect of Nosema on the Honey Bee's Brain"
Amanda Minke, Immaculate Heart High School, AZ, United States of America
"A Novel, Cost-Effective Water Filtration and Desalination Technique Based on Biodegradable Superabsorbent Polymers"
TEAM Project (3 Members)
Jeremy Wang, Catalina Foothills High School, AZ
Meena Ravishankar, University High School, AZ
Vishakk Rajendran, BASIS Tucson North, AZ
"Developing a Novel 3D-Printed Solution to Aid Healing Fractured Wing Bones of Wild Birds"
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.
A First Lego League tournament was held at Hamilton High School (Chandler, AZ) on Saturday, December 17, 2016. There were 27 teams in the competition.
Some quick shots of the participants....
Participate as a Grand Award judge in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2017 in Los Angeles this May.
Judging activities will start in the afternoon of Tuesday, May 16 and occupy the entirety of Wednesday, May 17. The judge application site is now open for all qualified judges at:
If you haven’t judged in the last few years, you will be interested in some of the changes that have helped improve the judging experience and student awards outcome: The old manual “scan cards” are no more. In 2016 the Society for Science & the Public (SSP) introduced a new online score entry system which aided judge deliberations with increased speed and accuracy. Development of this system is continuing. Over the last two years entirely new caucus support software has been developed and continues to be enhanced. Student abstracts will be available for judge access online in advance of the Fair.
We need your service for a full, but rewarding, day and a fraction. All judges check in Tuesday, May 16, between noon and 5:00 pm where they will receive interview assignments and are then allowed into the Exhibit Hall to preview projects without students being present. In separate category-specific rooms, all judges meet over dinner for a training and question-answer period, followed by final project previewing. Interviews with the students will occupy all Wednesday morning and afternoon. Judges then caucus through dinner to determine award winners.
Your participation as a judge is critical to the success of Intel ISEF. Please help us by encouraging your colleagues to also volunteer as judges. Your efforts will be rewarded by your invaluable contribution to identifying the most promising young scientists and engineers in the world.
We hope that you will choose to accept our invitation.
Christopher M. Gould, Judging Chair, Intel ISEF 2017, ISEF@usc.edu
Lisa Icenroad, Intel ISEF Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
By its nature, the study of competitive robotics not only encompasses all four pillars of STEM education, but also encourages important life skills like teamwork, communication, and project-based organization. The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation exists to bring this exciting experience to students all over the globe through the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U.
From the VEX site:
Event volunteers are the heart and soul of VEX competitions. We rely on Referees to keep things fair, Emcees to keep things exciting, and Queuers to keep things on schedule! Volunteering at a VEX competition is easy to learn, fun to do, and rewarding for everyone involved. Use the links below to find a local event near you or sign up to volunteer at the VEX World Championship today! Still have questions? Email email@example.com to contact our volunteer team.
GCOI is the Arizona Technology Council's (AZTC) annual awards gala in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) that honors technology leaders and innovators from across the state. The event is scheduled for the Phoenix Convention Center's West Building on Thursday, November 10, 2016.
Sandra Day O’Connor High School
Versatile, Efficient, and Facile Functionalization of Poly(p-phenylene oxide) via Azide-Alkyne “Click” Chemistry
Hamilton High School
Detection of Plasmodium Falciparum Parasites in Digitized Blood Samples
Desert Mountain High School
Detection of Secondary Phases in Iron Pyrite (FeS2) Semiconducting Thin Films
Arizona College Preparatory - Erie
The Effect of the Algal Extraction Method on the Amount of Crude Lipid Recovered for Economically Feasible Biofuel Production
Desert Vista High School
Single-Cell Motion Characterization System – a New, Automated Tool for High-Throughput Studies of Surface-Bound Bacteria
Hamilton High School
Applying Viral Nanoparticles in a Treatment Vector for Alzheimer’s Disease Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Coconino High School (link)