The Helios Scholars program at TGen is having its 10th anniversary. The program, sponsored by Arizona's Helios Education Foundation, helps educate a new generation of scientists, researchers and physicians in Arizona’s bioscience sector. We’ll discuss the program and the results it’s produced with Dr. Jeffrey Trent, president and Research Director of TGen, Paul Luna, president and CEO of the Helios Education Foundation and Carly Benford, a 2010 alumna of Helios Scholars at TGen.
An Education Nation Summit will be held in Phoenix to discuss Arizona education. Education Nation is an NBC program that looks at local education needs. Paul Luna of the Helios Education Foundation will talk about Arizona's education issues.
The Helios Education Foundation is investing $4 million in the Arizona STEM Network. Led by Science Foundation Arizona, the Network is a statewide plan to improve student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math. Darcy Renfro of SFAz and Paul Luna of Helios explain how the money will be used.
14 Arizona schools are participating in the Move on When Ready initiative designed to prepare students for college and careers as early as their sophomore year of high school. It’s part of a national pilot program that seeks to make American high schools more globally competitive and more responsive to students' individual needs. Learn more about the program from Center for the Future of Arizona Executive Director Dr. Sybil Francis, Yuma Union High School District Superintendent Toni Badone and Helios Education Foundation President and CEO Paul Luna.