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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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Poetry, dendrology, and astronomy unite for Moon Tree Celebration

Four University of Arizona organizations will come together on Friday, October 30, to commemorate the planting of the UA’s moon tree. Truly a STEAM event, the Poetry Center, the Lunar and Planetary Lab, the Tree Ring Research Laboratory, and the Campus Arboretum will celebrate the sycamore that graces the UA campus between Flandrau Science Center and…

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Why Was THA Community STEM Festival Different From All Others?

Earlier this month, Tucson Hebrew Academy, a private K—8 school in Arizona, presented its first-ever Community STEM Festival. Since attending the event, I have talked with people who were also part of the festival, both exhibitors and visitors, and universally I have heard words like amazing and terrific used to describe their experience that day.…

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Exploring STEM at 2015 SARSEF Future Innovators Night

I had been waiting a while to catch this moment and SARSEF‘s 2015 Future Innovators Night was my chance. This child was checking out the Mad Science Tucson display at the event, and I just happened to be walking past. In fact, the resident mad scientist running the display was about to pack up his equipment…

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2015 SARSEF Cox Future Innovators Night

I had the pleasure of attending SARSEF‘s 2015 Cox Future Innovators Night on March 11 at the Tucson Convention Center. What a blast! More than 75,000 STEM research projects were entered in Southern Arizona science fairs this school year, and 1,903 of them were selected to compete at SARSEF. The TCC exhibition hall was lined with…

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Tucson’s 2015 Arizona SciTech Festival events

The Arizona SciTech Festival‘s 2015 kickoff is January 31, with a fantastic downtown Phoenix event, Connect2STEM. But what if you’re in Baja Arizona? What’s happening when? Give us our STEM! The Arizona SciTech Festival website offers a sortable events calendar–if you’re looking for Tucson-area events, select Pima County and/or Southern Arizona as filters. Here is…

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Connect2STEM kicks off the Arizona SciTech Festival during Super Bowl Weekend

Logo for Connect2STEM

My most recent guest blog post for the Arizona SciTech Festival is about Connect2STEM, the Festival’s 2015 kickoff event that happens Saturday, January 31 from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. in downtown Phoenix. To write it, I talked with Allison Otu, Director of Outreach and Communications at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix. Her excitement and…

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