Making an Impact on Arizona’s Future STEM Workforce

Apr 26, 2016 3:24:00 PM

What does it take to change the future STEM workforce in Arizona? Answer: One university campus, two days, forty educators and over eighty volunteers from the Arizona tech industry. The Arizona Science Bowl relies on these participants and more to further the cause of building a world-class STEM workforce in Arizona.

This year marks the 11th Annual Arizona Regional Science Bowl—the only math and science competition of its kind. Through this event, local community members further the cause of developing a world-class STEM workforce in Arizona. On January 28th, High School students from throughout the State of Arizona will convene to compete at the ASU West Campus.

4701 West Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306, starting at 9 a.m.

It will be followed by a second event on February 4th for Middle School students.

Thirty-two teams of high school students representing 20 schools from throughout Arizona will test their knowledge of science and compete for the first place prize and a free trip to the National Science Bowl in Washington, DC, April 27 through May 1, 2017. The regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science, provide an awareness of future career options in STEM, and deliver a venue for exercising their achievements.

The Arizona Science Bowl is sponsored and organized by Solugenix Corporation, in coordination with the Arizona Technology Council Foundation. The event is also supported by the ASU New College School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences.

“We are pleased to once again play a key role in building Arizona’s STEM workforce. What we are doing is sowing the seeds for future generations.” Shashi Jasthi, President and CEO of Solugenix Corporation.

The public is invited to watch the competition and support the teams. Admission is free.

About Solugenix

Back when IBM and Burroughs were focused on selling hardware and throwing in software and services as an afterthought, Solugenix was the first company to specialize in software development and services. Since then, we've outlasted all of our competitors and have maintained a stable team for more than 50 years.

Now with more than 1,200 employees, we've expanded our core competencies to include: product development & management, help desks & support centers, ServiceNow® implementations & support, professional staffing, and business process automation technologies, including RPA, AI and Machine Learning (ML).

Solugenix supports the development of a strong STEM workforce to ensure future economic growth and prosperity.

Our corporate headquarters is in Brea, Calif.,  with additional offices around the globe. For more information, visit or call 866-749-7658.

About Arizona Technology Foundation

The Arizona Technology Council Foundation is dedicated to supporting STEM education (mostly informal experiences) by carrying out projects, programs, fairs, bowls and festivals that focus on STEM. The purpose of this support is to motivate students to seek educational and career paths in STEM-related fields. Visit to learn more.

About ASU New College

The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University’s vibrant West campus focuses on a personalized learning experience and on the complex and unique ways that different fields of study interact and affect one another to better prepare students for the future. Visit to learn more.

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