Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Flinn Foundation Announces Grant for First-Annual Arizona Science and Technology Festival

Abstract:
The Flinn Foundation has announced its support for the inaugural Arizona Science and Technology (SciTech) Festival, a six-week event in cities and towns across Arizona that will showcase innovation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Festival's events will be centered in February 2012, coinciding with the celebration of Arizona's centennial.

Flinn Foundation Announces Grant for First-Annual Arizona Science and Technology Festival

Phoenix, AZ | Posted on October 22nd, 2011

Festival components will include exhibits, discussions, hands-on activities, and other experiences for young people and adults. The Flinn Foundation, a strong proponent of strategies to make Arizona globally competitive in the biosciences, has awarded a $50,000 grant to Arizona State University to help the Arizona SciTech Festival build a platform for fueling interest in the state's scientific assets and potential.

The SciTech Festival will inspire young people to learn about the critical STEM fields, an essential aspect of preparing them for their future," said Jack Jewett, president and CEO of the Flinn Foundation. "By highlighting the brilliant researchers and innovative companies that call Arizona home, the Festival can also strengthen public support for the kinds of investments that would benefit these fields."

Some 200 organizations are being recruited to collaboratively present the Arizona SciTech Festival, with principal support and guidance from ASU, the Arizona Technology Council Foundation, and the Arizona Science Center. Planned activities range from large-scale exhibitions where the public can meet and learn from experts in fields such as aerospace, medicine, and nanotechnology, to tours of high-tech businesses and research labs, to visits by undergraduate and graduate-student researchers to K-12 classrooms.

The SciTech Festival will have something for everyone, and that's because science and technology really are for everyone—and affect everyone," said Jeremy Babendure, Ph.D., a longtime Arizona resident, biomedical scientist, and director of the Festival. "Over the past hundred years, our state has been shaped by fields like mining engineering, crop science, hydrology, and semiconductor design. The Festival will celebrate all of that and give people an exciting taste of what's in store for Arizona in its second century."

An informed and involved general public is a vital component of a thriving science and technology region, said Sethuraman (Panch) Panchanathan, Ph.D., ASU's chief research officer. "The SciTech Festival offers a high-profile way for Arizonans to begin to understand and appreciate the rich base of sophisticated research and technology in our state and the immense potential it offers for future prosperity," he said.

Steven Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, anticipates that the Festival's impact will extend beyond the Arizona's borders.

"Certainly, the Festival gives us an opportunity to help build awareness among all of Arizona's citizens, including policymakers, of Arizona's strengths in its high-technology sectors," Zylstra said. "In so doing, we'll also raise Arizona's profile in the eyes of entrepreneurs and companies that we want to attract. Drawing them to our state is essential if we are to diversify and strengthen our economy."

####

About Flinn Foundation
The Flinn Foundation is a Phoenix-based, private, nonprofit philanthropic endowment established in 1965 by Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Flinn with the mission of improving the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations. In addition to the biosciences, the Foundation supports the Flinn Scholars Program, arts and culture, and the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Flinn Foundation
1802 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 744-6800

Copyright © Flinn Foundation

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones August 17th, 2017

Announcements

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones August 17th, 2017

Events/Classes

FRITSCH • Milling and Sizing! Innovations at POWTECH 2017 - Hall 2 • Stand 227 August 9th, 2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific Showcases Innovations in Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy at M&M 2017: New analytical technologies improve workflows for life sciences and materials science researchers August 8th, 2017

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events August 3rd, 2017

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results July 27th, 2017

Grants/Sponsored Research/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Two Scientists Receive Grants to Develop New Materials: Chad Mirkin and Monica Olvera de la Cruz recognized by Sherman Fairchild Foundation August 16th, 2017

2-faced 2-D material is a first at Rice: Rice University materials scientists create flat sandwich of sulfur, molybdenum and selenium August 14th, 2017

Moving at the Speed of Light: University of Arizona selected for high-impact, industrial demonstration of new integrated photonic cryogenic datalink for focal plane arrays: Program is major milestone for AIM Photonics August 10th, 2017

Landscapes give latitude to 2-D material designers: Rice University, Oak Ridge scientists show growing atom-thin sheets on cones allows control of defects August 9th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project