Expand STEM Education, Develop Talent

March 30, 2020

By brianpowell

ASU breaks ground on Mesa City Center academic building 

The partnership between Arizona State University and the city of Mesa will include a $73.5 million downtown Mesa building that will include technology programs to explore augmented reality, virtual reality, and 3D modeling for innovations that could aid health care. 

Construction milestone reached on Creighton University’s Phoenix campus 

The $100 million, 180,000-square-foot Creighton University Health Sciences Phoenix campus building at Park Central moves toward completion of construction. The facility plans to open in 2021 and welcome future physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pharmacists, and physician assistants. 

UArizona veterinary medicine accepts first class 

The first class of UArizona’s new College of Veterinary Medicine in Oro Valley— the first public veterinary medicine program in the state—includes 110 students, with 46 from Arizona.  

$200 million ASU science building tops out on way to 2021 opening 

The $192 million Interdisciplinary Science and Technology building project at ASU, which will be home to leading-edge research and labs, tops out its construction, with plans to open in 2021. 

STEM celebrations encourage youth to study science 

The Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration attracts more than 2,000 community members for the seventh straight year, bringing families together for events promoting science, technology, engineering, and math. The Southern Arizona Research Science and Engineering Foundation receives a record- breaking 2,225 science project submissions for its annual fair.