AZ Sci Tech Festival

I am hosting five panels today at the AZ Sci Tech Festival. You can still attend and register on site at the Mesa Art Center.

I am also hosting a lunch meet up at the festival for those who want to create more experiences out of their STEAM and Sci-Tech events. HERE

 

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at any time – we’d love to hear from you

 

Tumor Paint

Friday, August 18, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm in the TCA gallery

What does glow in the dark scorpion venom and biomimicry have in common? Come find out. I am teaching a workshop tonight.

The Israeli Deathstalker Scorpion’s sting is excruciating, its venom can kill. Yet it’s venom is also being called tumor paint.  The Israeli Deathstalker Scorpion’s venom is also the newest cancer treatment. Tumor paint, derived from synthetically-reproduced scorpion venom, is revolutionizing how surgeons operate on cancer cells. How is this possible? Because it’s venom glows in the dark and when injected into a cancer patient to glows, but it only attaches to the cancer cells. So, surgeons are able to ensure they remove all of the cancerous cells.

If we use glow in the dark paint to trace our pathways will the directions become easier to navigate? Join me for a glow-in-the-dark, map making workshop.

Follow the Glow, learning from the Israeli Deathstalker Scorpion

This hands-on maker project uses Biomimicry to bring together the arts and sciences. Learn that the Israeli Deathstalker Scoprion’s sting can be deadly, but its venom is leading to a medical break-through and is being used as “glowing tumor paint.” Join the TCA in a glow-in-the-dark map-making workshop.

The workshop is FREE and there is a cash bar!

Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
Free parking is available for events occurring at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

Friday, August 18, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm in the TCA gallery

 

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at any time – we’d love to hear from you

Biomimicry Art Exhibit and more

As the  S.T.E.A.M adviser to the City of Tempe, AZ I have had the pleasure of working on Biomimicry programming for this summer’s exhibition and the artist is residency program. This project is in partnership with ASU Biomimicry Center. There are activities all summer long. The kick-off is Friday, May 19, 2017, in the gallery at TCA.

 

All workshops are Free and take place in the TCA Gallery

Location: 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281 
Free parking is available for this event at the Tempe Center for the Arts

 

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy, geeky qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at anytime – we’d love to hear from you

Time: How to Steal it, Shop for it, and Invent it!

I am giving a talk on Time Management called Time: How to steal it, shop for it and Invent it!

Join me this week on Wednesday night April 19th from 6 – 8 pm

It is FREE! Please just rsvp so they have enough snacks and handouts.  Hosted at the Mesa Art Center as part of the Well Feed Artist Series by Creative Catalysts. Also, you do not have to be an artist to attend – these ideas are pretty universal. 

The Well Fed Artist Workshop Series:

Creative Catalysts brings you more FREE workshops for maker trying to make it! In this workshop, Cyndi Coon will talk about how to make the most of your time. She will talk about how to harness time to your advantage and how you actually do have more time then you realize in a given day. And what is the most valuable to us? OUR TIME!

6:00 pm Networking & Refreshments
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Workshop

RSVP:

Jen Gastelum at jennifer.gastelum@mesaartscenter.com

All workshops are free and open to everyone. Refreshments provided

Post your questions and see more details about

the workshops @ FACEBOOK/CREATIVECATALYSTSAZ/

 

Are You Fired Up? Ready To Go?

It is time to be on watch. Each one of us must pay attention in this new post truth era. Get active, use your voice. We have to tell congress that we are no longer asleep at the wheel. 

For my Arizona friends and neighbors I have compiled a list of AZ Senators and Representatives. Every time we feel like something is crazy, ill considered or down right dangerous we have to call them and let them know that we at home will keep them accountable.

If you don’t live in AZ compile your own list, for your state and share it.

Here is the AZ list:

AZ Senators

McCain, John – (R – AZ)

 

Phoenix Office

2201 East Camelback Road
Suite 115
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Main: (602) 952-2410
Fax: (855) 952-8702

 

Prescott Office

122 North Cortez Street
Suite 108
Prescott, AZ 86301
Main: (928) 445-0833
Fax: (928) 445-8594

 

Tucson Office

407 West Congress Street
Suite 103
Tucson, AZ 85701
Main: (520) 670-6334
Fax: (520) 670-6637

Washington Office

218 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: (202) 224-2235

Contact: www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Twitter: @SenJohnMcCain

 

 

Flake, Jeff – (R – AZ)

413 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

Washington, D.C. Office
Senate Russell Office Building 413
Washington, D.C. 20510
P: 202-224-4521
F: 202-228-0515

Phoenix Office
2200 East Camelback Road
Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85016
P: 602-840-1891
F: 602-840-4092

Tucson Office

6840 North Oracle Road
Suite 150
Tucson, AZ 85704
P: 520-575-8633
F: 520-797-3232

Contact: www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff

Twitter: @JeffFlake

 

 

Representatives

 

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 9th District

Phoenix Office:
2944 N. 44th Street, Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 602-956-2285
Fax: 602-956-2468

 

Washington, DC Office:
1530 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-9888
Fax: 202-225-9731

Twitter: @RepSinema

 

 

