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.
Science Foundation Arizona recently announced the 2015 class of Bisgrove Scholars, five exceptional early career scientists and engineers from around the world whose work is pioneering the next generation of scientific research and policy. Each winning scholar receives $200,000 for research. Mary O'Reilly, scientific program officer for Science Foundation Arizona, and Bisgrove Scholars Dr. Heather Emady and Dr. Candace Lewis, will talk about the awards.
Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination’s Project Hieroglyph brings together science fiction authors with scientists, engineers, scholars, artists and others to create optimistic, technologically-grounded visions of the future. On May 26, the paperback edition of the anthology "Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future" was released. Ed Finn, director of the center, will talk about Project Hieroglyph.
Indigenous scholars, sustainability scientists and tribal leaders will gather in Tempe next week to discuss and debate indigenous sustainability and environmental issues. The “Conference on Indigenous Sustainability: Implications for the Future of Indigenous Peoples and Native Nations” offers a chance to address some of the most pressing issues facing indigenous people and the earth today. Donald Fixico, an Arizona State University Distinguished Foundation Professor of History, will discuss the conference and environmental issues from the viewpoint of American Indians.
Science Foundation Arizona has named four Ph.D. candidates and early-career tenure track faculty for its prestigious Bisgrove Scholars award. The goal is to attract and retain individuals in science and engineering. William Harris, president and CEO of Science Foundation Arizona, will discuss the Bisgrove Scholars award, along with Dr. Muhammad Murtaza, who will be an Early Career Scholar at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, and Rachel Rowe, who will be a Post-Doctoral Scholar at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
President and CEO of Science Foundation Arizona William Harris discusses the Bisgrove Scholars Program, part of an effort to improve Arizona's economy by recruiting the best engineers and scientists to work in Arizona.
More than 50 Arizona high school students recently joined more than 400 students from around the world for a behind-the-scenes look at the relationship between science, technology and politics in the Honeywell Scholars at the Presidential Classroom program in Washington, D.C. Don Wilt of Honeywell and Chandler student Brianna Arendt talk about the program.
More than a dozen Arizona high school students will travel to Washington D.C. to attend the Honeywell Scholars Presidential Classroom Program. At the conference, students get a behind the scenes look at the interrelations between science, technology and public policy. Michael Grant will talk with Don Wilt, the Director of Public Affairs for Honeywell Aerospace, and Dustin Young of Gilbert High School, a student who will attend the one week program.