Biozona Weekly: Innovation winners; Stem cell lab; STEM educators

August 29, 2013

By hammersmith

UA Skin Cancer Institute creates more opportunities in skin cancer research
8/29/13 | Daily Wildcat | Mary Rinker

The UA Skin Cancer Institute, in an attempt to eliminate the tedious process of clinical research and create more opportunities in skin cancer research, has opened its current holdings for use by researchers while continuing its collection program.

Arizona Technology Council names Governor’s Celebration of Innovation winners
8/28/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

The finalists and winners have been announced for the Arizona Technology Council’s 10th annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards which, presented in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, will honor the state’s technology leaders and innovators.

Chandler: Innovations Incubator building sale won’t affect tenants
8/26/13 | Arizona Republic | Michelle Mitchell

The building that houses Chandler’s Innovations Incubator is up for sale, but city officials said that a change in ownership would not impact the incubator, which is about 90 percent occupied and hosts about 24 organizations.

Officials: Arizona economy doesn’t need cute nicknames
8/26/13 | KTAR | Jim Cross

A Valley business leader says we can live without a clever business nickname, like “Silicon Valley,” and the framework is in place for Arizona to be the go-to state for entrepreneurs and innovation in the biosciences and other industries.

Sharing Science: Program trains rural STEM educators

8/24/13 | Verde Independent | Yvonne Gonzalez

The goal of the Arizona Science Centers Rural Communities Expansion Project, through about $250,000 in grant funding from the APS Foundation, is to improve science, technology, engineering and math education in rural areas while providing teacher mentors and training educators in Common Core Standards.

Mayo Clinic to open stem cell lab in Phoenix
8/23/13 | KPHO (CBS5) | Breann Bierman

The Mayo Clinic will open its own stem cell laboratory next summer on its Phoenix campus to store and process stem cells that are used for bone marrow transplants.

India one of Arizona’s top 25 trade partners: Arizona Governor
8/23/13 | Manorama Online (India) | Staff Report

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer during her recent visit to India told a group of Indian business and industry leaders about the economic opportunities in Arizona – including the biosciences – and of her desire to foster a mutually beneficial business relationship.

Yuma County schools receive portion of STEM funds
8/22/13 | Yuma Sun | Sarah Womer

Almost 70 schools in Arizona, including four from Yuma County, have benefited from more than $50,000 in funding distributed to new and existing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) clubs around the state.

ASU, UA rank high on list of scientific universities
8/20/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Mike Sunnucks

Arizona State University and University of Arizona both rank among the top 100 universities worldwide based on their scientific and research prowess, according to the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.