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Meet This Year’s Incredible Connect2STEM Award Winners

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.

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