Anyone considering the IT jobs Phoenix (http://jobs.insight.com) has to offer among their future career plans could benefit from an upcoming festival.
Gov. Jan Brewer and a number of other local leaders recently announced that the first ever Arizona SciTech Festival will take place during February 2012 as part of Arizona Science and Technology Month.
The six-week festival will feature more than 200 organizations from the arts, education, sports, business, and the community. The organizations involved will hold different events to show the public how science and technology are everywhere.
Arizona State University, the Arizona Technology Council, and the Arizona Science Center teamed up to launch the event. Financial support will come from a number of sources, including the Helios Education Foundation, Flinn Foundation, and Cox.
“Arizona is an intellectual center and emerging world leader for advances in aerospace, aviation and defense, semiconductor and electronics information technology, optics, life science, health science, renewable energy and telecommunications,” Brewer said in a statement. “Arizona is now focused on ushering in the next generation of great scientific and technological leaders and must cultivate the scientific talents of all its students.”
In the future, the state hopes to have more public celebrations of science, technology, and education in an effort to raise student and public awareness of the impact that science and technology have in our lives, as well as to inspire the next generation of scientific leaders.