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Contribution helps local girls ‘CREATE’

On Nov. 5, Arizona Science Center unveiled the new “Innovation Hallway” at CREATE honoring Jon Madonna, a retiring AT&T board member, and his wife, Lynn Madonna, who is a trustee with the center.

More than 150 fourth- through eighth-grade girls recently participated in the Arizona Science Center’s 4th annual Girls in STEM event, which concluded with a simultaneous rocket launch on the center’s front courtyard (submitted photo).

More than 150 fourth- through eighth-grade girls recently participated in the Arizona Science Center’s 4th annual Girls in STEM event, which concluded with a simultaneous rocket launch on the center’s front courtyard (submitted photo).

AT&T contributed $250,000 to the Arizona Science Center in Madonna’s name to support CREATE, which is a community hub dedicated to using state-of-the-art, computer-controlled equipment to collaborate on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) projects.

The unveiling was part of the Arizona Science Center’s 4th annual Girls in STEM event, which provided hands-on workshops mentored by women in STEM careers. Throughout the day, 150 fourth- through eighth-grade participants designed and built their own rockets, concluding with a simultaneous rocket launch event. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Councilwoman Kate Gallego were in attendance. In addition, $15,000 of AT&T’s contribution will support the Girls in STEM program.

For more information about the Arizona Science Center, visit www.azscience.org.

 

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