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It’s the heart of a budding ecosystem of innovation, air travel, higher education and well-paying jobs.
It’s a simple case of supply and demand.
It was the time of day when afternoon starts to creep into evening at the end of an average Arizona October; the sun still lorded over the earth and kept the surface dwellers warm to a slightly uncomfortable degree.
It was my first real glimpse of Arizona that wasn’t through an airliner window. And even though over the years much of it has become obscured, I hope somehow it is preserved and removed to a place where it can continue to welcome wide-eyed and wondering children to their new home.
Floating untethered in space like Sandra Bullock in “Gravity” is no one’s idea of a good time, but going to the Earth and Space Exploration Day at ASU just might be. This annual fall event offers a diverse line-up of activities and experiences for the would-be astronaut or budding scientist, including 3-D astronomy shows, panning for gold, hands-on meteorite displays, a replica of the Curiosity rover and a field trip to Tempe Butte.
Arizona needs to step up and take its rightful role as a leader in the energy technology industry.
Paulette Compton’s husband had an MBA and was trained in the military to fly planes, helicopters and blimps. But faced with doctor’s recommendation to get a chest X-ray to determine the cause of a persistent cough, he refused.
On the first Friday of every month, Arizona Science Center invites adults to enjoy the museum’s three floors, in addition to the special exhibit ‘Imaginate.’ October’s event features a “Fear the Beer” garden, music from DJ Dragon, a talk from biochemist and physicist Frederic Zanhausern on Forensic DNA, and a screening of “The Truth Behind CSI TV” in the IMAX. Seating for the screening is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Center also offers Innovation Kids’ Night Out from 5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. for those in need of childcare. Kids ages 3-11 can learn and play while their parents enjoy the adult programming.
Arizona students are back in class and in addition to notebooks and lunch boxes, some parents are packing smartphones or tablets in their kid’s backpacks. Some school districts are even requesting that kids bring their own technology to school to enhance their learning.
The world we live in is a marvelous place. The Arizona Science Center wants you to learn more about it. That's why they're offering free general admission during their 'Never Stop Wondering' event, Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It's been a busy 48 hours for Jennifer, Jacob and Zander Welton.
If you’re seeing a lot of orange this summer, it’s not only because of East Valley residents sporting a summer tan, but also because residents may be getting the self-proclaimed “best one-hour workout in the country” at Orangetheory Fitness.
Two East Valley municipalities each landed a spot on a list of 20 cities that continue to grow even in a slow economy.
New home to Westminster College, Wilkes University
Local city officials tout economic development plans, education programs and the will to progress as signs of the potential of the East Valley as a major player on the bioscience sector.
Years of hard work, preparation and planning in Mesa will fall into place in a matter of weeks as the city’s newest colleges and universities welcome students.
Parents will find few states that offer families as many schooling options as Arizona. A longtime leader in the national school choice movement, Arizona has an education marketplace with a school for nearly any income, interest or situation.
One of our favorite Friday-night ideas ever? Arizona Science Center's Adults' Night Out.
The LROC Science Operations Center at Arizona State University invites the public to watch as scientists analyze photos of the moon.
Parents looking for before- and after-school options can find information about quality programs Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) Afterschool Directory.
Grover and I go way back. Being a child of the ‘70s, “Sesame Street” was a part of life. The characters and songs from the show still flow easily through my head: “Around. Around. Around. Around. Over and under and through.”
Winter turns the Valley of the Sun into a destination, luring visitors from colder climates around the world to the warmth of the desert.