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  • Save the Date for the 2019 SciTech Festival!
  • 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.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ARIZONA’S PUBLIC LEADERS THAT MAKE AZ SCITECH SO GREAT

By: Michele Peters, writer, Arizona SciTech Festival  The Arizona SciTech Festival now enters its sixth season with over 400,000 people participating last year throughout Arizona including students, teachers, parents, colleges/universities and corporations. This unprecedented growth and success would not possible without the support of elected community leaders who used their positions to further engage and […]

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Conference Session: “Arizona’s Got STEM Talent III”

Track: Student Voice It’s back by popular demand! These amazing teams of students will present engaging STEM-based demonstrations in our 3rd annual Arizona’s Got STEM talent show! We will have about 6-7 “acts” for the session.  Each team will have 3-5 minutes to present their demo.     Presenters  Dr. Bruce Bayly (Moderator), University of Arizona Mathematics […]

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Conference Session: “Modeling STEM Instruction”

Track: School STEM Best Practices How do scientists solve everyday problems? This is an activity to engage students in the discovery of how science works in the real world.  Students work through common misconceptions that science is done by a “cookbook” set of instructions provided by the teacher. Students work collaboratively to come up with […]

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Conference Session: “Hera, Give Me Strength: The Science of Wonder Woman”

Track: Social Equity & STEM Join Phoenix Comicon’s Science Programming Track as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman: Amazon princess, Army Nurse and one of the first female superheroes. Created by William Moulton Marston, psychologist, lawyer, inventor of the lie-detector, Wonder Woman, with her lasso of truth and invisible jet, enjoys a resurgence […]

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Conference Session: “Social Justice in STEM Education”

Track: Social Equity & STEM This session explores the educational landscape of Arizona’s under-represented and under-served students. We will share ways that disadvantaged students fare in our education system, types of programs that exist, and personal stories of individuals who entered STEM through academic and industry paths.  Participants will be introduced to a) approaches used across our nation […]

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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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STEM in Focus at The White House Summit on The United State of Women

Guest Author: Loretta H. Cheeks, written June 22, 2017  On June 14-15, 2016, the Honorable Megan J. Smith, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, led the way to elevate awareness about STEM careers and resources made available to communities across our nation.  At the first ever Summit on The United State of Women, over 5000 mostly women convened […]

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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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Attention All Kid Scientists: Let Your Voice Be Heard by President Obama!

If you could personally share with the President any idea on how to use science and technology to make our country better, what would you recommend? While it may be true that voting age in the United States happens at 18, President Obama now wants to hear from YOU. He is giving any and every […]

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FACT SHEET: At White House Science Fair, President Obama Calls on this Generation of Students to Tackle the Grand Challenges of Our Time

WASHINGTON, DC – On April 13th, President Obama hosted the sixth and final White House Science Fair of his Administration and celebrate the student competitors and winners from a broad range of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions. The event was the largest White House Science Fair to date, with more than 130 students from […]

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Free “Toddler Explorer” Program at Ironwood Library Starting May 3rd

Inspire Kids Montessori to host fun, hands-on, classes each Tuesday from 10:30 – 11 am   Phoenix, AZ. (April 7, 2016).  Inspire Kids Montessori is hosting a free “Toddler Explorer” program for ages 12 – 36 months on Tuesdays in May, from 10:30 to 11:00 am, at Ironwood Public Library located at 4333 E. Chandler […]

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Girls Connect with the Earth

Guest Author: Lisa Herrmann, Co-Chair Million Women Mentors-Arizona Think of Earth Day as a time to get up close and personal with earth – as in soil and dirt! A report from the National Wildlife Federation, “The Dirt on Dirt: How Getting Dirty Outdoors Benefits Kids” provides some compelling data on how playing in the […]

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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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SciTech Events at Verde Valley National Monuments

National Park Service News Release For Immediate Release – MARCH 22, 2016 Caleb Kesler, Chief Ranger, MOCA/TUZI, 928-567-5276 x222 Camp Verde, AZ-Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments SciTech Events at Verde Valley National Monuments   The National Park Service, in association with the Verde Valley Science and Technology committee is pleased to offer three different […]

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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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