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Innovations and collaborations that utilize our renewable resources and foster 21st century industries are creating a bright future for Arizona. 

Arizona strives to build and maintain healthy climates in the nanotechnology, aerospace and defense, and bioscience industries. To this end, the state nurtures growth and creates school programs that inspire the next generation to become leaders in these fast moving, cutting edge fields.

Meeting Challenges at Arizona’s Universities

Innovative facilities, creative minds and industry partnerships are ensuring a workforce well equipped to meet tomorrow’s demands in energy, biosciences, technology, and more!

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Arizona SciTech Festival

Celebrate Arizona’s leading role in science, technology, and innovation with activities and events that engage, inspire and spark imagination across entire communities.

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Research Observatories

When the sun goes down, researchers seek answers to the mysteries of the universe as Arizona’s world-class telescopes scan the skies. What have they found?

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Space Exploration at Arizona’s Universities

Arizona’s leading role in journeys to Mars, asteroid studies, and advanced imaging techniques makes it a center for space exploration and a close collaborator with NASA.

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Phoenix Mars Lander

Using the latest technology to explore the surface of Mars, the 2007 Phoenix mission, led by the University of Arizona, revolutionized our knowledge of the Red Planet.

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Ten Astronomical Achievements in Arizona

Home to some of the best observatories, astronomy, and planetary science programs in the world, discover ten achievements from Arizona that are shaping knowledge of the universe. 

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Innovators in Arizona

Joaquin Ruiz

Joaquin Ruiz is the Dean of the College of Science and Professor of Geochemistry at the University of Arizona. He discusses global climate change and the effect that it has on water as well as the ongoing experiments at Biosphere 2. 

Craig Barrett

Craig Barrett

Craig Barrett, retired CEO of the Intel Corporation, discusses technological innovation in Arizona

Innovation in energy and technology

Wind Power

Wind Power

Wind is a clean, domestic, renewable energy resource that can help America realize a secure energy future. Northern Arizona University has initiated a program to increase interest in wind power called Wind For Schools.

Fab 32 Launch

Fab 32 Launch

Intel uses semiconductors to create ever-smarter technology for home, office, and industry. Housed in Chandler, Intel is now investing $3 billion to build the Fab 32 plant, a development lab for the latest innovations in nanotechnology—the most advanced chip manufacturing plant in the world.

Intel Semiconductors

Intel Semiconductors

Intel employees and machines build semiconductors. Semiconductor manufacturing and distribution is one of Arizona’s largest industries. This product, a component of the world’s most exciting technologies, comprises 40% of the state’s exports!

Past Features

Native plants offer commercial possibilities to Arizona farmers. Guayule is a promising source for...
Experimental farms are growing algae and sweet sorghum—two crops that can help solve the energy...
Arizona companies provide advanced products to international customers, and enhance in-state...
Over 500 aerospace and defense companies in Arizona develop aircraft, UAVs, and cutting-edge space-...
The compact, highly maneuverable, multi-role fighter aircraft is a star of Arizona’s Army, Air...
Great weather, testing ranges, military bases, and industry partnerships have helped Arizona become...
Comprising almost 40% of the state’s exports, semiconductor manufacturing is one of Arizona’s...
CAP brings Colorado River water through a 336 mile canal to Phoenix, Tucson, and twelve American...
With a 333% increase in solar installations in 2011, Arizona boasts some of the largest and most...
Groundbreaking solar programs and partnerships with developers, businesses, and power companies at...
Wind energy projects on the Colorado Plateau could bring economic benefits to several counties and...
Hear energy Secretary Leisa Brug’s take on transforming Arizona’s energy profile and discover...
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is the nation’s largest energy producer and the only plant in...
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Arizona’s learning institutions have developed research programs that address some of the most...
Thanks to strategic collaborations and smart growth, Arizona is now a fast-emerging biomedical...
Former mining communities of the Copper Corridor businesses are developing a sustainable tourism...
Dr. Mary Poulton, head of the University of Arizona’s mining engineering program, believes Arizona...
Arizona's Universities not only make breakthroughs in the biotechnical field, but use agriculture...