Sections    Saturday March 23rd, 2019
Twitter Profile Facebook Profile LinkedIn Profile RSS Profile

Innovation Arizona Summit features STEM talent

  • |
  • Charlotte Hodel/Arizona SciTech Festival

Digital HandHP

The Innovation Arizona Summit on Aug. 14 in Scottsdale features educator outreach, business leaders, STEM talent, mentors and internship information.

As technology continues to change the way we live, work and play, the foundational elements needed to grow and develop our local communities and economies evolve alongside.

Innovation Arizona Summit features STEM talent Digital-HandHPToday, small business and entrepreneurs have a bigger opportunity than ever to positively impact the communities surrounding them and the next generations of both public and private sector innovators and leaders. And many are taking an active role.

In this collaborative session, moderated by Scott Salkin, CEO and founder of IDS Technology Marketing, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and chat directly with a stellar group of Arizona entrepreneurs who have taken it upon themselves to improve their local communities in varied ways and help ensure that our State continues to grow and innovate for generations to come.

Brian Houston – CEO/founder, Delivery-IT
Mary Jeutten, CEO/Founder,
Mario Martinez III, investor, Education Technology
Yaniv Masjedi, vice president, marketing
Neil Munzinger, director of business development, MJS Designs, Inc.
Ryan Nalor – CEO/founder,
Tony Portela – CEO/founder, onTop Technology
Ron Thompson Jr., former CEO/founder of OSAM
Mary Wolf Francis, community outreach coordinator, DIRTT Environmental Solutions

Meet the Mentors: Festivals 101

How do they do it? What does it take to engage in the Arizona SciTech Festival. From event planning and logistics to media and publicity, learn from our amazing and diverse team of Arizona SciTech Festival collaborators in these interactive, roundtable discussions.

Moderator: Jessica Hauer, Envision Energy coach, Tempe Union High School District
Mindy Bell, Flagstaff STEM coordinator
Tim Harris, vice president of Operations and Business Development, Challenger Space Center
Odette Moore, City of Chandler, Economic Development Research
Mike Phillips, public affairs manager, City of Scottsdale
Carol Popovich, senior STEM outreach programs representative, Microchip Technology, Inc.
Kelly Saunders, project coordinator, Sustainability Solutions Festival
Carolyn Starr, Fulton Engineering outreach coordinator, ASU
Al Wynant,CEO, Event Interface

Arizona’s Got STEM Talent Show

ust as America and the world celebrates the best and most talented in musical entertainment, Arizona is celebrating its brightest and most creative in STEM talent! Arizona’s Got STEM Talent Show features an amazing group of students as they showcase their favorite science and technology in this first-ever student STEM talent show!

Moderator: Dr. Bruce Bayly, co-founder, The Physics Factory
Participating Organizations: Knox Elementary, Heard Elementary, Falcon Robotics, Sonoran Schools and the Scientific Mom.

Internships Arizona

Learn more about the power and value of internships from those who have experienced them first-hand. An internship can make a huge difference in a young person’s life, so come check out what Arizona has to offer.

Moderator – Aashay Sanghvi, Arizona SciTech intern
Alexis Abboud, Biology & Society doctoral candidate, ASU
Bryan Bowers, CREST outreach & internship coordinator
Julie Euber, Education & Outreach specialist, TGen
Jacob Jordan, CREST Academy graduate, ASU Engineering intern
Sandra Kenny, director of partnerships, BASIS
Alison Llave, BASIS graduate and intern
Alex Rossi, CREST Academy student, BNI intern
Diserae Sanders, ASU Student, intern, PADT
Adrienne Scheck, Ph.D., associate professor of Neuro-Oncology & Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute of SJHMC

Registration is open, so sign up today

If you would like to interact with a large delegation of the State of Arizona’s STEM and Innovation specialists, businesses, entrepreneurs, and distinguished educators representing all levels of academia, be sure to sign up, today!

More than 600 individuals have registered to experience the day. Click on the Register Now button below to reserve your space! See you on August 14, 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts!


Scholarships are still available for your use. Connect HERE to complete the simple application and registration process. Additionally, we will be working with the Arizona Science Teachers Association for Continuing Education Credit.

Click here for a schedule and to register