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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…

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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…

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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…

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PCC STEM Innovation Challenge

What is Pima Community College’s Innovation Challenge? Students engaging STEM to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation. Mentors from the STEM business community sharing their knowledge and experience with students. Community members coming together at an October showcase to explore the ways PCC fosters STEM learning. It is also a series of workshops. Five mentors presented pitches…

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Keep moving forward

Path in Willcox Playa, Wilcox, Arizona

I am thinking about why I do this work to connect people with STEM/STEAM. I mean really, what is the point? I have a sense that people really need opportunities to connect with possibilities, with potential, with ways to change their lives and the lives of their children. Helping people find those opportunities is important.…

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Night Wings Returns This Summer to Pima Air & Space Museum 7/23 & 8/27

Explore the museum during the cool summer evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.! Hand-on kids educational activities in all hangars. Flight Grill open for dinner. The entire grounds open until sundown. Cost: Discounted admission $10 for adults and children 12 and under FREE! For more information about Night Wings, please visit http://www.pimaair.org/edu/family-events or email: education@pimaair.org

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Sign up for Jr Shark Tank Today!

Is your student a born Entrepreneur or Inventor? Do they have interest in Business, Engineering, Technology or Science? Are they thrilled by a challenge? Then S.Y.STEM Coalition’s Junior Shark Tank Competition is the summer program for them!! From June 6-July 30th*, S.Y.STEM Coalition is conducting a scholarship competition for high school students in Tucson hosted at…

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