A STEM competition like no other! The Arizona Science Bowl is an annual math and science competition for Arizona middle and high school teams, presented by Solugenix and the SciTech Institute. There are several roles to choose from including moderator, judge, score keeper and more, as well as two different days in February that you can volunteer. Sign up today!
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.
The IT Institute will help prepare students for Arizona’s jobs of the future by utilizing cutting-edge tools that will help students familiarize themselves with vital technology before they enter the job market. The site will also serve as a convening location for workshops, industry advisory groups, meetups and networking functions.
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.
So how do Arizona’s two largest metro areas stack up when it comes to opportunities for STEM positions? The answer is, pretty well. WalletHub ranked Tucson No. 21 and Phoenix No. 38 among the country’s top 100 most populous metro areas.
Arizona enjoys a diverse mix of tech industries and professions, with the average technology wage nearly double the average wage in non-tech sectors. Currently, employees in computer systems design, semiconductor manufacturing, and aerospace product and parts manufacturing account for roughly half of all annual wages across the state of Arizona.
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.