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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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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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Wrap-up from 21st Century STEM: Integrate 2 Innovate

I spent two full days in downtown Phoenix at last month’s 21st Century STEM: Integrate 2 Innovate conference. This ambitious event was presented by the Arizona STEM Collaborative (AzTEA-Arizona Technology in Education Association, ASTA-Arizona Science Teachers Association, AATM-Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics) and Science Foundation Arizona. Keynote addresses from Hadi Partovi and Elizabeth Holmes…

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Who Provides the STEAM in Tucson and Southern Arizona?

Green saguaro with clouds of steam above it, with words STEAM in the Desert

Ever wonder about the organizations behind the STEM and STEAM programs in Southern Arizona? Here’s a quick roundup, in no order but alphabetical, of just a few of the *whos* responsible for the amazing learning opportunities that happen here!   LOCAL Bio5 Institute at the University of Arizona http://www.bio5.org/ Biosphere 2 http://b2science.org/ Children’s Museum Tucson http://www.childrensmuseumtucson.org/…

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Building STEM Connections Around Arizona

Observatory on hill against starry sky

This afternoon, I was a lady who lunched. My dining companion was Antoinette Beiser, Lowell Observatory‘s Leadership Gifts Officer. Our paths had crossed late last year when Antoinette was looking for ways to get the word out about Lowell Observatory to potential donors in Southern Arizona. Today was our chance to talk in person. Our conversation ran…

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Nature Connects features stunning LEGO® artistry of Sean Kenney

Nature Connects photo

I came across a 2014 news story out of Miami, when Zoo Miami hosted Creatures of Habitat, a traveling exhibition created by LEGO® artist Sean Kenney. The traveling exhibit, originally hosted at the Philadelphia Zoo, depicted nine animal species whose habitats are stressed–from a harlequin frog to a polar bear. Over a six-month period, Sean used more than 250,000 LEGO® bricks to…

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