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Apply to pilot test Engineering Everywhere

Posted By Linda Coyle, Thursday, April 20, 2017

Apply to pilot test Engineering Everywhere

Do you want to help us develop our newest Engineering Everywhere units? Apply to become a pilot educator this summer!

We are pilot testing two units:

  1. Testing the Waters: Engineering a Water Reuse Process: Youth investigate water quality and filtering technologies to engineer a process to reuse water in an extreme environment. 
  1. Worlds Apart: Engineering Remote Sensing Devices: Youth design remote sensing devices to gather data about a mystery moon for scientist partners.

As a pilot educator, you will:

  • receive an educator guide and materials needed to complete the hands-on activities for up to 24 youth
  • complete approximately eight activities with middle-school-aged youth in summer camp by August 28th, 2017
  • administer assessments to the youth in your summer camp to help us understand how the unit impacts their attitudes about engineering
  • earn a stipend as thanks for your participation
  • MA-only: Attend a focus group at the Museum of Science, Boston on August 28th
  • AZ-only: Attend a focus group at Northern Arizona University, date TBD

To qualify, fill out the application by Friday, May 5th at 5 PM!

For additional information, contact:

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UA Engineering Design Day: The Next Big Thing, 100 Times Over

Posted By Linda Coyle, Wednesday, April 12, 2017

UA Engineering Design Day: The Next Big Thing, 100 Times Over

Senior projects for 2017 include an exoskeleton to help a student walk, tree-pollinating drones and drone destroyers, and a robotic umpire who can’t be disputed. Catch all the action on May 1.

Engineering affects virtually every aspect of our lives, and at the University of Arizona’s Engineering Design Day on May 1, more than 500 students intend to prove it.

"Engineering Design Day is our biggest event; there’s nothing else like it,” said College of Engineering Dean Jeff Goldberg. "It is the ultimate proving ground for our students and a unique opportunity for employers to see on a grand scale what our students, with industry and faculty partners, can achieve.”

People of all interests, abilities and ages will marvel at the 100-plus tools and technologies to improve health, safety and national security; boost cost- and energy-efficiency and worker productivity; mine big data and manage big mines; strengthen and secure communication networks; and make faster, lighter and smarter planes, trains, self-driving cars and rockets. Some projects are designed to save lives, others to save time and money. 

The public is invited to see the displays in the Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom and on the UA Mall from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., and to attend the awards ceremony in the ballroom from 4 to 5:30 p.m., when industry sponsors will present more than $25,000 in cash prizes to project teams.

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Diving Deep into Energy K-12 Teacher Symposium

Posted By Linda Coyle, Thursday, April 6, 2017

Diving Deep into Energy K-12 Teacher Symposium
June 2-3, 2017 at Biosphere 2
2 days of learning from experts and sharing of resources

Registration is now open.  Space is limited.  Registration closes May 25.
Cost:  $100 ASTA Members; $115 Non-ASTA Members
Lodging available  in Biosphere 2 Casita June 1 and June 2 - $80/night

The two day symposium includes speakers focused on the 7 Principles of Energy Literacy.  They include:

  • Principle 1: Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws. - Presented by Dr. Elliott Cheu, Assistant Dean of College of Science, U of A
  • Principle 2: Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system – Presented by Dr. Kevin Bonine of Biosphere 2
  • Principle 3: Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system. - Presented by Dr. Gene Giacomelli, Co-Technical Investigator, Prototype Mars-Lunar Greenhouse, CEAC, U of A
  • Principle 4: Various sources of energy can be used to power human activities, and often this energy must be transferred from source to destination. – Presented by Mr. Kevin Rolfe from SRP – The Story of Coal
  • Principle 5: Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors. – Presented by Ms. Mary Fosdick, Environmental Scientist from Tucson Electric Power
  • Principle 6: The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.  – Presented by US Green Buildings Council
  • Principle 7: The quality of life of individuals and societies is affected by energy choices. – Facilitated by DaNel Hogan, Former Einstein Fellow with Dept of Energy/ASTA Region VI Director – will lead NEED Global Trading Game Curriculum Resource

There will be designated time for teachers to work in grade levels to crowd source ideas, share lessons and resources and discuss alignment to standards.

In addition, participants will tour Biosphere 2 and be able to network with educators, scientists, and industry leaders.


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Engineering Workshop April 1, 2017

Posted By Linda Coyle, Monday, March 27, 2017

"No Fear; You're the Engineer" this weekend, Saturday April 1.

Whether you teach early elementary, elementary, junior high, high school biology or physical sciences at the community college, this engineering workshop is designed specifically for you! Activities planned for this event include:

·         Designing simple circuits with your elementary school students

·         Building a roller coaster for middle schoolers using simple materials

·         Challenging upper middle or high school students to invent their own game based upon the classic 'Operation

·         Using a simple motor to lift a load or generate wind for high school students

STEMteachersPHX is excited to present a multi-level engineering workshop. We are confident that you will walk away from this workshop with strategies and ideas you can immediately use in your classroom. The professional training you will receive is designed specifically for your needs, no matter what grade level, or subject you teach.



