MAY 2022

Neighboring Elementary School Takes Field Trip to Newly Constructed Building at The UA Tech Park at The Bridges

Pueblo Gardens, a PreK-8th grade school in the area, had the incredible opportunity to take a field trip to The Refinery to learn firsthand about new construction, career paths, and what is being built right in their neighborhood. Pueblo Gardens is a highly collaborative school located in The Bridge's surrounding community. Most Pueblo Garden students walk to school or are within driving distance.

These students had the opportunity to dress up as construction workers and tour the working construction site visiting finished building spaces and spaces currently under development. They were quite excited to tour The Refinery building because they have practiced construction furniture and such in the classroom. The visit to the UA Tech Park at The Bridges provided them the opportunity to meet with the building developer The Boyer Company and Core Construction.


Star Article Provides Update on UA Tech Park at The Bridges

Arizona Daily Star recently summarized the development updates happening at the UA Tech Park at The Bridges. The article highlights the first research building (Mission Integration Lab) being developed at The UA Tech Park at The Bridges along with the opening of The Refinery and welcoming its first two tenants, Tech Launch Arizona and University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation.


Tech Parks Arizona goes to Scotland

Peter Loya from Tech Parks Arizona traveled to the World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment in Scotland attending panel discussions, FDI training, site tours, and networking with global corporations and organizations. Information was shared about the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS), the country's home of advanced manufacturing innovation, research, technology, learning, and the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre- a new facility transforming manufacturing in the pharma industry. 


Mission Integration Lab at The UA Tech Park at The Bridges

The University of Arizona's Mission Integration Lab's walls stand tall at the UA Tech Park at The Bridges! The building comprises a tall, hangar-like “high bay,” where researchers and students can work on instruments, telescopes, and high-altitude balloon-based technology. The facility will make UArizona even more competitive for top-dollar research missions like NASA’s Long Duration Balloon flight missions.


Nominations for the Startup of the Year Award Open

The Tucson Metro Chamber's annual Copper Cactus Awards, presented by Wells Fargo, are open and seeking nominations. Tech Parks Arizona teamed up with the Chamber to sponsor the “Startup of the Year” award. We believe that it takes a village to support startups. This is your opportunity to raise the profile of deserving startups by nominating them for this award.


Carol Stewart Features on KVOI Tipping Point Radio Show

Carol Stewart was featured on the Tipping Point radio show with Zach Yentzer giving an update on the new activity at the UA Tech Park at The Bridges including our opening of The Refinery, the Mission Integration Lab, and other developments.


UACI Sponsored Launch Fueled by Startup Tucson Applications Open

The UA Center for Innovation, the on-site startup incubator network has supported over 160 startups and is excited to extend their reach to a new deserving startup. Through collaboration and sponsorship with Startup Tucson, UACI is offering a sponsored year at the incubator for one deserving startup with a committed team that is working to solve a significant business or social challenge. The total prize package is valued at $10,000. Applications will remain open through June 10, 2022.


Tech Parks Arizona Visits University of Delaware for I2RP Conference

Leaders from Tech Parks Arizona gained great insight as they got to take an inside look at the University of Delaware while attending the Insights to Research Parks conference put on by the Association of University Research Parks. The Insights into Research Parks (I2RP) event was designed for those interested in viewing these distinctive parks, learning their unique story of ongoing development and programs in addition to challenges and opportunities.


People of the Park:

Ken Kimple

Meet Ken Kimpel from Jacobs Engineering Group. He manages the workflow, project safety, and other general maintenance updates that keep UA Tech Park running smoothly. Ken is a proud Tucsonan, a Desert Storm Veteran, and earned his degree in architecture and engineering. Coming from Hawaii, he lives life with the 'Aloha Spirit' with the coordination of mind and spirit (joy and sharing). 



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