ASQ in the Community

Challenger Space Center

  • ASQ Phoenix provided a grant in Summer 2016 to the Challenger Space Center
    • Goal: promote interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
    • Programs include building robots and “young astronauts”
    • Purpose: Teach students critical thinking and problem solving skills needed for technical jobs
  • Are you interested in supporting our vision at the Challenger Space Center?

Ted Thal Memorial Scholarship at ASU

Ted Thal was a chair of ASQ Phoenix and a significant contributor to the establishment of Quality Assurance programs in Arizona.  Because of his contributions, a scholarship honoring these contributions has been established by the Phoenix Section of the American Society for Quality.

This scholarship program is being administered by the ASU Foundation.

Criteria for the scholarship are:

1. Recipients must be full-time Engineering Students in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. Recipients must also maintain a 3.25 GPA or higher to qualify.

2. Selection Process:  Recipients shall be chosen by the Scholarship Office in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering.

For more information about the scholarship program please contact:

Future City Competition

The Future City Competition introduces students to engineering concepts through practical applications of math and science. Student teams are guided by volunteer engineers and teachers as they design and build their vision of the urban world of tomorrow. Competitions are held state level followed by Regional level. Teams that win the Arizona Regional proceed to the finals in Washington, DC in February.

Each year ASQ Phoenix sends a team of judges to the Arizona competition and chooses a school team for a quality award.

Like previous years and this year too, ASQ Phoenix sponsored “The Quality Award” for the Arizona Future Cities Competition. A team of ASQ members were sent as judges to the Arizona competition for choosing a winner for the award.

For 2019 the team that was awarded the Best Application of Quality Concepts is “Ping Heng” student team from Desert Winds Middle School.

The student team, Kya Hoskins, Joel Smith and Caeden Bolander and project manager Maverick McDonald worked with teachers Joe Szciltytuk and Jacque Wittle.