Meet our A-UBET 2013 Scholarship Awardee!

Introducing Sasha Soto- a senior from Desert Vista High School that will be attending ASU in the fall.  Sasha has earned our $40,000 A-UBET Scholarship through her outstanding achievements and dedication to the future of the USDA.  A biography of Sasha is coming soon on the “Accomplishments” page of this site.  Congratulations Sasha!


SMCC – Desert Vista Science Fair


Last night we were thrilled to host seven students from Desert Vista High School for our very first South Mountain Community College Science Fair. The event was a great success and we look forward to growing the fair in the coming years! The students’ projects were wonderful and we wish them all luck at AZSEF!

It’s Science Fair Season!


Last Thursday and Friday we were privileged to judge the Mesa High School science fair and on the 7th of February we we are thrilled to judge at the Red Mountain High School science fair!  It was wonderful to see the hard work of these bright young scientists and we wish them all luck in their upcoming competitions at the district level and AZSEF! 

Geek Week at Corona Del Sol!


Today we visited Corona del Sol to celebrate “Geek Week” and share information about USDA careers, scholarships and internships.  It was a lot of fun!  If you are a student, make sure you check out our “For Students” tab to learn about
these opportunities or “like” us on Facebook!

2012 Science Night at Corona del Sol

Last night we held our yearly “Science Night” at Corona del Sol High School.  Dr. Sian Proctor gave an exciting lecture on all of the great things that science has led to in her life.  Students were also able to tour the classrooms of Mr. Doyle, Ms. Chapman and Mr. Morgan to see and try chemistry and biology experiments.Image

Fall Workshops

This weekend we held our second fall workshop for this year, Plant Tissue Culturing.  Our first fall workshop was on Bioinformatics.  Both workshops were held in conjunction with Mesa Biotechnology Academy and were both fun and informational!  If you missed out this semester, make sure you join us next semester!  Our first workshop will be on Western Blotting and will be January 26th.Image

ALARC Intern Poster Presentation

At the end of July SMCC hosted a poster presentation of the nine interns that were sponsored by the AUBET grant to research at the Arid Lands Agricultural Research Center for 8 weeks this summer.  We had a great turnout and all of the interns did an amazing job explaining the research that they had contributed to over the summer.  Pictured below is Kendrick Chaney from Desert Vista High School.  For more pictures visit our facebook page at: