Arizona SciTech Blog
This blog is courtesy of the Arizona SciTech Festival.
Nov. 1 deadline for free registration is approaching
Contact: Marian Frank, 602-827-2022
October 17, 2017
Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the largest STEM outreach event in Phoenix. The fourth annual Connect2STEM is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, and we’re looking for exhibitors from University of Arizona departments.
Connect2STEM is meant to energize children Pre-K through high school about science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. Last year, more than 6,500 children and their parents participated in the 100+ hands-on activities offered by exhibitors. This year, we’re expecting 10,000 guests, and we’d love to have UA represented in a big way.
Exhibitors need to provide an interactive tabletop experience or activity geared toward youth.
Last year’s exhibits included the robotic daVinci Surgery System, where guests tried their hand at robotic surgery. Participants also dissected sheep and cow brains, practiced their suturing skills, completed chemistry experiments and played video games.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Register today on the Exhibitor Sign-up Form. A confirmation email will provide a link to register your exhibit’s volunteers.
- Learn more about Exhibitor Information (parking/logistics).
- The deadline to register volunteers is Friday, December 1, 2017.
- When you register, you can secure a seat on the bus to Phoenix.
Registration ensures that your organization will be included on the event map and website, and we’ll start promoting your organization on social media. Online registration is fast and easy!
The event is free to exhibitors and attendees. Register Today! The deadline to register as an exhibitor is Nov. 1.
A Connect2STEM Marketing Recap Report provides insights and information about past marketing and publicity successes. Last year’s Connect2STEM received extensive coverage by media. Check out page 19 for a full list of exhibitors you could join at Connect2STEM 2018.
Learn more about exhibitor commitments, guidelines and registration at: http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/exhibitors. For general inquiries, contact Aaron Sheets-Freburger at 602-827-2453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix admitted its inaugural class of first-year medical students in August 2007 and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The College inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. The College is uniquely positioned to accelerate the biomedical and economic engines in Phoenix and the State by leveraging vital relationships with key clinical and community partners. For more, visit phoenixmed.arizona.edu/tenyears.
Founded by Stanford and MIT graduates, STEM Revolution sets the bar when it comes to building interest and skills for young engineers.
We believe that all students deserve engaging, relevant and fun STEM opportunities. Through our After-school workshops, summer camps, and 60-foot long STEM Bus Mobile Lab, students learn robotics, electrical, design, and coding skills while working with cutting-edge technology like Virtual Reality, Drones, Arduinos and Minecraft. We also offer summer employment to local teachers, and internships to local college students! www.stemrevolution.com
The Spirit of Science brings scientists to life as actors to demonstrate to elementary and middle school children the important contributions each has made to the field of science.
Envision a “living wax museum” of just scientists. What they are looking for are individuals who will dress as a historical scientist and play this part for about an hour at an elementary school in Chandler. They will provide a costume and some information on the scientist. The participants will only spend 5 minutes with each group of children, so it’s not an in-depth exercise. They basically want to show kids that scientists have all different backgrounds and want to provide a snapshot of the life of that scientist and their contributions.
The kids are going to LOVE this and you will absolutely have an impact on shaping their world view. At this school in the Spring, one of the little girls (actually in this cohort of students we are presenting to) asked a visiting scientist if she was the, “first girl scientist ever”. Imagine the look on these kids’ faces when they see women in costume from 200 years ago explaining their fascination with science and their discoveries!
Their tentative date is Wednesday, Oct. 18th (either from 9:30ish-10:30am or 1:30-2:30pm). If that particular date doesn’t work and you are interested, please let me know as we will have future presentations of this program. We currently have hispanic (male), African American (female), and white (female and male) roles to fill. It would be appropriate for any scientist- undergrads, lab techs, tenured faculty members etc. to fill these roles.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
October is Manufacturers’ Month!
