“Wild at Art” Spring Break Program

Hosted by Phoenix Center of the Arts and Audubon Arizona Children ages 8-12 can now have something fun and educational to do this spring break. In Wild at Art spring break program they will learn everything  from Arizona’s wildlife to the solar system and even about ancient archaeology. While enjoying the benefits of painting.

Event Runs from: March 14- March 18 from 9:00 am to 5:30pm

This event is not free but it is filled with fun.

For more info or to sign up:

Call:  602-254-3100

 

-Monica

 

Curious about Arizona’s Water

Be curious no more. Join Hilairy Hartnett a biogeochemist, professor, and oceanographer as she talks about her new discoveries in her lecture “Living in a Wet Desert.” Her talk will explore the Colorado River and look at the correlations between natural biogeochemical and management processes and how they affect Arizona’s Water. Don’t miss this informational lecture on Thursday March 17 at 7:30 pm. This event is free although, there is a $2 fee for parking.

Location:

Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV – ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration. 781 E Terrace Mall. Tempe, AZ 85287

For more info:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hilairy-hartnett-living-in-a-wet-desert-an-arizona-story-lecture-tickets-21360263122?aff=ebapi

 

-Monica

 

 

Join Shawn Wildermuth’s Hello World Show

Named after every programmer’s first program “Hello World”  Shawn Wildermuth  Microsoft’s MVP, show will be filled with information about software development. He will interview some of the most influential people currently in the field and even record his podcast during the show. Fortunately, he is visiting Phoenix on February 29. His event is Free and filled with prizes and fun. Even if you don’t win anything you still have the opportunity to listen to interesting people and be part of a live podcast recording.

For more info:

http://www.hwroadtrip.com/

 

-Monica

 

Microsoft Innovation Challenge

For more information contact rohena@nichemktg.com or visit STEAM-Innovators.com

BACKGROUND

Microsoft is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington,

that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.

OBJECTIVE

The objective is to establish a pipeline for women-owned businesses to present new technologies, services, products, processes or ideas to become competitive in the ever changing technology world to reach new markets and customers.

SCOPE

Machine Learning, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence

Identify new mobile apps, processes, services or products.  The proposal must be 2000 words or less.

AWARDS (can be one or a combination of the following)

APPROACH

DELIVERABLES FOR SUBMISSIONS

  • Microsoft Ventures
    Microsoft Ventures is a global initiative empowering entrepreneurs around the world on their journey to buildgreat companies. Microsoft Ventures works with startups at every stage of maturity to provide the tools, resources, knowledge and expertise they need to succeed.

    The goal is to help startups scale their business, bring innovative services to market and reach new customers. The primary vehicle to empower startups is through their mentor-driven accelerator program designed to help top entrepreneurs get through the challenges of building a sustainable business, gaining customers and scaling to global markets.

    Requirements and additional value for the winners:

    • Funding: $1-1.5 million

    • Revenues:  $5-10k MRR Range

    • Employees:  1-10 employees

    • Commitment:  4-month commitment at the physical Seattle Accelerator location (August 2016).  Microsoft will provide some funding to defray costs, taking no equity and will provide deep connections into Microsoft, mentors from the startup community and top quality programming.

    • Additonal Value could include:

      • ​Access to facility in Seattle, the cloud capital of the world

      • Warm introductions to top Microsoft customers

      • Connection to a network of investors, influencers and industry-leading mentors

      • Access to Azure Engineering Team

      • Equity free program

      • $500,000 Azure credits

  • Five (5) $2000.00 grants for further research

  • Includes

    • ​Airfare to Seattle, Washington to present at the Microsoft corporate headquarters:  April 21, 2016

      • Arrive April 20, 2016 – Depart late April 21, 2016

    • Hotel for one night in Seattle, Washington

EVALUATION AND SELECTION

A 2000 word proposal detailing descriptions and supporting information will be due by March 20, 2016

The proposal must include:

  • Describe the concept of your disruptive product or service regarding Machine Learning and/or Artificial Intelligence and/or technology solutions using or compatible with the Microsoft Azure platform.

  • What need or problem does your idea address?

  • Who is the intended market for this product or service?

  • What is your business expertise?

  • What do you need to launch your product or service?

Questions: please email Rohena@NicheMktg.com

http://www.steam-innovators.com/#!microsoft-info-page/skmlv

Conservation International Special Event with Dr. M. Sanjayan

Dr. M. Sanjayan

  • Executive V.P. and Senior Scientist, Conservation International

In a world of seven billion humans, can wild nature continue to exist? The environmental movement has long been dominated by a Western philosophy that sees humans as separate from and detrimental to nature. While great strides have been made in the past few decades, most scientists agree that conservation efforts are not keeping up with the vast scale of planetary change.

