With plans to create a pipeline of AI talent, Intel is teaming with the Arizona’s largest community college system to design an AI associate’s degree program—making it the first Intel-designed AI associate degree program in the nation.
Arizona State University will launch a new Masters of Innovation and Venture Development (MSIVD) program this fall, the first program of its kind in the country. The program is a partnership between the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, W.P. Carey School of Business and Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. It is funded by a gift from ASU alumnus Tom Prescott, former president and CEO and current director of Invisalign Technologies.
The Arizona Technology Council held a virtual Workforce Development and Education Committee event featuring Jennifer Mellor, chief innovation officer for the Greater Phoenix Chamber, Dr. Raghu Santanam, professor and chair of the Department of Information Systems in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and from Pima Community College, Dr. Ian Roark, vice president of Workforce Development & Strategic Partnerships and Denise Kingman, director of employer engagement and career services. It was a fantastic discussion and well worth a listen.
To assist families in navigating the web to find quality, vetted resources, SciTech Institute developed a comprehensive Resource Directory compiling the educational opportunities in a single place, organized clearly by audience and topic. The directory offers families access to a wealth of engaging content in an easy-to-navigate format that is fun to search and explore.
ASU, the state’s largest university, received $63.53 million based on the number of full-time Pell Grant recipients and enrollment. About 85% of the Tempe-based university’s undergraduate students receive some level of financial assistance, which is why the state university received the most funding.
Even as educators take on the challenge of designing quality distance learning experiences, they’re coming face-to-face with a range of equity issues in their school communities. Common Sense, a trusted resource for millions of families in the digital age, offers helpful guidance on how to identify communication gaps and reach students with limited tech access, as well as additional tips gathered from conversations with educators across the country.
As infectious disease spread across the nation in March, schools closed their doors and went to work on continuity plans. ASU Law faculty quickly converted an entire law school to a remote teaching operation. Over 170 classes were moved online with 154 instructors mobilized, teaching from all corners of the state, Washington, D.C., and California.
To ensure that no student is left without a fighting chance to obtain a proper education, it’s up to businesses and individuals to step up and help those in need during these unprecedented times. This is why the Arizona Technology Council is partnering with AZ StRUT (Arizona Students Recycling Used Technology) to launch a donation drive to obtain laptops and chargers that can be refurbished and distributed to students.
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