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SFAz Name Top Science & Engineering Talent as 2017 SFAz Bisgrove Scholars

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dr. Mary O’Reilly moreilly@sfaz.org 602 682 2800     SCIENCE FOUNDATION ARIZONA (SFAz) NAMES TOP SCIENCE & ENGINEERING TALENT AS 2017 SFAz BISGROVE SCHOLARS Nationally, Internationally Recognized Awardees to Lead Research at Arizona Institutions. PHOENIX (Jan 17, 2017) – Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) is pleased to announce the 2017 SFAz Bisgrove Scholars […]
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Making a Difference: Community Colleges Are Key Drivers of Rural Development

Community colleges are often the lifeblood of rural communities. They help drive economic opportunity and engagement, providing access to higher education and creating hubs of information, cultural development and personal training. It is hard to underestimate their importance in rural America, which covers some 72 percent of the nation’s geography but.....
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Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) Attracts Ms. Anna Tanguma-Gallegos as Program Officer of its Hispanic Serving Community College KickStarter Program

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With support from the State of Arizona and the National Science Foundation (NSF), SFAz has established very significant STEM pathway programs in eight rural Arizona Community Colleges and in Hispanic Serving Community Colleges around the country.  SFAz staff developed on-line STEM guides, including one directed at Community Colleges, that are used throughout the state and […]
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Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) Appoints Dr. Luther Williams as its first Chief Education Officer

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During the past four years SFAz developed significant Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education programs in seven major school districts throughout Arizona with major funding from the Helios Foundation.   In addition, SFAz formed a partnership with Grand Canyon University and Code.Org. to grow student populations with more and better computer skills and literacy.   And, […]
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When Community Colleges and Universities Collaborate, Everyone Wins

Earning an engineering degree is hard work, however smart, talented and motivated a student may be. Among all engineering students, only 41 percent graduate. The numbers are lower for women and minority students. Yet improving these numbers is neither insurmountable nor magical. It takes clear planning and a methodical approach, particularly when students start their education in community college and must transfer to a four-year institution.
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