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: “Problem Solving with a Purpose”

Track: STEM in Education Participants will engage in a mini-Human Centered Design Process and learn how this method of instruction drives the cycle of continuous student learning and improvement by placing an emphasis on self reflection, feedback and iteration. This session is great for the beginning to the advanced levels of STEM implementation in your […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Open Lunch Meetup: Rural Connections & RAIN”

Track: STEM Workforce & Our AZ Community If you live in the rural regions of Arizona, this FREE casual lunchtime meetup is the perfect opportunity to connect with other leaders who are part of rural Arizona, and who are just as enthusiastic and excited to connect as you are.    Session Leader: Kal Mannis, Rural […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Leading from the Inside Out”

Track: STEM Workforce & Our AZ Community Have you been trying to find ways to help your people become more engaged in STEM, to help your people in their personal development?  Come to listen to ASU’s Organizational Development Consultant discussed the G.R.O.W. coaching model and how a simple tool can lead to greater engagement.   […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Joint Forces: Military and STEM”

Track: Arts & Sneaky Science Did you know that STEM is a core facet of the military?  It is used every day — from technology, to aviation, to physics! Come learn how the military integrates STEM into their everyday lives.    Panel Moderator: Captain Angelo Rossetti, Civil Air Patrol, Arizona Wing Director of Aerospace Education, U.S. Air […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Assistive Technology: Improving Lives of People with Disabilities Through a STEM Challenge”

Track: The Latest & Greatest in AZ STEM Many of us use Assistive Technology (AT) every day. Glasses and wheelchairs and IoT enabled exoskeleton systems, oh my! Learn how Southwest Human Development and the MAKERS of Change event committee are bringing High School STEM teams into the fold and improving the lives of young children […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “The Arizona Autism Workforce: A Pathway For a STEM Workforce with Autism”

Track: Bridging the Barriers in STEM The focus of this SciTech Kickoff Conference workshop will center on the relationship between education, business and government in meeting the increasing needs of students with Autism who have a desire to enter a highly-skilled workforce in a rapidly evolving economy. The format for the session will include a […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Harnessing Electricity & Magnetism to Design the World’s Most Powerful Satellite”

Track: The Latest & Greatest in AZ STEM Innovation Curiosity, Kids, Electromagnetism, Innovation, and Global Reach: We figured out how to connect them, from the start (schooling) to success (the world’s most powerful satellite). Learn how we bridged that gap, and how YOU can do the same, no matter who you are!  Viasat Inc. is […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Ask A Female Engineer”

Track: Bridging the Barriers in STEM All your questions about being a woman in the male dominated field of engineering will be answered!  In this panel-presentation, female engineers will share their experiences about what it’s like to work in engineering, a field that is traditionally of a male majority. Students, parents, and educators can ask […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Coding – A Basic Skill for the Future?”

Track: STEM in Education With increasing adoption of technology in our lives, is coding becoming an essential skill for future? As we know, technology has now permeated all modes of human existence, be it cars for transportation,  satellites for aerospace, and even home appliances for everyday use. And what do each of these have in […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Future Skills Needed for 21st Century Tech”

Track: STEM Workforce & Our Community What are many of our leading industries, such as Intel, doing to create the data-centric future, and in parallel an understanding as to what the current state of our education systems need to support this future? Some facets are within our control, and some are not. In this session, […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Answered: The How-Tos and Where Nexts of Creating Community Tech Centers”

Track: STEM Workforce & Our Community How do you explain when things do not go as planned? How are those with less doing more? What is it about all successful programs and spaces? How are they different? There are six universal truths about these programs and spaces. Through this interactive workshop, learn how all makerspaces […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Community Tech Centers – The Evolution of the Maker-Space”

Track: STEM Workforce & Our Community Maker-spaces and accompanying technologies are exciting spaces being offered in schools, libraries, and community centers. The foundation upon which maker-spaces were initially created of the past few years, “to provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent have started to shift and change” now […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Disguised Learning Through STEM Sports™”

Track: Arts & Sneaky Science No matter the age, we are subjected to experiences, some considered entertainment, that have redeeming value, convey knowledge and ultimately educate us. But do we even realize the education that we are receiving? This session will reveal ways to educate youth through new methods of learning so that they have […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “The New Careers that STEM Creates”

Track: The Latest & Greatest in AZ STEM Innovation CREATES (celebrating research education, advanced technology, engineering, and science) which is what these new professions do. STEM is an ever-growing field, with new research developments and applications. Jobs that are done today did not exist even 20 or 30 years ago, and varying credentials that were not […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Get Hands-on with Nano”

Track: STEM in Education Activities developed at Nano-Link, a National Science Foundation regional center, part of the Advanced Technological Education Program, will be used to illustrate how a simple material’s “macro behavior” can be used to illuminate a number of key nano concepts. Nano-Link module development principles and learning outcomes (based on Big Ideas in […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Arizona’s Got STEM Talent Show V”

Track: The Latest & Greatest in AZ STEM Back by popular demand, come see what amazing STEM talent awaits at our Fifth Annual Arizona’s Got STEM Talent Show! We will have about 6-7 “acts” for the session featuring STEM leaders from all over Arizona! Each team will have 3-5 minutes to present their demo. YOU choose […]

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2017 Session: “Paper Planes & Flying Machines: a STEAM Activity”

Track: Art, Design Through STEM  If you were going to design a STEAM powered airplane what would it look like? In this activity for students in middle-school, students will decorate their own paper airplane, before we launch them into the sky! They will learn what choices work or don’t in creating lift.   Presenter: Nova Hall, […]

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2017 Session: “RAIN Lunchtime Meetup”

Track: Community STEM Action & Volunteerism  If you are a part of the RAIN Grant (the Rural Innovation and Activation Network), or are interested in meeting up with your STEM leaders in the rural parts of Arizona, bring your lunch and join them in this Lunchtime Meetup!    Host: Kalman Mannis, Project Director for Rural Activation and […]

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2017 Session: “Paper Planes & Flying Machines: a STEAM Activity”

Track: Art, Design Through STEM If you were going to design a STEAM powered airplane what would it look like? In this activity for 5-10 year olds, students will decorate their own paper airplane, before we launch them into the sky! Children will learn what choices work or don’t in creating lift.   Presenter: Nova […]

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