The AZ tech industry now boasts more than 2k startups, 168k jobs
Jul17

The AZ tech industry now boasts more than 2k startups, 168k jobs

Last month the Arizona Technology Council partnered with Oregon-based eImpact to release a report that found signs of promising growth in the Arizona tech industry. The AZTC Industry Impact Report stated that there are over 2,100 startups in Arizona listed on startup networking site AngelList, and there are over 168,000 jobs in the tech field in the state. According to the report, Arizona ranks second in employment growth and third in...

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ASU and Coursera create online program to meet high demand for computer scientists
Jul10

ASU and Coursera create online program to meet high demand for computer scientists

Arizona State University and online learning platform Coursera have partnered to create an online Master of Computer Science degree that will be offered this fall. Professor Sandeep Gupta, director of ASU’s School of Computing, Informatics, & Decision Systems Engineering, explained in an email that this program was created to produce experienced graduates who can fill the enormous need for qualified computer scientists. According...

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Eclipse Automation Inc. opens new plant in Mesa
Jun20

Eclipse Automation Inc. opens new plant in Mesa

Eclipse Automation Inc., an Ontario-based manufacturer of custom automated equipment, opened a new 26,000-square-foot facility in Mesa (2340 W. Broadway Road) earlier this spring. The new building was the result of a $1 million investment and began operating with 20 employees. The company says it plans to invest another $1 million and hire an additional 30 employees in the next 12 to 16 months, with a focus on mechanical and...

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ASU and SRP develop new drone to keep canals clean
Jun06

ASU and SRP develop new drone to keep canals clean

The Salt River Project is vital to Arizona. The energy company provides the Valley with much-needed water using 131 miles of canals and 1000 miles of laterals and ditches, according to the SRP website. With this vast amount of infrastructure to monitor and take care of, it’s proven difficult to keep the canals clean. This is where Arizona State University researchers jumped in, working with the company to develop a device known as a...

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Arizona Science Center to host Science and Engineering Fair
Mar22

Arizona Science Center to host Science and Engineering Fair

The Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) that is managed by the Arizona Science Center, AzSEF brings together first-place winners from science fairs across the state of Arizona to compete for prizes and scholarships worth thousands of dollars. The Grand Award winners in the Senior Division from the state-level fair will be selected to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which will be located...

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