The Arizona SciTech Festival is entering its 10th year, a good time to look back on how we started and where we’re going. The festival is more than just an impressive array of events where you can build a rocket, experience river biology or gaze at the stars. What’s more, the festival is a convening place for Arizona’s STEM ecosystem. It’s an opportunity for teachers, professionals and industry leaders to meet, fly the STEM banner, and strategize how they can continue to build support for STEM and attract young people into the field.
SciTech Institute announces the 2021 Arizona SciTech Festival season begins Jan. 30 and runs through February, marking 10 years of inspiring interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) statewide. All ages will enjoy fun and engaging events and activities during this annual celebration while building their STEM knowledge. New for 2021, the popular tradition will feature both in-person and virtual events from a variety of locations. Fifty signature events will be hosted by a variety of organizations whose members have worked to redefine the Festival season through experiences in virtual settings.
SciTech Institute is excited to announce the 2021 Arizona SciTech Festival season, marking 10 years of celebrating STEM in Arizona. In honor of this achievement and in the spirt of STEM innovation on which the Festival was founded, the innovative organization is evolving to more effectively meet the needs of the state’s communities and residents.
Zovio, an education technology services company, is partnering with the Arizona SciTech Festival and the SciTech Institute™ to encourage STEM exploration and education in Arizona. As a Silver Sponsor of the 2020 Arizona SciTech Festival, which runs from January 25 to April 30, 2020, Zovio is helping to foster STEM education in more than 80 cities and towns statewide.
Now in its ninth year, the SciTech Festival isn’t a single-day event. It is the country’s third-largest science festival with more than 800 organizations partnering to present more than 2,300 events throughout the year. The festival offers abundant opportunities for kids, teens and adults to explore STEM across the state through interactive events, workshops, exhibitions, displays, lectures and tours. Best of all, SciTech events are free!
The Arizona SciTech Institute completed its first training event for level 2 Chief Science Officers (CSOs) at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe. Students from existing CSO programs received training on expanding the reach and depth of their initiatives.