Nanotechnology could improve the way we treat deadly diseases like cancer through improved drug delivery and earlier detection. Geoff Notkin visits the University of Arizona Cancer Center to see how they’re using nanotechnology to target drug delivery of toxic chemicals to tumor cells, rather than treating the entire body with chemotherapy.
Nanotechnology advancements in energy, medicine, materials and other areas rely on working at tiny scales. Geoff Notkin visits the Molecular Design and Biomimicry Lab at Arizona State University to find out how they’re producing nanostructures from DNA – tiny containers and scaffolds that can be the toolkits of the future.
Nanotechnology gurus Jameson Wetmore and Ira Bennett educate Geoff Notkin on some of the basics of Nanotechnology. What is the scale involved and why is there so much buzz about what huge improvements Nanotechnology might deliver?
The semiconductor industry has been using Nanotechnology for decades so Geoff Notkin and Young STEM Investigator, Peyton, visit Intel to find out how improvements in microchips helps us in our daily lives. Smart phones, tablets and laptops are just part of the freedom in portability that Nanotechnology brings us.
The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix recently started a SMART Girls Robotics Club with the help of Cox Communications. Teams compete to build a robot that is programmed to adapt to multiple challenges. To win, the girls have to use their knowledge of physics, engineering, and programming to navigate courses and complete tasks. This is a great opportunity for these girls to see how science, technology, engineering and math are fun and integral in our highly technological world.
For more information, please visit www.bgcmp.org
From the classic plays Zoot Suit to Frida Kahlo check out how Latinos’ express culture and art through theater. Ricky Ariaza from Teatro Bravo and James Rivas aka Manic Hispanic from Mega 104.3 FM will be sharing with us the art of Latino Theater.
Join JR while he visits a local art gallery, Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center (ALAC), where you will experience Latino Art from paintings to theater. JR speaks to Marcelino Quiñonez, program coordinator of ALAC. Marcelino will share with us on what you will experience during a visit — from the art, music and theater to the community events this art gallery provides. A cultural destination for Arizonans and visitors who want to experience Latino Arts.
For more information, please visit www.alacaz.org
With the help of Be A Leader Foundation, Maria Hernandez is another Hispanic success story. Maria is now a student at ASU, and she is focused on motivating and inspiring other students to attend college. The mission of Be A Leader Foundation is to increase the number of college-going students by empowering them to become college bound, focused and prepared through leadership training and mentoring.
For more information, please visit www.bealeaderfoundation.org
Our Su Vida cameras caught up with Silk for an exclusive Musica interview when they were in concert here in Phoenix. Silk is best known for their hit singles “Freak Me” and “Happy Days” from their debut album, Lose Control (1992). Another hit from Lose Control, “Girl U For Me”, helped the album reach double platinum status. They later had success with singles such as “I Can Go Deep”, “Hooked On You”, “Don’t Rush”, “If You” (released February 23, 1999), “Meeting In My Bedroom”, and “We’re Calling You.”
Parientito from Campesina 88.3 FM and Manic Hispanic from Mega 104.3 FM will share info with us on the yearly Hispanic Heritage celebration that takes place at Rawhide. From the culture, food and entertainment of this Mexican celebration of independence, Fiestas Patrias 2014 is a fun filled event, sponsored in part by Cox.
Cholla Chargers take on the Sabino Sabercats in Tucson, AZ. (Highlights – Oct. 16, 2014)