Arizona Council of Engineering and Scientific Associations
ACESA STEM news article published about 2 years ago by kevinkilzer of ACESA.
2017 Teacher and Future Innovators of the Year

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:

  • Somil Jain and Sachin Jaishankar, Hamilton High School, Chandler, AZ
  • Joseph Galasso, Galasso Homeschool, Tucson, AZ
  • Seoyoon Kim, BASIS Peoria High School, Peoria, AZ
  • Vilina Mehta, Basis Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ.

Future Innovator of the Year Honorable Mention Award:

  • Ava Christensen; Empire High School,Tucson, AZ
  • Heaven May Murphy, Tombstone High School, Tombstone, AZ

Teacher of the Year Award:

  • Marni Landry, Paradise Valley CREST (Center for Research Engineering Science and Technology), Phoenix, AZ.

Teacher of the Year Honorable Mention Award:

  • Pradip C Misra, Bagdad High School, Bagdad, 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. 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.

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