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How do you meet demand to fill tech-related jobs in AZ? Get kids interested

Dietrich Bappe (left), Cougar Waller (upper right) and Michael Colonica (right) work on projects in art class at Phoenix Coding Academy in the Phoenix Union High School District. (Photo by Ally Carr/Cronkite News)

When you imagine what class at Phoenix Coding Academy might look like, maybe you think of students staring at endless rows of characters and symbols on computer screens. And sure, sometimes that happens. But you’re just as likely to find students hunched over their desks with colored pencils and markers in their hands. On a… Read More →

Learning grants by SRP awarded to 25 schools

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Students across Arizona will explore the wonders of electricity, learn about math and science by growing plants in greenhouses built on their campuses and much more thanks to Learning Grants by SRP. The grant program, which awarded more than $117,000 to 25 schools, provides a unique opportunity for schools and teachers to develop projects and programs… Read More →

APS and Phoenix Suns team up to provide STEM grants

Arizona School Choice Trust

What do cardboard boat races, worm farms, robot coding and solar car design have in common? They are all recent classroom projects funded by STEM mini-grants from APS and the Phoenix Suns. And, effective immediately, Arizona K-12 teachers in public and charter schools within the APS service territory are invited to apply for STEM mini-grants… Read More →

Pima Air & Space Museum kicks off ‘Night Wings’ program

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The Pima Air & Space Museum will kick-off its summer evening “Night Wings” program this Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. At this Saturday’s “Night Wings”, The Pima Air & Space Museum will debut its new Seek, Do and Win – Activity Stations. These hands-on educational activity stations will be stationed… Read More →

STEM professionals needed to fill teaching vacancies

Krauss Honored For Science

Rio Salado College is looking for STEM professionals to re-career as teachers to help Arizona schools meet major shortfalls. “The need for teachers in Arizona is greater than ever,” said Kim Tobey, Rio Salado’s Director of Community Partnerships and Programs. “Arizona has a particular need for science, math, special education and kindergarten teachers, especially in… Read More →

New Science Center chair hopes to draw more girls to STEM

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According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women hold fewer than 25 percent of STEM jobs. As the new chairman of the board for Arizona Science Center, Barbara Lockwood hopes to change that statistic, by inspiring young women and girls with her leadership. When asked how she plans to inspire Arizona young women and girls… Read More →

Women of color who own Arizona businesses are on the rise

Co-Hoots founder Jenny Poon and Anita Blanco, director of diversity recruitment and engagement at Stanford University at the Women of Color STEM Entreprenurship Conference to encourage women of color to own businesses. (Photo by David Marino Jr./Cronkite News)

Jenny Poon is a serial entrepreneur. She runs the business collaborative Co+Hoots, where owners of small businesses, from tea suppliers to software design, share space, ideas and conversation. She created Eeko Studio, a graphic design and marketing agency that recently worked on the branding concept for the Grid Bikes bike sharing program in Phoenix. Poon, the daughter of Chinese-Vietnamese… Read More →

5 reasons why you should teach your kid to code

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Do you think your kids are too young to learn how to code? This may surprise you, but thanks to many recent innovations in computer science education, your kids may be the perfect age to learn. Coding (also known as computer programming) makes computers, apps and websites do what you tell them to do. Many… Read More →

Intel Science Fair needs judges and volunteers

Intel Corporation Headquarters in Santa Clara, CA

Supported by over 30 organizations including the Arizona Technology Council, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), is currently seeking judges and volunteers for this year’s event. Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories will gather Sunday, May 8, 2016 to Friday, May 13, 2016, to showcase their independent… Read More →

Arizona SciTech launches STEM education initiative

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Arizona SciTech, the state’s leading innovator and proponent of STEM education, announces the launch of a joint initiative between hi-tech businesses, community members, educators, students and parents to create the first ever AZ STEM School Community of Practice. A Community of Practice is based upon the latest business strategy, where various stakeholders come together; they understand that knowledge… Read More →

Stanton calls for leaders to close tech-gender gap

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To celebrate and expand the social, economic and political achievements of women, Mayor Greg Stanton proclaimed Tuesday, March 8, International Women’s Day in Phoenix. Stanton’s proclamation is a springboard for discussion and action among local leaders who want to help close the gender gap – especially in science, technology, engineering and math fields. International Women’s… Read More →

APS established Ed And Verma Pastor Scholarship

Arizona State Credit Union Awards Scholarships

As part of APS’s commitment to Latino education, the company pledged $250,000 Wednesday to establish the Ed and Verma Pastor Legacy Scholarship, which will be administered through the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Arizona Emerging Leaders Initiative. The contribution will help provide scholarships to Latino students majoring in a STEM or a Public Policy field… Read More →

Maricopa Community Colleges promote STEM to Latinas

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The Maricopa Community Colleges are making sure Latinas have access and opportunity to get into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Today at one of their annual Hermanas events, the Colleges continued their tradition of reaching out to Latinas in middle and high school and sharing a unique experience designed by Latinas for… Read More →

Avnet Recognized for Diversity Leadership in STEM

Arizona School Choice Trust

Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced today that Beth McMullen, vice president of IT for Avnet, Inc., was selected as one of STEMconnector® 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM. McMullen was honored in the STEMconnector® publication featuring top executives who have demonstrated a commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and diversity… Read More →