Weekly roundup of education briefs.
TUSD is asking the community step up to help the district raise $10,000 for science, technology, engineering and math programming.
The University of Arizona will use a $500,000 grant to redesign five undergraduate courses and add several faculty and curriculum programs to boost science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
El Rio Community Health Center has been awarded a grant of nearly $200,000 by the nonprofit RCHN Community Health Foundation to develop a health-care career-training program geared toward the entry-level workforce, veterans and the unemployed.
Ironwood Ridge linebacker Scott Simmons tries to get a grasp on Centennial quarterback Tre'von Grant during the second quarter of the Division II state championship football game at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (Ralph Freso/For the Daily Star)
Ironwood Ridge linebacker Scott Simmons closes in on Centennial quarterback Tre'von Grant for a sack during the first quarter of the Division II state championship football game at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (Ralph Freso/For the Daily Star)
New efforts to boost Arizona's aerospace and defense sector are about to take off, aided by recent federal grants worth $1.8 million.
Sargent Aerospace and Defense is among several companies here performing advanced manufacturing in the defense and aerospace areas.
A $1.3 million federal grant will allow a UA center to expand a regional program helping hospitals and health-care providers better provide treatment through telemedicine.
Tucson's main airport plans to make a cool statement about solar energy. Over the next couple of years, Tucson International Airport plans to install a solar-powered canopy over the entire main terminal parking lot, with the help of federal and state grants.
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $19.5 million grant to the Tucson Airport Authority to fund the first phase of design and reconstruction of the main terminal apron at Tucson International Airport.
A yearlong project to redo the intersection of West Grant and North Oracle roads has begun.
The median islands are removed from the middle of Grant Road to make way for redirected traffic as work at Grant and Oracle roads begins.