Arizona Bioscience News: Tucson teens in “Shark Tank” event; UA researcher seeks hot flashes treatment; STEM careers

July 6, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

Optics Valley focuses on success / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

The many standing committees of the Arizona Technology Council are critical to our growth and essential players in our activities, including our Optics Valley Committee which is comprised of representatives from world-class institutions and businesses in science, education, engineering, and manufacturing.

Teen girls’ interest in STEM careers continues to lag boys’ interest / Arizona Daily Star

According to new research, only 11 percent of teen girls ages 13-17 are drawn to non-medical STEM careers versus 36 percent of boys, and Tucson-area experts are working to close the gap.

UA researcher discovers promising treatment for hot flashes / AZ Big Media

A University of Arizona researcher’s basic scientific research on estrogen’s involvement with hot flashes may lead to a promising treatment for them.

University of Arizona scientists invent new sulfur-based plastics / Arizona Daily Star

Tech Launch Arizona is helping a research team led by a professor in University of Arizona’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry that developed a new class of inexpensive, sulfur-based polymer, or plastic.

Tucson teens find their inner innovator in Junior Shark Tank competition / Arizona Daily Star

The first-ever Junior Shark Tank event held by the S.Y.STEM Coalition, an Arizona based nonprofit that connects K-12 students with the STEM industry, followed an intensive four-week course that taught high-school students the basics of engineering and entrepreneurship.