AZ Significant Media Arizona Technological innovation Council honors legislators championing tech

The Arizona Technologies Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, these days introduced their picks for the 2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) Outstanding Technology Senator of the 12 months, Exceptional Know-how Consultant of the 12 months and prime Tech 10 Winner Legislators in recognition of their roles in advancing technologies in Arizona. The profitable legislators will be honored at GCOI on Tuesday, November 8 from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Conference Heart, 100 N. 3rd St., West Constructing, 3rd Ground.


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“The Arizona Technological know-how Council and our state’s technology neighborhood operate intently with the state Legislature to pass legislation that empowers our innovation ecosystem and economic climate,” mentioned Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Council and SciTech Institute. “The senators and reps on this list perform a pivotal function in supporting the Council and its associates expand Arizona’s technology market, teach our potential STEM leaders and lower the pink tape to innovation. We thank them for their services.”

“We are honored to realize this distinguished team of legislators who are advocating for the foreseeable future of technologies in Arizona,” stated Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Their steadfast attempts go on to improve Arizona’s technology field when highlighting our attractiveness as a countrywide destination for innovation. We are grateful for their collective efforts to boost and develop Arizona’s know-how landscape.”

Arizona’s most prestigious company leaders will celebrate the state’s engineering innovation and management through GCOI, which will consist of an awards ceremony, networking, and foods. The party will consist of a strolling dinner and Tech Showcase followed by a theatre-model awards software. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at https://www.aztechcouncil.org/occasion/gcoi2022/.

The winners of the 2022 GCOI legislator awards and their present districts are:

Outstanding Engineering Senator of the Yr:

Sen. TJ Shope, District 8

Senator TJ Shope has been a longtime champion for the engineering market, particularly in advocating for engineering corporations to convey opportunities to his district and supporting verified financial progress packages that have superior returns on expense for the point out. His perseverance has paid out dividends for his district and beyond, with the expansion of the spot attracting a number of engineering providers and bringing high-top quality work opportunities. He has also been a strong advocate for transportation infrastructure and the impression it has on Arizona’s capability to fulfill companies’ transportation requirements. Shope helped protected funding for the enlargement of Interstate 10 and proceeds to work toward conference Arizona’s very long-expression infrastructure requirements.

Excellent Technologies Consultant of the Calendar year:

Rep. Jennifer Pawlik, District 17

Consultant Jennifer Pawlik has consistently helped guarantee the passage of the Council’s important legislative priorities. Though education and learning is her leading priority, she also understands the impact of confirmed incentives to not only

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The Pack is Back and Smarter Than Ever

More than 7,000 students have arrived on Michigan Tech’s campus to start the fall
semester, including
the second-largest class of incoming first-year Huskies since 1984.

Following last year’s record-breaking enrollment, Michigan Technological University
welcomed 7,073
students to campus this fall, including 1,388 incoming first-year students. John Lehman, vice president for university relations and enrollment, said last year’s class of new first-year students and this year’s class represent the two largest
since 1984. He also noted that
the average GPA of 3.83 for this year’s incoming class is a new University record. Overall
enrollment grew 1%.

We’re so pleased to welcome another talented group of students to Michigan Tech,” said Lehman. “Over the course of the day first-year students move
in, I ask them and their parents, ‘Why Tech?’ I heard it’s the quality of faculty
and the opportunity to work closely with them from day one. I heard they want the
rigorous academic challenge and the preparation that experience provides. And of course I heard they want the
high salary offers that our degrees command in the employment marketplace.”

More than 2,100 of Michigan Tech’s current students are women, continuing a decade of steady increase in the number
of women ch
oosing Tech. Women will make up nearly 30% of the student body — the University’s
highest percentage ever. 

And for the third straight year, the proportion of students from domestic underrepresented
minority groups grew and now make up over 11.5% of the student body.

To Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Wallace Southerland III, these numbers suggest encouraging trends. “Once again, Tech’s enrollment numbers reveal what we already know to be true — that Michigan Tech is a flagship technological university where students of all backgrounds
want to be. We offer exceptional academic programs taught by superior faculty and
we offer extraordinarily excellent student development experiences at a reasonable
cost for families.”

“The quality of the academics we offer and the unique life experience that Huskies get while they’re at Tech continue to attract a student body that is
exceptionally smart and increasingly diverse.”Wallace Southerland III, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Since 2014, enrollment in programs now within the College of Computing has nearly
doubled, averaging more than 11% year-over-year growth. [
Enrollment in current College of Computing programs is shown in gold. The secondary
axis (black) plots relative growth since 2014.]

Of the University’s five colleges, none is growing faster than the College of Computing. “The demand for computing talent in the tech industry has never been stronger,”
said Dennis Livesay, dean of the College of Computing. “Our college’s growth reflects
that demand. We’re thrilled to be offering the quality of education that our students
need for success in the 21st century workforce.” 

The College of Engineering has been Michigan Tech’s most prominent college for many generations, and its reputation
for producing some of the world’s most successful engineers continues to thrive. Programs
seeing increases

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