The future of Arizona and its economy lies in our entrepreneurial spirit and thriving technology sector. In our 2019 Annual Report, The Future of Tech in AZ, we highlight the impact the Council and SciTech Institute had across legislation, education, job training, health care and the community. Please review View the report to learn about the committees, initiatives, programs and services designed to support and advance Arizona’s science and technology community.
To assist families in navigating the web to find quality, vetted resources, SciTech Institute developed a comprehensive Resource Directory compiling the educational opportunities in a single place, organized clearly by audience and topic. The directory offers families access to a wealth of engaging content in an easy-to-navigate format that is fun to search and explore.
Celebrating Earth Day 2020: The SciTech Institute, in partnership with the Footprint Foundation, is hosting educational programs featuring a slate of thought leaders including a renowned marine biologist, a former NASA space station astronaut and a producer from “The Story of Plastic.”
Help to create the STEM workforce of tomorrow: Take advantage of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit and make a donation to Science For All, a program of SciTech Institute—the foundation of the Arizona Technology Council—which provides disadvantaged youth with employer-education partnerships where they gain first-hand knowledge and workforce experience.
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!
Support low-income youth in Arizona and get a tax credit on your Arizona state tax return by donating to Science For All, which provides Arizona students with skills necessary for securing employment in STEM fields.
That was the focus of a workshop hosted during the SciTech Institute’s 2019 STEM & Innovation Summit. Many schools claim they have great STEM programs, but often offer little to students beyond AP science courses or after-school clubs. Sometimes, some teachers and administration members within a school may not even be aware of what their STEM curriculum looks like.
More than 1,200 educators, researchers and high-tech business leaders will gather to showcase new products and discuss emerging trends in science, technology, engineering and math at the 2019 Arizona STEM & Innovation Summit Sept. 17.
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