2017 Kickoff Conference: Schedule + Sessions Listings

Kickoff Promotion: #azscitech @azscitechfest 


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**Sign up for the Limited-Capacity Educator session “Video Game Design Workshop for STEM Teachers/Mentors” (happening 10:15am-12pm, repeated 1:15-3pm) HERE . 
(*Note: Both Educator Sessions Are Now Full)

**Sign up for one of the Limited-Capacity MAC sessions HERE . Sessions include…. 

– Option #1: MAC Printmaking Workshop: Solarplating [10:15-11am] (Capacity: 12) (Session Full)
– Option #2: MAC Glass-Making Workshop: Flameworking (Field Lens & Siphon) [11:15am-12pm] (Capacity: 12. Age limits: 13, or 11 with parent or guardian) (Session Full)
– Option #3: MAC Glass-Making Lecture/Demo: Hotshop (Hot Science) [1:15-2pm] (Capacity: 20) (Session Full)
– Option #4: MAC Jewelry-Making Lecture/Demo: Electroforming, Electro-Etching, & Vitreous Enamel on Copper [3:15-4pm] (Capacity: 15) (Session Full)

**Limited-capacity sessions are First Come, First Served. 


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This year’s program will include 7 tracks with interactive panels, discussions and talks in the seven following tracks:


Computer Science and Engineering – Engineering has become one of the hottest interdisciplinary topics in education these days. Learn about opportunities to engage from exciting speakers to coding opportunities!

* Keynote with Fredi Lajvardi
* Underwater Dreams Screening 
Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Workshop 
* Starting and Running a Makerspace
* A Show Case of the Latest Virtual Reality-Based Immersive Technologies (Special Feature!! Check this out on the 3rd Floor of the Main Lobby!
* Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) 
* Participate In a Mind-Blowing Hour of Code  (Special Feature!! Check this out on the 3rd Floor of the Main Lobby!
* Women in Engineering & Computer Science 
* How to Produce a STEM Virtual Field Trip! 
Change Lives and Open Doors by Teaching Coding (Even If You Don’t Know How)

Art, Design through STEM – Experience how the arts are directly interconnected with STEM and see what fascinating “STEAM” endeavors are being made in Arizona.

How Does a Community Design Itself? [Community-Engaged Design Through Prototyping] 
* Printmaking Workshop: Solarplating (*[L]imited Capacity)
* Glass Making Workshop: Flameworking with Laurie Nessel: Field Lens and Siphon (*[L]imited Capacity; Age limit: 13, or 11 with parent or guardian)
* Glass-Making Lecture-Demonstration: Hotshop with Seth Fairweather: Hot Science (*[L]imited Capacity)
* Jewelry-Making Lecture-Demonstrations: Electroforming, Electro-Etching and Vitreous Enamel on Copper with Polly O’Dette (*[L]imited Capacity)
Imagined Realities: STEM Learning and New Media 
* Geometry in Food 
* Superfoods for a Super Hero’s Life
* Once Upon a Science 
Improvise Data 
Video Game Design Workshop for STEM Teachers/Mentors (*Session held twice for increased attendee opportunity, *[L]imited Capacity)
* Video Game Design Expo 

STEM Instruction – Innovative ideas and practices to impact science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics in and out of the classroom 

* Modeling STEM Instruction
* Creating an Effective Program of Study and the Impact on Workforce Development 
* Educator Lunchtime Meetup 
STEM/STEAM Projects for Homeschoolers 
* Arizona STEM School Community of Practice [*Closed session. Open to 2017-2018 AZ STEM School Community of Practice members only
* STEM Identity Journey
Bioinformatics in the Classroom – Mining the Information in Genomes
* Hands-on STEM Learning for Educators Workshops (2 for 1 sessions)
       The Internet of Things: Connecting Everyday Objects to the Internet (please bring a laptop + smartphone) + Creating 360 Degree Tours for VR, Mobile, and Desktop
       Kids Making Sense + Experience It – By Doing- STEM Experiential Learning
       Robotics in the Classroom + Drones in the Classroom 
       3D Technology: Bring the Future of 3D Technology to Your Classroom… Today + First Lego League for Your Classroom 
* Educator STEM Innovations SWAP (12+ Rotations to Choose From!)

Community STEM Action and Volunteerism – Find out what role STEM plays in our community and learn about how everyday people are making a difference in the world of STEM! 

* Mentorship 101: Mentorship in Motion
* The March for Science Panel
* Volunteers in STEM 
* Community Organizing to Promote STEM Experiences 
* Think Outside the Box – Tips, Templates, and Tools 



STEM Careers & Business – Come discover what exciting careers and jobs are out there, and find out what the future of Arizona holds! 

* The Impact of Emerging Technologies in Arizona 
* From A to Z: Everything You Need to Know About Everything 
* The Post-Genomic Era, What Does It Mean? 





Festival & Event Planner Track – Best practices to plan, promote and build partnerships for your event.

* Branding By Design 
* Communities Engaged: S.T.E.A.M is Everywhere! 
* Event-Planners: Secrets of the Trade. Let’s Meet Up! 
* Social Media: A Relationship-Building Party 
* Keeping it Alive: Offering up Fresh Perspectives 



Student Voice – Learn how students are transforming the landscape of STEM in our communities.

* Arizona’s Got STEM Talent Show IV (**Still seeking talent! Click link for more info!**) 
* Chief Science Officer (CSO) 101- What Does It Mean to Be a CSO? 
* Teen Science Cafés: Putting Teens in Command of Their Future