The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is pleased to announce the expansion of the team with Jennifer Keenan in the position of Mentor-in-Residence. In this role, she will be working with UACI staff, Subject Matter Experts and current Mentor-In-Residence to support startups with an added focus of life sciences and emerging technologies. Jennifer […]
AZ Inno A team of Northern Arizona University engineering students and professors has created a sensor that connects to a bicycle to detect dips and jolts in pathways, identifying pavement and dirt in need of repair. The prototype, housed in two small black boxes attached above the bike’s rear wheel, sends the information to an […]
Qwick, the leading staffing-as-a-service platform for hospitality businesses and professionals, has appointed Derek Johnson as its first Chief People Officer. Johnson joins at a time when Qwick is expanding employee headcount faster than ever. He will lead the company’s key human resources functions including Qwick’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging program. Additionally, Johnson is instrumental in building upon the company’s momentum in growth to attract and retain top talent and help Qwick become an even more people-focused and employee-admired company.
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) has selected Tiffany Hunter, Ph.D., as the new president of Paradise Valley Community College. Hunter, who will take over the job on July 18, will replace Paul Dale, who announced his retirement earlier this year after 12 years in the role and a career at PVCC that spanned more than a quarter century. Hunter was selected after a national search that ended up with three finalists being considered for the job.
Beginning in fall 2023, Northern Arizona University will provide tuition-free education for every first-year and transfer Arizona student with a household income of $65,000 or less, the university announced. The income threshold is based on the median household income in Arizona and would impact about 50% of Arizona households. The tuition will be covered by a combination of financial aid and scholarships, the university said.
The Maricopa County Community College District has appointed Tammy Robinson, Ph.D., as the new president of Mesa Community College, following a nationwide executive search. She takes over the job on July 1.
Grand Canyon University will celebrate the largest graduating class in its history during commencement ceremonies this month, including a traditional ground campus class that is 29% first-generation college students. Approximately 30,000 GCU students completed their degrees during the 2021-22 academic year, bringing the total number of graduates to more than 132,000 in the past five years. The achievements of those students will be celebrated during commencement ceremonies at GCU Arena on April 21-22 for traditional students and April 25-28 for online students.
Intel and Arizona’s Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) today announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) incubator lab for students aspiring to land jobs in areas ranging from business to nursing to healthcare — and other professions that increasingly draw on AI technology. The new AI incubator lab in Arizona, and the associate degree program it supports, is the first of its kind in the U.S.
March 21-25, 2022, students from the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to compete in the Maritime and Control Systems Cybersecurity Con, also known as Hack the Port 22. This hybrid cybersecurity event is hosted by MISI Academy (a STEM Mentoring Initiative) and DreamPort, and is inspired by U.S. Cyber Command.
One of the biggest international tech companies, with a large footprint the Phoenix area, is setting out to make its workforce more inclusive and diverse. Intel has a set an ambitious goal to increase the number of women in technical roles to 40%, as well as double the number of women and minorities in senior roles by 2030.