Trent Franks (R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 8th District

Washington, DC Office

2435 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-4576

Glendale Office

7121 West Bell Road

Suite 200

Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: (623) 776-7911

Twitter @RepTrentFranks

 

 

Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 7th District

Washington, DC Office

1218 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-4065

 

Phoenix Office

411 N. Central Ave

Suite 150

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: (602) 256-0551
Fax: (602) 257-9103

 

Twitter:

@RepRubenGallego

 

 

David Schweikert (R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 6th District

Washington, DC Office

2059 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2190

 

Scottsdale Office

10603 North Hayden Rd.

Ste. 108

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Phone: (480) 946-2411

Twitter: @RepDavid

 

 

Andy Biggs (R-AZ) Representing the 5th District of Arizona

Washington, DC Office

1626 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-2635

District Offices

Mesa Office

2509 S Power Rd

Suite 205

Mesa, AZ 85209

info@biggsforcongress.com
70 S Val Vista Dr Ste A3 Box #308 Gilbert AZ 85296

Twitter: @andybiggs4az

 

Paul Gosar(R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 4th District

Washington, DC

504 Cannon HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202 225-2315

Prescott

122 N. Cortez, Suite 104

Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone: 928 445-1683

 

Twitter: @RepGosar

 

 

Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 3rd District

DC

1511 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
ph (202) 225-2435
fax (202) 225-1541

 

AZ
1412 N Central Ave, Suite B
Avondale, AZ 85323
ph (623) 536-3388
fax (623) 535-7479

Twitter: @RepRaulGrijalva

 

Martha McSally (R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 2nd District

Washington, DC Office

510 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2542

District Offices

Sierra Vista Office

77 Calle Portal

Suite B-160

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Phone: (520) 459-3115

 

Tucson Office

4400 E. Broadway Blvd

Suite 510

Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: (520) 881-3588

 

Twitter: @RepMcSally

 

 

Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 1st District

WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE

126 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

OFFICE LOCATIONS

WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE

126 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-3361

CASA GRANDE OFFICE

211 N. Florence Street Suite 1 Casa Grande, AZ 85122

 

FLAGSTAFF OFFICE

405 N. Beaver Street Suite 6 Flagstaff, AZ 65001

Phone number: (928) 275-1603

Twitter: @TomOHalleran

 

 

Call Them! Tweet Them!

Email Them (via their websites)! 

Arizona Small Business Success

We’re doing it right – small business style in Arizona!

Our local business coalition (Local First AZ) is the largest in North America! The research shows that what we’re doing here in Arizona is working. The latest survey showed that Arizona businesses reported a higher rate of revenue growth of 7.1% than the national average of 6.6%, and two-thirds of respondents in cities with an active Local First, or “buy local,” campaign said that the initiative is having a noticeable positive impact on their business. You can see how far we’ve come together in such a short time:

unnamedKimber Lanning
Founder & Director, Local First Arizona

 

 

Biomimicry Challenge For Artists

Biomimicry Challenge For Artists

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If you are an Arizona artist who is interested in bringing nature’s genius to your project work and innovation strategies then you must apply for this opportunity.  You will have the opportunity to work with scientists in any field that will advance your practice. We will pair you up! Is your artwork inspired by nature/life sciences? Then this artist residency may be right for you! You will work with Cyndi Coon of Laboratory5 Inc. As the City of Tempe S.T.E.A.M consultant and residency lead,  she will guide you and push you, in your practice to create new, innovative works during this 10 week residency.

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Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts Tempe, Arizona 

Summer Artist Residency: Biomimicry Challenge

Deadline:  Jan. 20, 2017 | 5 p.m. | Free Application

What is Biomimicry? 
Biomimicry is an exciting field that seeks to emulate nature to create sustainable solutions to human problems. Today, it is used by professionals such as scientists, engineers, architects, designers and business people to create things like new and/or improved products, manufacturing processes and design standards. Well known examples of biomimicry include Velcro (inspired by plant burr hooks) and solar cells (inspired by photosynthesizing plants). For more information about biomimicry, go to biomimicry.asu.edu

The Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts sponsored by Northern Trust is collaborating with the Biomimicry Center and LeRoy Erying Center for Solid State Science at Arizona State University to coordinate a summer 2017 exhibition that explores biomimicry solutions and nature-inspired contemporary art.


About the Artist Residency
Arizona-based visual artists may apply for use of one of three studio spaces inside the Gallery for ten weeks (May 19-July 28) during the exhibition. Artists will be selected by a jury panel. Selected artists will be eligible for a stipend.


About the Challenge:
We are challenging artists to think beyond creating work that is inspired by nature. We are looking for proposals that “emulate nature to solve human challenges.” During the residency, artists will work in the Gallery studio to create a new single artwork, a series of artworks and/or a site specific installation. Visitors will be able to watch the progression of artworks throughout the summer.

How Do I Apply?

  1. Please read the residency description
  2. Please read the residency guidelines
  3. Complete the application form. Instructions for submission are located on the form.

For more information/questions, contact Michelle Dock, Gallery at TCA Coordinator, (480) 350-2867 or michelle_dock@tempe.gov

 

 

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