Tribute & Memorial for Thomas Innes


We are deeply saddened to share the loss of Lifetime Trustee and former Board Chair Tom Innes. Tom helped to transform Arizona Science Center from a storefront pilot to a statewide hub for science learning. Beginning his 30-year career as Intel’s 38th employee and ending it as a world-renowned innovator in the microprocessor industry, Tom realized many opportunities to live his passion for science and technology. From leading workshops for hundreds of elementary and middle-school students to establishing a microprocessor design center in Israel, Tom made it his mission to ensure individuals across the globe could similarly realize the possibilities the combination of technology and ingenuity has to offer. An engineer at heart, he never saw a problem that couldn't be solved, or at least better understood, by plotting it on graph paper. 

Celebration of Life 

Tuesday, May 28 | 6 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the life of Tom Innes with his family, colleagues, and friends at the Science Center.  RSVP is appreciated. 

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Memorial Gift 

We are honored that his family is respectfully requesting contributions to the Science Center in his name. Please consider making a gift in his memory.

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