The numbers are in for Science Foundation Arizona’s (SFAz) first seven years and they are impressive. According to the Foundation’s “Seven-Year Impact Report: A Globally Competitive Arizona (2007-2014),” by the end of 2014 it awarded:
- A total of 116 research grants worth $70.6 million that generated 1,865 additional direct jobs, 24 new companies, 207 patents filed and/or issued, and 23 technology licenses filed.
- One hundred STEM Education grants totaling $41.6 million that engaged 385,000 students and 10,656 teachers in the K-1 2 and community college levels, 297 graduate research fellows, and 14 Bisgrove scholars.
- A total of $8.5 million in SFAz grants that leveraged $64.2 million in federal and $23. 5 million in industry matches, resulting in 469 jobs created, four high-tech companies launched, and nine patents issued and 44 more filed.
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