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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.

The Latest & Greatest in AZ STEM Innovation

Harnessing Electricity & Magnetism to Design the World’s Most Powerful Satellite (Viasat Inc.)    Assistive Technology: Improving Lives of People with Disabilities Through a STEM Challenge (Southwest Human Development)   Arizona’s Got STEM Talent Show V (Spaces still open for talent! Email Marisa for more info!) (Science IS Fun)   From A to Z: Everything You Need to Know About Everything […]

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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: “Bringing Equity Into Education”

Track: Bridging the Barriers in STEM  This session will explore ways to promote equity in STEM programs, ensure each child learns in a fair and equitable way, and identify and address inequity in educational settings. We will also look at recruiting from an inclusive perspective to promote program accessibility for diverse populations.   Presenters: Brittney […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “How Blood Cord Research is Saving Lives”

Track: The Latest & Greatest in AZ STEM  In this session, attendees will learn how cord blood stem cells can be used like bone marrow stem cells to treat and cure over 80 life threatening diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell disease. The AZPublic Cord Blood Program has had 48 life saving transplants […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Develop An Impactful STEM Program With Three Steps: Engage, Inspire, Empower”

Track: STEM in Education  This session will give strategies on how to have a successful STEM program. It will explain how to engage, inspire and empower the students to own their learning. Future Stars, is starting it fourth year of the Hands On STEM program. We will discuss how we have been able to keep […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Are We Graduating the Entrepreneurial Doers and Thinkers the World Needs?”

Track: STEM in Education    Preparing students for the future workplace is about cultivating their entrepreneurial mindset – an approach that values “initiative, intelligent risk-taking, collaboration, and opportunity recognition”. This session will show educators why building a movement of impact-driven entrepreneurship in their school is crucial to student success. In addition, this session will cover […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Ticonderoga Red Eye Saloon”

Track: STEM in Education  The workshop presents the concept and reaction of acids and bases using household material that goes along with a story  This workshop presents to participants the concepts of acid and base reaction following the AZ science standards. We present the neutralization reaction between acid and base incorporated with an activity for […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Snakes on a Plane: Fun Times Review”

Track: STEM in Education  Snakes on a Plane is an engaging review game that engages all students who are required to play and move every turn. It is easy to set up and can be adapted to any subject area, topic, and grade level. Come test your general science skills, play and see how it’s […]

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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: “It isn’t Rocket Science: Rocket Science On A Low Budget”

Track: STEM in Education  During the session, participants will create two types of rockets using simple, inexpensive materials that they can use in their classroom to fit a variety of themes such as telemetry, variables, graphing and the engineering design process. The first rocket is a simple straw rocket using tape, paper and a straw. […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Biodiversity PEEK STEAM: Leaving No Child Inside”

Track: STEM in Education  Biodiversity PEEK STEAM workshops help educators see that science and art are creative arenas where mistakes are important and that curiosity, compassion and wonder spark real learning. In this session, teachers will learn to empower their students by doing real, student-driven, conservation and citizen-science projects outside! Handouts will be given at […]

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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: “STEM: How Science Brings Music to Life”

Track: Arts & Sneaky Science  This session will focus on engaging and embodied techniques for teaching physics, engineering, and design concepts through project based learning. Explore the basic physics of sound with games and activities that get everyone up and dancing. Discover how the classification of musical instruments can reinforce the processes scientific inquiry. Finally, […]

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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: “Kids Making Sense”

Track: STEM in Education In this session, teachers will explore air pollution through hands-on investigations taken from Kids Making Sense, a global environmental education program designed to bring real world science into the classroom. Participants will learn about particle pollution: how it forms, common sources, and methods for measuring particles in the air. Then they […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Help Make Clean Water Happen!”

Track: STEM in Education The session will start with background information about what stormwater is (rainwater once it hits the ground). We’ll discuss where stormwater goes, and the type of pollution that can get into our stormwater and travel to our local waterways. Together we help prevent water pollution (clean up trash, pick up pet […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Using Technology to Personalize Learning”

Track: STEM in Education Come explore how Arizona State University has developed interdisciplinary STEM education resources, grounded in education research and specifically designed for middle and high school educators and their needs. Research evidence has shown the value of both active learning and adaptive feedback (VanLehn, 2011; Freeman et al., 2014); both have been incorporated […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Collaborative Lunch: Physics Fun for Physics Educators”

Track: STEM in Education This collaborative lunch is an informal way for educators and STEM leaders who want to collaborate and share their STEM activities. Bring your FAVORITE STEM ACTIVITY, and pass them around to share as we discuss one of our favorite topics and fight the “decline in physics!”   Lunch Meetup Leader: Scott […]

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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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