Conference Session: “Creating a STEM Culture in Schools”

Track: School STEM Best Practices  Having a STEM culture is not just about the availability of core STEM subjects, it’s about having a STEM mindset and providing an environment to apply the skillsets to their everyday lives. Join this “speed dating”-style session and engage in a conversation with AZ STEM school leaders. Presenters:  Lane Mann, Alhambra High School Tricia […]

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Conference Session: “Chief Science Officers and Civic Action”

Track: Student Voice  Join our Chief Science Officers (student STEM advocates) in a community-style environment as they discuss the means through which they have already become involved and will continue to work with civic action. Topics will include their role in Washington DC this past summer, the development of the CSO program into a nationwide […]

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Conference Session: “Hackathons”

Track: Computer Science & Tech  This panel of Arizona-grown hackathons will discuss the impacthackathons can have on education, community building andinnovation and how they can create new technology and undercovercreative solutions.   Register for the 6th Annual Kickoff Conference today!  

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Keynote Session: “Parallel Perspectives: Viewing Earth from Space and Discovering Space on Earth”

Track: Future STEM Pathways  Speakers: JANE POYNTER is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arizona-based World View Enterprises, a company pioneering discovery at the edge of space through the use of high-altitude balloons. Poynter will expound on World View’s goal to provide the “orbital perspective,” and will explain how viewing Earth from space changes people’s […]

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Conference Session: “Hispanic STEM Success in Arizona”

Track: Social Equity & STEM  The Hispanic community is underrepresented in most STEM fields, but Hispanic stories of success in Arizona are movie material. Who would have thought that high school students will design, built robots, participate in sophisticated competitions and win against top Universities? This panel will share some good stories of STEM success […]

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Conference Session: “Building Innovation Through Robotics”

Track: School STEM Best Practices  Robotics can be a useful forum for engaging students in engineering and teamwork through the fun and competitive nature of sport. Learn from high school robotics club presidents on how to start and maintain a robotics club in your school or community.    Presenters:  Chief Science Officer Dhruv, Hamilton High […]

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Conference Session: “Internet of Things”

Track: Future STEM Pathways  Today, even lightbulbs, thermostats, and toys have microprocessors in them and can connect to the internet. What does this mean for us now, and what amazing feats will this allow us to accomplish in the future? Ask the experts at the forefront of the field.     Presenters:  Chris Matthieu, Citrix, formerly […]

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Conference Session: Tales from the Arizona Cyber Warfare Range (Cybersecurity)

Track: Future STEM Pathways  The Arizona Cyber Warfare Range is a unique resource available to the the residents of Arizona. Learn what goes on there and how you can keep yourself and your devices safe online from experts in the field. Also, learn about how you can become part of the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry. […]

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Conference Session: “Drones and Autonomous Vehicles”

Track: Future STEM Pathways  Remotely controlled vehicles used to require substantial skill to operate. As modern computing has been integrated into these devices, some are becoming capable of flying/driving fully autonomously. What fascinating new possibilities and products does this enable, and what pitfalls do we need to be sure to avoid?    Panelists will be […]

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Conference Session: “Bridging the Connection Between STEM Professionals and Schools”

Track: Social Equity & STEM  This session will provide engaging round-table discussions centered on the values and challenges of connecting STEM Professionals from Business and Industry into schools.  STEM Professional companies and organizations will provide input of working with schools. The session will kick-off with how MCESA’s Engineering STEM Identity Program uses video conference to […]

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