Student Discovery Zone

The AZBio Awards & Life Science Fiesta are presented by AZBio and the Arizona Commerce Authority.

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Join us for an inspirational celebration of the best of Arizona’s Bioscience Industry on October 2, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center

The Student Discovery Zone at the AZBio Awards is the place where students can connect with Arizona’s growing bioscience community to engage, collaborate and make valuable connections.

The Student Discovery Zone at the AZBio Awards showcases the latest advancements in bioscience research from Arizona’s High Schools, Community Colleges, Research Universities, and Medical Schools as well as from Industry Partners.

Posters are displayed in the ballroom during the Opening Reception AND the  Fiesta!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Opening Reception

4:00 PM - 5:30  PM - AZBio Awards

5:30  PM - 8:30 PM - AZBio Awards Fiesta & Student Poster Session

Students are asked to stay with their posters from 3:00 - 4:00 PM and  5:30 to 6:30 and then are welcome to network and have fun!

Recommended poster size is 48 inches wide by 36 inches high.  Posters may be smaller but cannot exceed these dimensions. 

The submission deadline was Monday, September 9, 2019.

Applications have now closed.  If you have questions on your application, contact AZBio at 480-779-8101.


The Student Discovery Zone

is open to all full time students and recent graduates from Arizona’s High Schools, Community Colleges, Research Universities and Medical Schools.  The Student Discovery Showcase is a great opportunity for students from the region to demonstrate their skills and to receive feedback from bioscience industry members.

Student Poster Submissions are due no later than September 9, 2019 to qualify for your complimentary AZBio Awards ticket. (A complimentary ticket will also be provided for chaperons or advisors accompanying high school student presenters.)

Judges will evaluate submissions based on presentation, scientific merit and potential for real-world application.  Students will be contacted by AZBio when their poster submission has been reviewed and  accepted.  


Have a question?   Email  or call  (480) 779-8101 for assistance.  


Each student displaying their poster will receive:

  1. Their complimentary ticket to the Awards Gala (a $100 value)
  2. Opportunity to make industry connections.

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