Biozona Weekly: Quayle joins TGen Foundation; ASU STEM grant; Bionic Man

October 24, 2013

By hammersmith

Dan Quayle elected to TGen board
10/23/13 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

Former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle, a Paradise Valley resident, has been elected to the Translational Genomics Research Institute Foundation board of directors. Read also: Dan Quayle joins TGen Foundation board in Phoenix

ASU gets $11.6 million to help teacher candidates with STEM education
10/23/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Staff Report

The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, in partnership with the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, has been awarded a three-year, $11.6 million federal grant to help its teaching candidates promote STEM education.

Machine Solutions lays off 20
10/22/13 | Arizona Daily Sun | Kathleen Stinson

Machine Solutions Inc., a Flagstaff-based company specializing in design and manufacture of medical equipment for catheter, balloon and stent devices, has laid off 20 employees.

NAU-Yuma holds STEM conference for teachers Oct. 26
10/21/13 | Yuma Sun | Sarah Womer

As part of a $2 million grant it received in 2012, Northern Arizona University-Yuma is holding a free STEM Conference for K-12 teachers to assist the college with further integrating math and engineering strategies into its curriculum.

Business: Decoding disease at TGen North
10/20/13 | Arizona Daily Sun | Emily Litvack

At Flagstaff’s TGen North laboratory, employees are interested in making a positive impact on public health via research and being on the cutting edge of science.

Better technology bringing doctors into patients’ homes-virtually
10/18/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

A recent panel discussion in Phoenix focused on how new technology can bring doctors into their patient’s homes remotely to diagnose and treat patients through telemedicine.

Heart of ‘bionic man’ came from Tucson
10/16/13 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

A “bionic man” showcased in a Smithsonian Channel documentary and exhibit was designed as an artificial human, and though lacking several working organs it has a beating heart–the Total Artificial Heart made by Tucson-based SynCardia Systems Inc.

Bio jobs demand diverse sets of skills
10/12/13 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

A recent panel discussion about bioscience jobs revealed that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution in a sector where jobs range from Ph.D. scientists to workers who gather beneficial insects for pest control.