This is a guest blog article by Curt Cornum of Insight. High school STEM assistive technology competition connects young innovators with experts in smart devices to solve real-world challenges. Imagine being asked to create an IoT-enabled minimal viable product (MVP) in less than four weeks and then being given just eight minutes to pitch your solution to a panel of judges. This was the challenge presented to several Valley high-school STEM teams, who excelled at creating and then presenting … Read more about Insight Collaborates with Southwest Human Development on IoT Challenge to Help Children with Disabilities
Akshaya Venkatesh, a STEM student from BASIS Scottsdale, has been named one of the top young scientists in the country by being named among the 30 finalists in the eighth annual Broadcom MASTERS, the nation’s premier science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) middle school competition. She was scheduled to compete Oct. 19-23 in Washington, D.C., for more than $100,000 in awards after creating a mobile application that minimizes food waste. It lets users list the type of produce … Read more about BASIS Scottsdale Student STEM Finalist
Caterpillar engineers are getting the opportunity to develop hands-on skills in welding and machining, thanks to an educational partnership between the company and Pima Community College in Tucson. The Applied Technology Academy at the college’s downtown campus will offer a series of hands-on courses designed to teach engineers and other non-technical professionals fabrication skills. The first two programs will be Machining for Non-machinists and Basic Welding for Non-welders while it is … Read more about Caterpillar Engineers to Gain Hands-On Skills
The Arizona SciTech Festival Community Stakeholder Summit is just under one month away, and we are thrilled to announce an incredible lineup of speakers, presentations, workshops, demos, discussions, and more. The event content is intended to provide local leaders and STEM enthusiasts the tools they will need to engage in the 2019 Arizona SciTech Festival in February and March. See full event info and registration here. What Can Attendees Expect? There is going to be incredible sessions that … Read more about AZ SciTech Community STEM Summit: What to Expect
More than 1,200 leaders in business, industry, education, government and other sectors are expected to attend the largest collaborative STEM conference in the state when the Eighth Annual Arizona SciTech Kickoff Conference: Community Stakeholder Summit is held Oct. 3. Also included in the all-day event at the Mesa Arts Center will be more than 60 engaging exhibitors and more than 50 sessions focused on topics such as STEM Workforce & Our Community and Arts & Sneaky Science. Lunch will … Read more about SciTech Kickoff Oct 3: Register Now!
Scottsdale-based Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) in partnership with Florence-Darlington Technical College in South Carolina has received funding from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program to assist community colleges serving Hispanics. The $584,274 grant enables the two organizations to implement interventions each has developed to improve the success rate of community colleges serving Hispanics when they seek NSF grants. The interventions developed by the … Read more about Science Foundation Arizona to Support Colleges Serving Hispanics
This is a guest blog article by Caitlin Derr with the Microsoft TEALS Program. If you’re looking for a way to harness your computer science (CS) skills and make an impact in your community, we invite you to become a Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) volunteer. Computer science is a vital driver in today’s global innovation economy, but most U.S. high schools are unable to offer rigorous CS courses. Without CS in high schools, our students are missing out on essential … Read more about Become a TEALS Volunteer
Three of the Maricopa Community Colleges have been named recipients of Science Foundation Arizona’s Development of Sustainable Middle Skills Internship Programs grants of up to $21,000 each to assist in building or expanding student internship opportunities with local business and industry. The schools and their plans for the grants are: Estrella Mountain Community College’s grant will support the building of an internship program within the college’s new Engineering Institute. Business … Read more about Grants Awarded to 3 Maricopa Colleges
FINAL CALL: Be a judge at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair and encourage Elementary, Middle, and High School student researchers from across the state! Judging will take place on March 22–23 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Meals and training are provided - no experience required, however, judges must have a minimum of two years of college, or a degree in any field. Click here to register as a judge or volunteer. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. The Arizona … Read more about FINAL CALL: Be a judge at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair
The Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) is managed by Arizona Science Center and brings together first-place winners from school, homeschool, district, county and regional science fairs across Arizona to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships. The Grand Award winners in the Senior Division from the state-level fair will be selected to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair later this year. Volunteer to Judge AzSEF The AzSEF is still in … Read more about Arizona Science and Engineering Fair: Judges Needed!