Biozona Weekly: Top tech legislators; Haeger, Hart interviews; STEM conference

October 10, 2013

By hammersmith

Arizona Pain Specialists join study
10/8/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Arizona Pain Specialists is one of 15 sites worldwide, and the only one in Arizona, participating in the first clinical trials to examine how stem cells can be used to heal degenerative discs.

Mesa coordinating with ASU on business accelerator
10/8/13 | East Valley Tribune | Eric Mungenast

Launchpoint, a long-planned venture between the City of Mesa and Arizona State University to help aspiring technology companies take the next step in their development, is set to open its doors within the next two months.

An interview with NAU President John Haeger: Looking back … and to the future

10/7/13 | KNAU | Gillian Ferris

Arizona Public Radio’s Gillian Ferris speaks with John Haeger about the changes he’s seen at Northern Arizona University during his 12 years as president, and what he imagines the university’s future will look like.

Arizona Tech Council, Commerce Authority name top legislators for tech
10/7/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority have honored 12 of the top legislators who embrace technology and help strengthen the industry in the state.
STEM Conference slated at ASU Poly campus
10/7/13 | Arizona Republic | Staff Report

About 300 Chandler junior-high school students will be attending the debut STEM Conference presented by the Arizona State University College of Technology and Innovation, which is targeted to economically disadvantaged students with hopes more will pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Cottonwood seeks input for first STEM festival
10/5/13 | Verde Independent | Yvonne Gonzalez

Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens is leading the preparations with community organizations and businesses to host the first-ever Verde Valley SciTech Festival in March 2014.

This is the future of higher education: Into the mind of Ann Weaver Hart

10/4/13 | Arizona Republic | Opinion

University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart discusses medical education and the future of higher ed in this Q&A with the Arizona Republic.

Arizona venture capital numbers way down
10/4/13 | KJZZ | Steve Goldstein

The Phoenix area saw more than $200 million in venture capital investment in 2012, according to federal data, but only $8.5 million through June of this year.