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Arizona SciTech Blog

This blog is courtesy of the Arizona SciTech Festival.

Track: Computer Science & Engineering 

It’s been 4 years since Code.org released their first Hour of Code tutorial, and millions of students have loved solving Angry Birds puzzles with computer code. This session will explore ideas for “Hour of Code” events from the original mazes and beyond, where you can open the minds of your students to the possibilities of computer programming, even if you have never coded before. 

 

Presenters: TBD 

 

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Track: Computer Science & Engineering 

The Immersive Technologies are the wave of the future. These 3D Technologies are to be experienced and cannot be described in words. Come check out the latest Virtual Reality gear and applications to see how they will impact education and gaming. 

 

 

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Track: STEM Careers & Business 

Join a discussion of the human genome project and the clinical sequencing effort, what it means to do precision medicine, and how computation and data science can help in these efforts.

 

Presenter 

  • Dr. Liu, Arizona State University 

 

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Track: Student Voice 

Teen Science Café programs are a free and fun way for teens to explore science and technology affecting their lives. Through lively presentations, conversation, and activities to explore a topic deeply, Café programs open doors for teens to learn from experts about exciting and rewarding STEM career pathways. Come learn how develop a Teen Science Café in your community.

 

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  •  Dr. Stacey Forsyth, Director, CU Discovery Center, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ms. Cassandra Davis, Education Volunteer Coordinator, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

 

 

 

 

 

  • Dr. Katherine Riddle Penzkover, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Science Discovery, Director of High School Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ms. Sara Fyke, Science Education Solutions, Teen Science Café Network Community Engagement Specialist.

 

 

 

 

 

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Track: Community STEM Action & Volunteerism 

The March for Science was an event and movement that is a response to the anti-science campaigns and policies. Internationally, over 1 million people across 600 cities held a March for Science. In the streets of downtown Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff thousands of people came out to listen to various names in science and politics and to attend a science fair with organizations across the entire valley. In this panel, the organizers of the March for Science in Arizona will tell the story of how it all began, how they put together the entire event, and the future goals and principles of the movement. 

 

Presenters 

  • Laura Taylortaft, Executive Director of Phx-MfS, (480) 248-4536
  • Don Balanzat, Communications Director of Phx-MfS, (732) 882-8399
  • Josh Hoskinson, Organizer of Tucson-MfS, (951) 836-1424

 

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Track: Community STEM Action & Volunteerism 

Find out how Arizona STEM professional are engaging with local middle and high schools and ways you might be able to partner with schools and students in your area. 

 

Presenters: TBA 

 

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Track: Art, Design Through STEM 

Join stARTem in creating pinhole cameras. Have fun creating original cameras that will capture your discovery of STEAM and personal creative development.

 

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Track: Art, Design Through STEM 

Superfoods and Super Heros come together in this fun, interactive STEAM-focused presentation of foods that are nutritional dynamos. Superfoods don’t come in packages. These are whole foods, produced by nature that are extremely nutritious or beneficial to your overall health and wellness and have a combination of low calories, high fiber, high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids, high in phytochemicals and high in vitamins and minerals and inherently designed to provide super nutrition. Bam ! Pow! Splat! Slam! and Kapow! for Superfoods. Includes tastings of all your new Superfoods!

*This session focuses on the ‘Science’ and ‘Engineering’ in STEAM

 

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Track: Art, Design Through STEM 

Let Humor Writes invalidate your hypothesis with some Improvised Data. Join us as we bring you an unscripted, interactive experience that focuses on traditional elements of STEM as well as collaboration and interpersonal skills. 

 

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Track: STEM Instruction 

Learn how robotics brings value to your classroom by bringing together STEM topics in this hands-on experience. Topics discussed include how to get kids interested in robotics, implementing classroom projects, and take robotics a step further by creating robotics competition teams.

 

Presenter

Chief Science Officer, and high school sophomore, Chloe of Casa Grande Unified High School District

 

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