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. 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. AT&T also donated an additional $15,000 to support the Center’s Girls in STEM program.
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 4th-8th 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.
“AT&T strongly believes in providing STEM training to students to help prepare them for future success in the workplace,” said Jerry Fuentes, president of AT&T Arizona and New Mexico. “That’s why we’re proud to support the Arizona Science Center. It’s an investment in the future of our community.”
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Photos from the unveiling of the new “Innovation Hallway” at CREATE dedicated to Jon and Lyn Madonna. Top: Girls in STEM participants launch rockets. Bottom (left to right): Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton; Alexander Madonna; Jon Madonna; Lynn Madonna; Councilwoman Kate Gallego; Jerry Fuentes, president of AT&T Arizona and New Mexico; and Chevy Humphrey, president and CEO of Arizona Science Center.