Arizona Bioscience News: KEYS Research Internship at UA’s Bio5 attracts 50 high schoolers; Venture capital surges; AZ leaders attend STEM summit at White House

July 26, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

A smart start for Arizona girls in STEM / AZ Big Media

Steven Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, writes that it’s critical to continue striving to foster equality and representation for women in STEM fields and encourage girls to consider STEM careers at an early age.

Arizona high schoolers get real laboratory experience during Bio5 internship program / Arizona Daily Star

Fifty Arizona high-school students took part in the 12th annual, seven-week KEYS Research Internship at the University of Arizona’s Bio5 Institute, working alongside top faculty in the areas of bioscience, engineering, environmental health, and biostatistics to develop STEM skills.

Biopsy needles, teacher awards and the economic impact of science / Inside Tucson Business

Data Driven Diagnostics Sciences Inc., also known as D3Sciences, is a company started by University of Arizona researchers that designed a high-tech biopsy needle that can gather seven times more tissue than a traditional biopsy needle and can even cauterize the wound as it works.

Arizona Tech Council, Commerce Authority leaders attend White House conference on STEM education / Phoenix Business Journal

The leaders of the Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority recently attended the inaugural state-federal STEM Education Summit hosted by the White House.

Arizona startups see huge surge in funding in Q2, VC reports show / Phoenix Business Journal

Eighteen Arizona startups, including early-stage bioscience companies, raised more than $160 million in the second quarter of 2018, according to several venture capital reports.