For the fifth consecutive year, Arizona will celebrate the incredible diversity and depth of manufacturing statewide during October. RevAZ, a program of the Arizona Commerce Authority, joins with industry partners in this exciting collaborative effort!
- Arizona Manufacturing Summit and Awards Luncheon
Friday, October 6
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Be there for a morning tradeshow and summit featuring industry experts and panelists discussing manufacturing issues and opportunities, followed by an awards luncheon where dynamic leaders from Arizona’s manufacturing community are recognized with awards for Excellence in Innovation, Excellence in Sustainability, Small/Medium Manufacturer of the Year, and Large Manufacturer of the Year.
- SEPTEMBER 21 2017: Lean Manufacturing 101 [Time: Full Day • 8 am to 4:30pm] – Place: Arizona Commerce Authority
- SEPTEMBER 29 2017: Warehouse Management Time: Half Day [8:30 am to noon] – Place: Arizona Commerce Authority
- OCTOBER 27 2017: Basics of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) [Time: Half Day • 8:30 am to noon] – Place: Arizona Commerce Authority
- NOVEMBER 17 2017: Managing with MRP [Time: Half Day • 8:30 am to noon] -Place: Arizona Commerce Authority
What exciting, FREE STEM events are coming up this week? Check it out below!
- Flagstaff Festival of Science 2017 [Fri 9/22 – Sun 10/1, Flagstaff]
This FREE, award-winning 10-day Festival will showcase signature events such as Science in the Park, the Flagstaff Star Party, and SCI Talks, as well as field trips, guided interpretive hikers, archaeological digs, hands-on workshops, and presentations.
- Birding Field Trip to Sweetwater Wetlands [Wed 9/27, 7am, Tucson]
Join Luke Safford for an easy walk through the Sweetwater Wetlands to see waterfowl, regular and visiting warblers, and several exciting species hiding in the reeds.
- Stargazing for Everyone [Sat 9/30, 7:30-9:30pm, Buckeye]
Take a guided tour of the night sky with professional Stargazers, Tony and Carole La Conte, from Stargazing for Everyone as they bring the universe and planets to you!
- Dragonfly and Butterfly Bash [Sat 9/23, 9am-12pm, Chandler]
Celebrate these beautiful insects with us through guided nature walks, hands-on crafts, and presentations available for all ages.
Just for Girls/Women
- Women and Girls in STEM [Wed 9/27, 7:30-9:30am, Phoenix]
Please join us for the YWCA Women’s Empowerment breakfast featuring a panel discussion from women leaders who excel in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
- The Newest in 3D Technology for Education – Lunch and Learn [Tue 9/26, 9am-1pm, Gilbert]
During this hands-on workshop, you will explore and learn about some of the newest, current, easy-to-use, and affordable 3D printers and scanners for education to inspire the next generation of innovative problem solvers in STEM. Workshop includes 4 hours of CE certificate.
- The Internet of Things (IoT): Connecting Everyday Objects to the Internet [Fri 9/29, 10-11am, Online Webinar]
Find out how to utilize “making” to bring the IoT (connecting any device with an on/off switch to the internet) to your K-12 classroom!
Find over 1,500 upcoming STEM events based off of region, age-range, subject, event type, and more on our Online Calendar of Events!
Track: Community STEM Action & Volunteerism
If you are a part of the RAIN Grant (the Rural Innovation and Activation Network), or are interested in meeting up with your STEM leaders in the rural parts of Arizona, bring your lunch and join them in this Lunchtime Meetup!
Track: Art, Design Through STEM
If you were going to design a STEAM powered airplane what would it look like? In this activity for 5-10 year olds, students will decorate their own paper airplane, before we launch them into the sky! Children will learn what choices work or don’t in creating lift.
Presenter: Nova Hall
Track: Art, Design Through STEM
If you were going to design a STEAM powered airplane what would it look like? In this activity for middle school & high school, students will decorate their own paper airplane, before we launch them into the sky! Children will learn what choices work or don’t in creating lift.
Presenter: Nova Hall