Homecoming at the UA Tech Park

On October 30, hundreds of Tech Cats - employees of companies housed at the UA Tech Park - celebrated Homecoming at the UA Tech Park in preparation for the University of Arizona's homecoming festivities. Attendees enjoyed food, games, giveaways and music courtesy of the Copper Thunder Marching Band at Cienega High School.

Tech Parks Arizona would like to thank its sponsors for making this event possible.


Driving Innovation Forward: Roving Brunch Bus Tour

During the TENWEST Festival, over 60 innovators, entrepreneurs and community leaders hopped aboard Cat Trans and heard from University of Arizona (UA) superstars while they explored the UA's innovation hubs - The Forge, UA Tech Park, UA Center for Innovation, Solar Zone at the UA Tech Park, UA Tech Park at The Bridges, UA Health Sciences Innovation Building and UA BIO5 Institute - all while enjoying a roving brunch.


Women in STEM Unconference

Tech Launch Arizona recently presented Flourish HERE, a free half-day unconference, that covered the opportunities for STEM-oriented women, the Tucson innovation ecosystem and topics from inventorship to funding. Carol Stewart, associate vice president of Tech Parks Arizona, kicked off the afternoon with a short keynote encouraging attendees to approach the world with, in her words, "all the confidence of a 4-year old in a Batman t-shirt."


Chief Science Officers Visit the UA Tech Park

On October 17, several Chief Science Officers (CSOs) and their industry mentors met for their biannual cabinet assembly and toured the UA Tech Park. CSOs are students elected by their peers in grades 6-12 to be a liaison for STEM and innovation activities in their schools and community.


Tech Parks Arizona Wins PRSA IMPACT Award

Tech Parks Arizona was recently recognized by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) - Southern Arizona Chapter at the 2019 IMPACT Awards. Tech Parks Arizona was presented with an IMPACT Certificate of Excellence in the Community Relations category for the Women of the UA Tech Park campaign executed throughout March to celebrate National Women's Month. The UA Center for Innovation was also presented with an IMPACT Award of Excellence in the Government/Public Affairs Program category for the SBA Road Tour.


Tenant Feature - IBM

IBM has been a part of Tucson since building a tech facility in 1979 and has remained a tenant since the University of Arizona purchased the property to develop the UA Tech Park. IBM's Tucson site has established itself as a strategic facility for the corporation. Staff at IBM Tucson focus on data storage systems, software and support. To celebrate IBM Tucson and its great collaboration with the UA Tech Park over the past 25 years, the dedicated team banded together, withstood the heat and assembled into a human IBM logo.


People of the Park

Tech Parks Arizona would like to welcome Milana Marshall, student worker, to the team. Ms. Marshall is currently a senior at Vail Academy and High School located at the UA Tech Park campus. She serves as student body president and is actively involved in Future Business Leaders of America. Since the beginning of her high school career, Ms. Marshall has completed over 500 hours of community service to give back to her community.


Tech Parks Arizona creates interactive ground, which generates, attracts and supports technology companies and talent in alignment with the goals of the University of Arizona.