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.
Chandler Innovations, the city’s business incubation, and entrepreneurial development program, is once again running its Jr. Track for high school students working on STEM-based projects. The program was started in 2019 in collaboration with Rachna Nath, a science educator with Arizona College Prep, Erie Campus.
The Arizona Technology Council today announced it has been selected by Arizona State University (ASU) to receive a portion of a $10 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Accelerate Latinx Representation in STEM Education (ALRISE) Alliance grant. ASU selected multiple technology trade associations across the country, including the Council, as grant recipients to help mobilize their in-industry membership to offer experiential work-based opportunities in STEM to Latinx students.
The University of Advancing Technology (UAT) Instructor Aaron Jones participated in a 40-hour Dignitary Protection Course hosted by Karl de la Guerra, Inc and was afforded an opportunity to work with protection agents and law enforcement in an education environment where they studied protective driving, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, IED recognition, and advanced intelligence topics.
Today, U.S. Senators Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced the Strengthening STEM Ecosystems Act, legislation to boost STEM workforce and job training. The bill would establish a grant program within the National Science Foundation to provide funding to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) ecosystems and their partners to better connect communities, share knowledge, and create pathways for students to enter STEM careers.
The SciTech Institute is thrilled to be nearing the kickoff of the 2022 Arizona SciTech Festival. Each year, their dedicated partners work enthusiastically to grow STEM across Arizona – usually in ways you might not expect. This year is no exception. The SciTech Institute is thrilled to announce that the SciTech Festival season will kick off Jan. 22 from the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
Historically, it’s a no brainer. Survey kids and usually most of them will tell you they prefer a P.E. class over a math one. When it comes to STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education, those subjects tend to pale in popularity overall. Educators find students have more difficulty retaining those concepts, which are crucial in many daily applications and jobs.
As cyberattacks increase in scale and severity, so too does the global demand for cybersecurity professionals – in all aspects of the field and across all sectors. The supply seemingly cannot keep up, resulting in an acute talent shortage. But in this talent shortage, there is an even bigger and more troubling gap: the lack of diversity in cybersecurity.
This semester’s projects included a PC rhythm game, a goal-setting app, a customizable 3D garment interface, a digital course for content creators, an alternative login solution based on steganography, a discord bot for reporting cheaters, a stealth game that flips the traditional role of lighting to offer new perspectives, a secure flash drive that uses your phone for authentication, a physical server protector, a multi-player AR game, a reading log book light for kids, and more.
QS World University Rankings has released its list of more than 300 of the top universities in the United States, with Arizona State University moving up nearly 30 spots to No. 62 from last year’s position at No. 91. ASU also ranked No. 1 in the state, ahead of both Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona.