The Arizona SciTech Festival is a state-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM or STEAM when you include the arts) held annually in February and March. Through a series of over 1000 expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions and tours held in diverse neighborhoods throughout the state, the Arizona SciTech Festival excites and informs Arizonans from ages 3 to 103 about how STEM will drive our state for next 100 years. Spearheaded by the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Science Center, the Arizona Technology Council Foundation, Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, the Arizona SciTech Festival is a grass roots collaboration of over 700 organizations in industry, academia, arts, civic, community and K-12.
Learn more about the Arizona SciTech Initative with these videos below.
2016 AZ SciTech promo (you can download it https://vimeo.com/149918143)
In the community Arizona SciTech has a strong, positive impact on:
- Businesses to identify the most time effective and impactful strategy to engage with the community about what they do and future career choices. 100+ businesses represented from Technology & Innovation, Aerospace & Defense, Renewable Energy, Bioscience & Health, Advance Manufacturing and Business Services have engaged;
- Schools (K-12) to strengthen relationships with local business, colleges and government and provide their students and teachers high impact settings to share their passion for STEM. 60+ school districts (representing 900+ schools) have engaged their communities.
- Existing events to increase attendance and diversify content by bringing science into unexpected venues.
- Cities to convene community stakeholders and focus on a highly visible STEM- based initiative. Chandler, for example, recruited a new company as a result of their engagement.
- Rural Communities to recognize STEM related partners and resources in their community.