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  • Register Now For the 8th Annual Arizona SciTech Kickoff Conference: Community Stakeholder Summit
  • Search over 2,000 STEM events online!
  • Learn how AZ SciTech has been serving the Arizona science and technology communities since 2010.
  • Get involved through programs and partnerships that extend unique opportunities to our Arizona community.

STEM in Education

Problem Solving With a Purpose (Grand Canyon University)    Coding – A Basic Skill for the Future? (Code Ninjas)    Using Technology to Personalize Learning (Infiniscope)    AZ STEM School Community of Practice (Office of the Superintendent of Maricopa County, Arizona Science Center, AZ SciTech)    Ticonderoga Red Eye Saloon (Payson High School)   Biodiversity PEEK STEAM: Learning No Child […]

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Arts & Sneaky Science

Joint Forces: Military and STEM (Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary)   Disguised Learning Through STEM Sports™ (STEM Sports)    Get Hands-on with Nano (Nano-Link: Center for Nanotechnology Education / NSF)    Mesa Arts Center STEAM Sessions (Mesa Arts Center)    How Science Brings Music to Life (Musical Instrument Museum)   From Raw to Cooked: A Food History (Dinner at […]

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Bridging the Barriers in STEM

The Arizona Autism Workforce: A Pathway for a STEM Workforce with Autism (Science Prep Academy)   Ask A Female Engineer (STEM Spark)    Bringing Equity Into Education (ASU School of Fulton Engineering K12 Outreach / Estrella Vista STEM Academy)   Why It’s Good to TALK About Gender Parity in STEM (Girls in Tech)

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STEM Workforce & Our Community

Future Skills Needed for 21st Century Tech (Intel)    Leading from the Inside Out (Arizona State University)    Can I Buy a Vowel? Awesome Careers in CyberSecurity (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) Union Bank)    Open Lunch Meetup: Rural Connections & RAIN (Rural Activation Innovation Network)    Answered: The How-To’s and Where Nexts of Creating Community Tech Centers (STAX3D)    […]

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The Latest & Greatest in AZ STEM Innovation

Harnessing Electricity & Magnetism to Design the World’s Most Powerful Satellite (Viasat Inc.)    Assistive Technology: Improving Lives of People with Disabilities Through a STEM Challenge (Southwest Human Development)   Arizona’s Got STEM Talent Show V (Spaces still open for talent! Email Marisa for more info!) (Science IS Fun)   From A to Z: Everything You Need to Know About Everything […]

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CGUHS student among youngest presenters at this year’s SciTech conference

CASA GRANDE — Merlin D’Souza has always liked science. And at age 15, the Casa Grande Union High School sophomore will be among the youngest presenters at the eighth annual Arizona SciTech Festival conference Oct. 3 in Mesa. During the conference, she’ll talk about the ever-growing STEM field and the new careers it has created. […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Bringing Equity Into Education”

Track: Bridging the Barriers in STEM  This session will explore ways to promote equity in STEM programs, ensure each child learns in a fair and equitable way, and identify and address inequity in educational settings. We will also look at recruiting from an inclusive perspective to promote program accessibility for diverse populations.   Presenters: Brittney […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “How Blood Cord Research is Saving Lives”

Track: The Latest & Greatest in AZ STEM  In this session, attendees will learn how cord blood stem cells can be used like bone marrow stem cells to treat and cure over 80 life threatening diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell disease. The AZPublic Cord Blood Program has had 48 life saving transplants […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Develop An Impactful STEM Program With Three Steps: Engage, Inspire, Empower”

Track: STEM in Education  This session will give strategies on how to have a successful STEM program. It will explain how to engage, inspire and empower the students to own their learning. Future Stars, is starting it fourth year of the Hands On STEM program. We will discuss how we have been able to keep […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Are We Graduating the Entrepreneurial Doers and Thinkers the World Needs?”

Track: STEM in Education    Preparing students for the future workplace is about cultivating their entrepreneurial mindset – an approach that values “initiative, intelligent risk-taking, collaboration, and opportunity recognition”. This session will show educators why building a movement of impact-driven entrepreneurship in their school is crucial to student success. In addition, this session will cover […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Ticonderoga Red Eye Saloon”

Track: STEM in Education  The workshop presents the concept and reaction of acids and bases using household material that goes along with a story  This workshop presents to participants the concepts of acid and base reaction following the AZ science standards. We present the neutralization reaction between acid and base incorporated with an activity for […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Snakes on a Plane: Fun Times Review”

Track: STEM in Education  Snakes on a Plane is an engaging review game that engages all students who are required to play and move every turn. It is easy to set up and can be adapted to any subject area, topic, and grade level. Come test your general science skills, play and see how it’s […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “From Raw to Cooked: A Food History”

Track: Arts & Sneaky Science  Every human culture includes cooking – this is how it began. Cooking makes food more digestible and kills off bacteria, and every human society in the world does it.  Cooking is ubiquitous in humans. All cultures, from the Inuit of the frozen Arctic to the hunter-gatherers of sub-Saharan Africa, are […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Imagication in the Classroom”

Track: Arts & Sneaky Science  Steve Jobs defined creativity as “connecting things.” These exercises will implement that strategy while exposing students to science concepts while using their creativity. Activity: Labeling an image subsection emphasizing Botany and Biology. Attendees will look at a composite image. This is an alien creature that has been invented and drawn. […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “It isn’t Rocket Science: Rocket Science On A Low Budget”

Track: STEM in Education  During the session, participants will create two types of rockets using simple, inexpensive materials that they can use in their classroom to fit a variety of themes such as telemetry, variables, graphing and the engineering design process. The first rocket is a simple straw rocket using tape, paper and a straw. […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Biodiversity PEEK STEAM: Leaving No Child Inside”

Track: STEM in Education  Biodiversity PEEK STEAM workshops help educators see that science and art are creative arenas where mistakes are important and that curiosity, compassion and wonder spark real learning. In this session, teachers will learn to empower their students by doing real, student-driven, conservation and citizen-science projects outside! Handouts will be given at […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Experience It – By Doing – STEM Experiential Learning”

Track: STEM in Education  This creative and interactive workshop develops knowledge in areas to give teachers the tools to succeed. There are interactive group discussions and creative experiential lessons. During this interactive learning experience, participants will gain knowledge about the unique and changing role of outdoor STEM education in our changing society. The effects of […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “STEM: How Science Brings Music to Life”

Track: Arts & Sneaky Science  This session will focus on engaging and embodied techniques for teaching physics, engineering, and design concepts through project based learning. Explore the basic physics of sound with games and activities that get everyone up and dancing. Discover how the classification of musical instruments can reinforce the processes scientific inquiry. Finally, […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Picking up STEAM… Attacking Science Through Art”

Track: Arts & Sneaky Science  In this session, Pre-K & Gradeschool educators will learn about the Reggio Emilia philosophies and how to incorporate works of art from Davinci to Money into the sciences.  First, attendees will choose an artist and go through the steps of analysing the art with spacial reasoning. Then, they will use […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Kids Making Sense”

Track: STEM in Education In this session, teachers will explore air pollution through hands-on investigations taken from Kids Making Sense, a global environmental education program designed to bring real world science into the classroom. Participants will learn about particle pollution: how it forms, common sources, and methods for measuring particles in the air. Then they […]

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