May 15, 2018
The program honors exceptional students and teachers for their life’s work and interest in STEM.
By: Kenn Tomasch
The Cox Connect2STEM Awards, presented by Cox Communications in partnership with the Arizona SciTech Festival, honors STEM champions in the areas of business, non-profit, education, media and after school programs. Each award winner in all six categories receives a $1,000 grant to the STEM program of his/her choice.
Meet our winners below!
Innovation Award for Business Winner: The Edison School for Innovation
Edison School for Innovation emphasizes a STEM-based curriculum while partnering with organizations and programs that will help the school advance those goals. The school will serve Glendale and Peoria students in grades K-8 when it opens in August 2018.
Creative Media Award Winner: University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
The UofA College of Medicine was created as a result of collaboration within the community in the spirit of addressing the health care needs of Arizona. Collaboration with world-class clinical and community partners, coupled with the ever-expanding Phoenix Biomedical Campus, the College is a tremendous resource for Phoenix, as well as all of Arizona
After School Excellence Award Winner: Avondale Elementary School District STEAM Bus
The Avondale Elementary School District showcased its new mobile STEAM bus, with features that include two 3-D printers, robotics and tablets. The mobile STEAM lab is a push by the district to promote and provide hands-on STEAM skills to its students as quickly as possible.