ACE Program

The ACE Program Helps At-Risk Students Achieve a College Education

Angela Chavez, Director MCC Early Outreach Programs, explains the ACE Program, Achieving a College Education.  Chavez says it is an opportunity for underrepresented students to gain the hands-on experience of college, and it helps them learn that college is something they can accomplish. All of the Maricopa Colleges have an ACE program. Rio Salado has...
waterproof flooring

Breakthrough Waterproof Flooring Helps Protect Your Home

Ken Tran, founder and CEO of AAA Hardwood Floors talks about a new wood flooring product that is waterproof. He begins his demonstration by showing a piece of wood flooring he has been soaking in water for two hours. When he removes the plank it has stayed intact and is not damaged by the water....
AAA Hardwood Floors

Beautify Your Home with Affordable Hardwood Floors

At AAA Hardwood Floors, they manufacture, produce and design beautiful hardwood floors that can fit almost any budget. In addition, they sell, install, service and warranty their products all under one roof. AAA specializes in hardwood floors, laminate floors, tile and carpet. Their goal is to design a product that is beautiful to the eye...
Mitee Mite

Kids Are Going Crazy for New Game that Makes Learning Fun

A local dad saw a need to make learning fun so he came up with Mitee Mite, a super hero who uses her powers to teach kids.  Mitee Mite makes learning fun!
Cut flowers

Cut Flowers 101 – How to Keep Flowers Healthy and Fresh

Dennis Thompson, owner of White House Flowers gives Monica some tips on how to keep cut flowers healthy and fresh. Fresh cut orchids and roses last the longest In warm desert temperatures bacteria tends to grow in the water and it should be changed every few days. Arrangements should be fed when water is changed Use warm...
McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

Experience A Beautiful Ecological Treasure Up Close

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy remains dedicated to preserving the beautiful Sonoran desert for all to enjoy. The Conservancy has made great strides in protecting our Sonoran Desert and McDowell Mountains from urban encroachment. They also have a wide range of programs designed to enrich visitors’ time while visiting the preserve. They lead narrated hikes, bike...
scorpions, blacklight

Night Hunting for Bark Scorpions in the Arizona Desert

In this entry of the STEM Journals, Brad Piccirillo braves the dark of night to meet up with Randy Babb of Arizona Game and Fish to hunt for scorpions. Scorpions are nocturnal and the best way to find them is to look for them at night. They will glow if you shine a black light...
OdySea Aquarium

OdySea: The Making of a 2 Million Gallon Aquarium in the Desert

Rising up form the desert floor is a spectacular man-made creation, the incredible OdySea Aquarium. See how one man's dream turned into an engineering marvel in this one-of-a-kind special presentation. OdySea is the brain-child of Dr. Amram Knishinsky. Growing up in Israel, he would spend summer days at the beach swimming, snorkeling and exploring the...
anthem arizona

Anthem, Arizona Really Does Have it All

Just a short drive up the I-17 and you’ll see the community of Anthem, Arizona. Built in 1999, this family-friendly community is filled with amazing amenities. A 63-acre park anchors the development complete with a community center that houses a full exercise facility and lap pool. There is also a water park next to the...