Conference Session: “Make it S.T.E.A.M – Y”

Track: SciTech Festival Meet the Mentors   “Make it S.T.E.A.M. – Y,” a session about creating experiences through S.T.E.A.M., is an interactive opportunity to see how creativity and play provide clarity around innovating and integrating S.T.E.A.M into business and educational practices with a focus on Process over Product. Session Objective: In this session you will learn […]

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Conference Session: “Theming Your Event”

Track: SciTech Festival Meet the Mentors  When it comes to creating an event, one of the most essential elements is the theme, as this is what will both attract attendees and help to create an event that is memorable and uniquely yours. How do you come up with a strong theme for your event that […]

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Conference Session: “Student-Led Events”

Track: SciTech Festival Meet the Mentors  Did you know that several of the SciTech Festival events that happen during Festival season in February and March are actually planned and run by students? Join three of our very own students who will share how they each turned their ideas in to a STEM event success! Presenters  […]

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Conference Session: “Event Planners Meet Up”

Track: SciTech Festival Meet the Mentors  What are you doing for lunch? If you are an event organizer, why not join in on the “Event Planners Meet Up,” an informal lunchtime session in which event planners can come together to share best practices with one another, serve as mentors for other event planners, and connect […]

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Conference Session: “Building Collaborations”

Track: SciTech Festival Meet the Mentors  A variety of platforms exist on which cross-sector community partnerships can be built, and festivals are no exception. Over the years, a number of efforts have been done to develop community partnerships, including events such as the Chandler Science Spectacular, the Verde Valley SciTech Festival, and the Prescott Regional […]

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Conference Session: “Desert Detectives – How Science is Preserving our Last, Best Places”

Track: STEM in Our Communities  Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve is like no place else. Spread across more than 30,000 acres of spectacular desert, it is home to diverse wildlife, lush flora and jaw-dropping topography. This oasis of beauty and solitude, however, exists near neighborhoods, office parks and one of the busiest corporate jet ports in […]

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Conference Session: “Personalized Medicine: The Future has Already Started in AZ”

Track: Future STEM Pathways  Personalized medicine means the right drug for the right patient at the right time.  Here is AZ, we are building a solid foundation for continued future success, from several strong HS programs, to top-rated university research efforts to applied clinical research to industry collaborations.  Hear from experts in each of these […]

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Conference Session: “How the Intersection of Cognitive Neuroscience and Educational Technology Creates a Deeper Learning Environment”

Track: School STEM Best Practices  Come join our interactive and collaborative session where we explore the relationship between Cognitive Neuroscience, Educational Psychology, and Technology and how the intersection of these fields can provide a deeper and meaningful learning environment for all students.   As a group, we will explore aspects of Cognitive Neuroscience (how the […]

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Smith’s EXXON Car Featured at Kickoff Conference

Brainstorm Begins: Trying to appeal to the educators. “Think STEM doesn’t matter? Every STEM principle is used in order to make this race car go 150 miles per hour and win 27 times on the way to winning the Arizona State Championship. Drivers who have driven this car have gone on to the Indy 500. […]

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Conference Session: “Outdoor STEM-Centered Education”

Track: STEM in Our Communities  Integrating & Innovating STEM across the Curriculum-Connecting STEM practices to core curriculum content and instruction through informal outdoor education. How can outdoor learning experiences contribute to meaningful experiences in classroom?  During this interactive learning experience, participants will gain knowledge about the unique and changing role of outdoor education in our […]

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