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
The Arizona Technology Council's Chief Science Officers (CSO) Program is designed to put middle and high school students at the center of STEM advocacy and community action. CSOs are elected by their peers to advocate on their school's behalf for STEM-related initiatives. Each CSO student attends a training institute to learn key leadership and professional soft skills such as communication, networking, and the use of technology. We have some exciting opportunities to engage with the CSO … Read more about Volunteer with the Chief Science Officers Program!
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
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