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: “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: “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: “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: “Can I Buy a Vowel? Awesome Careers in CyberSecurity”

Track: STEM Workforce & Our AZ Community   The news is full of stories discussing how large the deficit in CyberSecurity careers are today, but what does that really mean and how do we get students the right backgrounds to be prepared for them?  This discussion will cover just that and much more!  Join a […]

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2018 Conference Lunchtime Keynote: “Conscious Capitalism: Do What You Love”

Track: Bridging the STEM Barriers With a background in marketing, in various for profit and not for profit companies, Kyle wondered, “How can I pair the passion and commitment to community progress of a non-profit with the sustainability and reach of a for profit company?” From this question and perspective a mission evolved to tear […]

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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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XQ Phoenix Rising Competes for $10 Million Prize

XQ America: The Super School Project, a nationwide movement to “rethink and reimagine high school”, spearheaded by Russlyn Ali, Chief Executive Officer of XQ Institute, and Laurene Powell Jobs, president of Emerson Collective (and widow of Steve Jobs), is underway! (See the XQ Super School Project at www.xqsuperschool.org). Building on the notions of bold and […]

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An outreach regarding the Great Arizona Code Challenge

Calling all teachers, educators, parents, community members, and more!  Get ready for The Great AZ Code Challenge 2.0 that will be held on July 22-23 this year.  It is an MIT Enterprise Forum sponsored local event. This inaugural event last July was the second biggest hackathon in AZ history, with 120 kids, and well over 400 people at the closing […]

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PCC STEM Innovation Challenge Mentorship: Summer & Fall 2016

The Goal: Identify and prototype relevant, real-world solutions that build education and career pathways in STEM that support innovation, entrepreneurial learning and collaboration. The Challenge: The STEM workforce in Arizona is crucial to our innovation capacity and global competitiveness. Yet, in Pima County the education to employment pipeline (in most STEM industries) is underdeveloped and […]

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HandsOn Greater Phoenix VISTA Summer Associates 2016 Summer Associates Service Description

Mesa Public Library **64 E. First St., PO Box 1466, Mesa AZ 85211-1466 | mesalibrary.org   Position Title: Mesa Public Library VISTA Summer Associate   About Host Site: By providing access and guidance to information, services, and resources, the Mesa Public Library expands minds, empowers individuals, and enriches our diverse community.   About HandsOn Greater […]

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HandsOn Greater Phoenix VISTA Summer Associates 2016 Summer Associates Service Description

THINKspot at Mesa Public Library- Red Mountain Branch **635 N. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205, www.MesaTHINKspot.org   Position Title: THINKspot at Mesa Public Library VISTA Summer Associate   About Host Site: Mesa THINKspot is a collaborative workspace and maker space within the Red Mountain Branch of the Mesa Public Library. We provide the community hands-on […]

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Upcoming Meteorite-Hunting Bootcamp Opportunity for the Kid at Heart

What if you had the chance to learn magic from Harry Houdini, baseball from Babe Ruth, or acting from Harrison Ford? While those adventures may be out of reach, you do have the opportunity to learn meteorite hunting from one of the world’s most famous and successful meteorite experts, who lives and works right here […]

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INTEL… LEADS THE WAY IN TECH INNOVATION… AND EDUCATION

Intel Has Been A Leader with Interest and Involvement in STEM Education For DecadesBy: Michele Peters, AZ SciTech Writer Intel, the world’s recognized leader in technology is deeply involved and concerned with tech education known as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). But instead of only voicing their concern, they have built a culture to […]

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UNIVERSITY OF ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY – WHERE TECHNOGEEKS MEET TECHNOPHILES MEET THE DIGITAL WORLD READY FOR THE FUTURE.

UAT, Small Private Tech College Prepares the Programmers, Engineers and Tech Innovators of the Future. ​By: Michele Peters, AZ SciTech Writer​ If the thought of becoming a robotic engineer, game innovator, cyber warrior or forensic sleuth sounds right up your alley, then the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) needs to be on your “aware of” […]

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SURPRISE Super Science Saturday and Their Unsung Heroes!

Surprise’s Super Science Saturday Has Lots of Surprises in Store BY:  Michele Peters, AZ SciTech Writer   On Saturday, March 26 from 9:00 am – Noon at the Surprise Fire Station located at 15517 N. Parkview Place, the residents of Surprise, and anyone lucky enough to attend will have the unprecedented opportunity to meet, talk […]

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IN STEM, “M” CAN ALSO STAND FOR MUSIC

Jazz, Classical Music…Science and Technology.  What? BY:  Michele Peters, AZSciTech Writer    KBAQ and KJZZ have been the go to stations for classical music and jazz in the Valley for years.  So in these days of STEM where do these two stalwart institutions of music fit?  They fit perfectly.  Both stations have managed an innovative […]

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TECHNOLOGY TIME TRAVEL or TECHNOLOGY TIME WARP?

A Blend of Prehistoric, Historic and Ancient Technology BY:  Michele Peters, AZSciTech Writer   For those of us in the 21st century, technology has fairly specific meanings, ideas and objects we relate to easily.  But what about technology in the past?  Here’s your chance!  Put away the cell phone, tablet, iPod and laptop and experience […]

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PASSPORT TO TOMORROW

Avondale Library Leads STEM Event BY: Michele Peters, AZSciTech Writer Get your passport and get ready to embark on an adventure that might literally blaze a path that will lead you to a fantastic tomorrow. The Avondale Library will once again be the driving force behind the annual STEM Fest Family Event. And it is […]

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