Biozona Weekly: Banner/UA deal; STEM job vacancies; Solution to dying bee epidemic

July 10, 2014

By hammersmith

Medical Schools Say Arizona Needs More Residency Programs
7/7/14 | KJZZ | Carrie Jung   

The University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in Phoenix is concerned that students won’t be able to stay in the state after graduation because post-graduation training slots are hard to come by.

Grand Canyon University launches new college focused on science, technology, health
7/2/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Grand Canyon University has launched its College of Science of Engineering and Technology, which will offer an information technology program this fall.
Seed Spot seeking high schoolers interested in July entrepreneurial workshop
7/2/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle  

Seed Spot, a Phoenix-based nonprofit incubator that works with social entrepreneurs, is seeking high school students for its July 14-18 workshop who are interested in business and want to learn the ins and outs of launching a company from successful entrepreneurs.

Tucson struggles to fill STEM job vacancies
7/2/14 | Arizona Public Media | Zachary Ziegler

A new report shows Tucson jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math fields are not being filled due to a lack of skilled employees.

Gilbert’s Heliae building commercial algae facility in Japan, partners with Sincere Corp.
7/1/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

Heliae Development LLC, which grows algae for health and beauty, nutritional, therapeutic, and agroscience products, plans to build a commercial algae production facility in Japan after announcing a partnership with a Japanese company.

Doctor education gets a booster shot
6/29/14 | Arizona Republic | Editorial

Stabilizing and improving the state’s medical schools should increase the high quality of health care in Arizona, and we look forward to seeing an agreement completed in a way that benefits the University of Arizona, Banner Health and, most of all, Arizonans. Read also: Benefits of the Banner merger with U of A Health

Phoenix-area tech startups sprouting, but capital needed
6/28/14 | Arizona Republic | Jefferson Graham (USA Today)

The “Silicon Desert” is thriving with startups taking advantage of the lower cost of living, tight-knit community and talent from one of the nation’s largest schools–Arizona State University–to help sprout new tech ideas, but what it’s not attracting yet is considerable outside venture capital investment.

Entrepreneur: Pollen-Tech finds farming solution to dying bee epidemic

6/27/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Emily Overholt

Since 2006, honeybees have been dying at an alarming rate, but Scottsdale-based Pollen-Tech LLC gives farmers the ability to mechanically spray pollen on to their crops, helping improve pollination rates with fewer bees.