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Building Arizona’s STEM Ecosystem

It’s that time of year again when the Arizona SciTech Festival presents its kickoff conference, gathering together Arizona’s educators and STEM outreach community for a day of learning. This is the event’s seventh year! This year’s conference, Building Arizona’s STEM Ecosystem, is being hosted by the Mesa Center for the Arts. I am looking forward to the … Continue reading Building Arizona’s STEM Ecosystem

Forbidden Planet | Shakespeare in the Stars

Forbidden Planet is tonight’s featured movie at The Loft to celebrate the National Evening of Science on Screen. Released in 1956, the movie adapts Shakespeare’s The Tempest to a setting on another world. UA Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and author Chris Impey will discuss the future of space travel before the screening. More at The … Continue reading Forbidden Planet | Shakespeare in the Stars

Celebrating a birthday in style with UA College of Science lecture

I am looking forward to the final lecture in the UA College of Science Spring Lecture Series this year, because it falls on my birthday. What better time to contemplate reality!         Domesticating the Quantum Presented by Pierre Meystre, Editor in Chief, American Physical Society Monday, March 6 7:00 – 8:00 p.m … Continue reading Celebrating a birthday in style with UA College of Science lecture

Uplifting messages to the world travel into the stratosphere and back again

World View and TMC for Children cooked up a holiday project for kids in Southern Arizona: Have the children write letters to the world expressing their hopes and dreams, then send those messages aloft in a balloon to travel into the stratosphere and back. Once the messages were recovered after their trip to the edge … Continue reading Uplifting messages to the world travel into the stratosphere and back again

NASA JPL engineer Nagin Cox: “I didn’t know it would be like *this*!”

When she was fourteen years old, Nagin Cox dreamed of working at JPL. But as the NASA JPL engineer explains in this engaging and inspiring keynote address for┬áthe Pima Community College STEM Innovation Challenge Showcase on October 15, 2016 in Tucson, AZ, she didn’t know working there would be like this!