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Schedule for Thryve Demo Day Summer2015

August evenings can be unpredictable in the Old Pueblo, but Startup Tucson and Thryve caught a real break Wednesday night when they presented Thryve’s Demo Day Summer2015. The temperature was perfect, and the brief spritz of raindrops was only refreshing, not drenching. The YWCA Tucson‘s spacious courtyard hosted the evening’s preliminary event, Startup Drinks, with free…

Focus on Pluto

July was all about Pluto and other small bodies in our solar system. Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, debuted a brand-new FullDome planetarium show, Exploring New Horizons, as part of its Pluto Week celebration. The show focuses on Pluto and NASA’s New Horizons mission that is at this moment…

Exploring Brains in London

When there is STEAM to be done, I don’t restrict myself to the United States, or even North America. I just got back from a week in London and between the amazing springtime weather, the history, the food, and the science, I had a blast! These photos are from London’s Natural History Museum‘s Human Biology…

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/…

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.…