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Arizona Technology Council’s 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 28 ottobre 2019

Arizona Technology Council, in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority, today announced the winners of the 2019 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) Awards. This marks the 16th year of this prestigious gala attended by more than 850 of Arizona’s top leaders in business, technology and government. Winners were celebrated on stage during the awards ceremony at the event.“The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation is an annual showcase of our state’s incredible leadership in science and technology,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “Arizona’s forward-thinking Legislature, along with our leading universities, startup community and outstanding pool of STEM talent make our state a national force for innovation. I congratulate all of our 2019 award winners for their consistent dedication to advancing our business and technology ecosystem.” “The 2019 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation winners and honorees truly exemplify Arizona’s pioneering spirit, and their accomplishments demonstrate why Arizona has earned a reputation as a global tech hub,” said Sandra Watson, president & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We’re grateful for their many contributions and we congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition!”

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Martha A. Brumfield, PhD, Named Arizona Bioscience Leader of the Year

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 settembre 2019

The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) today announced that Martha A. Brumfield, PhD, Special Advisor to the CEO and past President and CEO at the Critical Path Institute (C-Path), will be honored as the Jon W. McGarity Arizona Bioscience Leader of the Year at the 2019 AZBio Awards on October 2, 2019, at the Phoenix Convention Center.“You probably know someone who is waiting for a cure. Most of us do. It can take over 15 years and a billion dollars or more to bring a new life-saving or life-changing treatment to the people who are waiting for it,” shared AZBio President and CEO Joan Koerber-Walker. “Throughout her career, Dr. Brumfield has worked to bring new, safe, and effective treatments to market for patients who are waiting.”
The AZBio Awards takes place on the evening of October 2, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Highlights of the evening will include honoring the honorable Jane Dee Hull, 20th Governor of the State of Arizona with the AZBio Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement and a celebration of the achievements of leading researchers, educators, and innovator companies. The Life Science Fiesta following the award ceremony features a Student Discovery Zone that showcases the work of fifty students from Arizona high schools, community colleges, and universities along with exhibits featuring Arizona companies and patient advocacy organizations.

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Arizona Virtual Academy Begins 15th School Year on August

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 agosto 2018

Students at Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA), an accredited, online public charter school, will begin the 2018-19 school year on August 8 as the school begins its 15th year of operation. AZVA is open to students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade. Combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by state-certified teachers, AZVA provides each student with a personalized learning experience. Students take a full course load across the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science and history, as well as world languages, art music and electives. Advanced Placement® courses are available at the high school level.Eligible students also have the opportunity for concurrent enrollment, which allows them to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school, at no cost to the family. AZVA will launch the RISE program (Reaching Intellectual Success & Excellence) for profoundly gifted students in 2018-19. Eligible students in grades 3-8 will learn under the instruction of a gifted-certified teacher and will be provided opportunities for acceleration in areas of exceptional strength, and the ability to go deeper and wider in their understanding of the world around them. RISE students will engage with similarly gifted peers through live class discussions, projects and virtual collaborative learning.“Gifted students shouldn’t just be given more work, they should be given different, meaningful work that will encourage them to delve deeper into their scope of understanding of the material and to explore the world in a new way,” said Dr. Kelly Van Sande, head of school at Arizona Virtual Academy. “The RISE program will encourage our students to exercise creativity and higher-level thinking while exploring interesting topics and concepts.” AZVA also offers a blended learning program, combining online courses with in-person instruction and support. There are three blended learning centers located in the Phoenix Metro area, as well as one each in Kingman and Tucson, and feature on-site support, student enrichment and socialization opportunities.Students enroll in online school for a variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment, and the ability to balance their education with extracurricular pursuits or medical needs.AZVA’s state-certified teachers facilitate lessons during live, interactive online classes. In addition, the dedicated teachers interact with students and families via phone, email, web-based classrooms and online discussions, building close partnerships with parents and students to support academic success. The online platform enables students to enjoy a safe learning environment while connecting with classmates and teachers from across the state.Throughout the school year, AZVA builds a sense of community through in-person field trips, community service opportunities and social outings. AZVA celebrates the end of the school year with an in-person prom and honors graduating seniors with an in-person commencement ceremony in the spring. AZVA is still accepting enrollments for this fall. Interested families are encouraged to attend online or in-person information sessions hosted by the school.

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The Arizona Technology Council Supports Governor Doug Ducey’s 20×2020 Proposal for Increased Education Funding

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 aprile 2018

The Arizona Technology Council, the state’s largest trade association for technology businesses and a longtime leader of the technology community, today reinforced its full support for Governor Doug Ducey’s plan to continue investments in Arizona’s K-12 education. Dubbed “20×2020,” this initiative proposes to increase teacher salaries 20 percent by the beginning of the 2020 school year, with 10 percent coming this year. In addition, the plan calls to fully restore $271 million of recession-era cuts over the next five years, with $100 million coming this year — all without raising taxes while maintaining Arizona’s balanced budget.“The lack of skilled talent needed to meet demand continues to be a top challenge and barrier to business growth for Council members,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO, Arizona Technology Council. “Supporting our K-12 teachers is paramount to meeting this challenge, and that’s why working to pass Governor Ducey’s 20×2020 proposal will be a top priority for the Arizona Technology Council.” This plan also builds on the Governor’s proposal to invest $371 million in District Additional Assistance and Charter Additional Assistance, which would be phased in over the next five years. An initial investment of $100 million would be made in FY2019. These dollars provide flexibility to school districts for investment in resources, including fixing school infrastructure, modernizing curriculum, school buses and updating classroom technologies.

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Nearly 350 kids participated in the UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Arizona Fun Run at Tempe Beach Park

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 19 novembre 2017

IRONKIDS ArizonaUnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound helped State Rep. Reginald Bolding, Tempe Councilmembers Kolby Granville and David Schapira, and Joseph Gaudio, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona kick off the fun run.The UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Arizona Fun Run raced around Tempe Beach Park this morning. UnitedHeal …
The UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Arizona Fun Run raced around Tempe Beach Park this morning. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound helped State Rep. Reginald Bolding, Tempe Councilmembers Kolby Granville and David Schapira and Joseph Gaudio, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona distribute medals to nearly 350 kids as they crossed the finish line (Photo: Laura Segall).
Athletes ages 3 to 13 ran portions of the IRONMAN® Arizona. Each athlete received a race bib, T-shirt, gift bag and finisher medal. UnitedHealthcare provided 100 complimentary registrations to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale to encourage participation.This is the sixth year UnitedHealthcare is supporting IRONKIDS in the United States as part of the company’s commitment to help stem the rising tide of childhood obesity through healthy lifestyles. UnitedHealthcare is sponsoring seven IRONKIDS one-mile fun runs in 2017.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at http://www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.

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