Dr. M. Sanjayan is a conservation scientist, writer, and Emmy-nominated news contributor focused on the role of conservation in improving human wellbeing, wildlife, and the environment. His distinguished scientific work has been published in the journals Science, Nature and Conservation Biology. The National Geographic Society recently selected Sanjayan for its Explorers Council, a group of leading scientists, researchers, and explorers who advise and counsel the Society across disciplines and projects. Sanjayan is also a Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a senior advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative.

  • Executive V.P. and Senior Scientist, Conservation International

In a world of seven billion humans, can wild nature continue to exist? The environmental movement has long been dominated by a Western philosophy that sees humans as separate from and detrimental to nature. While great strides have been made in the past few decades, most scientists agree that conservation efforts are not keeping up with the vast scale of planetary change.

Dr. M. Sanjayan is a conservation scientist, writer, and Emmy-nominated news contributor focused on the role of conservation in improving human wellbeing, wildlife, and the environment. His distinguished scientific work has been published in the journals Science, Nature and Conservation Biology. The National Geographic Society recently selected Sanjayan for its Explorers Council, a group of leading scientists, researchers, and explorers who advise and counsel the Society across disciplines and projects. Sanjayan is also a Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a senior advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative.

For more information, click here.

@ASU

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Anthony Garcia

I am a long term student that never quite finished an Art degree, that I never needed (you don’t need a degree to be an artist). I always felt a little trapped in just considering myself as an artist, and was always drawn to big questions about the mind. Philosophy was my introduction to some very cool and interesting questions and along the way decided that science was the best route to explore those questions, because I found that Philosophy was too much of an armchair exercise. So out of the armchair in and into the lab and field is the way I saw my path into Science, but still thinking of myself as artist. After all I still turn to my pencils, pens and paint to enjoyably pass the time.
Much of the early questions from Philosophy that I found so perplexing and never tiresome to think about were from a section of Philosophy called: the Philosophy of Mind. The Mind, in my opinion is a hornet’s nest of mind-boggling mysteries. The idea that somehow Our brains, an organ that sits atop our shoulders has a seemingly endless amount of complexity, but all made of mundane matter and run on energy; chemicals, atoms, energy transfers, ions, all stuff that science majors are made to sit through and memorize. This physical activity is somehow related, nay! May even be even the very meanings we discern from others words, the images we call up when we think of a particular day, the very phenomenal seeing of a particular red when we see a red object. How in the world is this possible!? This and more super-hard, perhaps unsolvable, problems are what beckoning me to some path I have concluded that the beckoning was a path to neuroscience.
I am currently interested in Creativity, Insight, emotional cognition, and neuro-aesthetics as my somewhat tamer issues that I hope to perhaps work in. So in the end I am a man of at least two lives, I often now say now it feels like Art is my wife and Science my mistress. I hope to encourage here people of that hybrid nature, the people of many hats; those that admire breath as well as depth. To all you kinds out there I bid you welcome!Self-portrait

2016 RECYCLEMANIA TOURNAMENT

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7 a.m.
RECYCLE!! RECYCLE!!

GCC is competing in the 2016 RecycleMania tournament from February 7 – April 2, 2016.

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.

In 2015, GCC finished in 7th place for Waste Minimization.  Our goal is to improve our placement in this year’s competition.

We need YOU to waste less and recycle more!

Choose to reuse… Gaucho cups are now available in the Palms Cafe with discounted refills.

Fun at the Phoenix Public Library

The library doesn’t have to only be about reading. The Burton Barr Central Library has a program called MACH 1 which welcomes anybody from artists to hackers. MACH has programs for the video game designers, video editors, coders, and much more. There are even lessons for 3D modeling. Now your weekday evenings can be filled with fun and rewarding expierences.

Website for more details and dates/times

http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/teens/Pages/MACH/MACH.aspx

 

Attention NAU Transfer Graduates… in Engineering, Math and Science!

The recruitment coordinator, Jen Johnson, for NAU’s College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences is looking for recruits. Jen Johnson also manages an NSF grant funded program called Transfer-GEMS (Transfers to Graduates in Engineering, Math and Science), which provides financial, academic and social support to Arizona community college transfer students. They are recruiting there third year cohort of 14 students into the Transfer-GEMS program and would love to have applicants from our institution, GCC.

Attached is a flyer and a link to the scholarship application: http://www.nau.edu/CEFNS/Student-Resources/Scholarships/.

NAU’s priority deadline is March 21, but we will be accepting applications through April 2016.

Please let Jen Johnson know if you have any questions about the Transfer-GEMS program or any of our bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields @ NAU.

Transfer-GEMS Informational Flyer

 

Kind Regards,

Jen Johnson

Program Coordinator

College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences

Northern Arizona University

Biological Sciences (Bldg #21), Rm. 132

PO Box 5626, Flagstaff, AZ 86011

928-523-5528