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Summer Programs for Engineering are Ramping UP!

Posted By Linda Coyle, Monday, March 13, 2017

Hello Educators,

Can you please pass this opportunity along to your networks? Thank you!


Are you an Arizona high school student interested in learning more about engineers and the ways in which they impact our world and society? The National Summer Transportation Institute will engage you in projects and field trips that demonstrate how all types of engineers (from aerospace to software) plan and maintain our systems of transportation around the state of Arizona. Spend four nights and five days living on the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus and learn how all types of engineers (from aerospace to software) plan and maintain our systems of transportation around the state. This program is FREE of charge to participants. 

Flier and application information can be found at:



Target Ages


June 18-23


Entering  grades 10-12*


June 25-30


Entering  grades 10-12*


July 9-14


Entering  grades 10-12*


July 16-21


Entering  grades 10-12*






Jennifer Velez, M.Ed.

Program Coordinator Senior, EPICS High

Arizona State University Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering 

P.O. Box 875506 | Tempe, AZ 85287-5506

office: 480.965.0100 | fax: 480.965.2557

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Posted By Linda Coyle, Thursday, February 9, 2017
The COX CONNECT2STEM Awards are now accepting nominations.  Click here to submit a nomination.  The awards categories are:
Innovation Award for Business: Sponsored by Cox Business, this award recognizes the innovative way businesses educate and inspire tomorrow’s Arizona STEM workforce.
Creative Media Award: Sponsored by Cox Media this award recognizes the creative use of multi-media video and technology platforms that provide real stories and successes from the classroom, to the boardroom and everything in between.
After School Excellence Award: Sponsored by Arizona Center for After School Excellence, this award recognizes after school programs that are uniquely positioned to support STEM learning through hands on, project-based activities that expand on and enhance concepts from the school day.
Student Teckie Award: This award recognizes a student’s outstanding achievement in the pursuit of STEM education through leadership and advocacy.
Teacher Teckie Award: –This award recognizes innovative STEM teaching techniques in the classroom as well as through leadership and advocacy, making a system-wide impact on STEM in the community.
Each winner will receive a $1,000 grant to the STEM program of their choice along with recognition at the AZ SciTech event finale event in May and promotion on cox cable channels.
The nominations deadline is Tuesday, February 28th

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Join the U of A in teaching DNA Barcoding

Posted By Linda Coyle, Friday, January 13, 2017

The University of Arizona announces a new professional development opportunity for high school teachers in Arizona that are interested in learning the technologies involved in DNA barcoding.

Have you heard about DNA Barcoding? It is a method to classify and identify organisms by their DNA and provides great opportunities for your students to conduct primary research.


The BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona is working with AZDOE Career and Technical Education to update and expand the teaching of biology. We will offer a 1-day professional development workshop on DNA Barcoding on Feb 11th . The workshop connects theory/background with a wet lab and with bioinformatics analyses, and it's going to be a lot of fun. This workshop is open to any science/biology/STEM educator interested in learning the technologies involved in DNA Barcoding, how to get support in implementing it in the classroom.


RSVP now at


For further information see the flyer attached and any of these links:;;;


If you experience any issues enrolling in the workshop, please contact myself or Molly Cohen at


Thank you,

Uwe Hilgert

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National Youth Science Camp

Posted By Linda Coyle, Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Two high school seniors have the opportunity of a lifetime - participation in the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC).  Students receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. The nearly month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation; overnight expeditions into a national forest; and a visit to Washington D.C. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.

The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to its participants so that selected delegates may attend regardless of their financial status. Educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge.  Tentative dates are June 14 – July 8, 2017.

The NYSC is held near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia, within the Monongahela National Forest.
Application forms and more information are available on the NYSC website
Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2017.

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Dig into Mining Workshop Coming Up!

Posted By Linda Coyle, Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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Explore Beyond Your Classroom Walls

withDig into Mining's Day of Learning


We hope you have enjoyedDig Into Mining's interactive educational resources and want to tell you about an exciting new learning opportunity!Tune-in live on December 13as we give middle school students around the country an exclusive behind the scenes look at the copper industry. Students will see why companies like Freeport-McMoran provide crucial, natural resources such as copper, and how it plays a role in our daily lives.

Students will also meet industry professionals, including Geologists, Mining Engineers, Metallurgists and Reclamation & Environmental Managers as we discuss different career paths and STEM applications found in each phase of copper recovery!

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During this Day of Learning, Dig into Mining will showcase a different phase within the mining process and answer student questionsLIVE at the top of each hour, from11AM ET to 2PM ET.This flexible format will allow classrooms to tune-in at a particular hour throughout the day.

Get Students Excited for the Live EventonDecember 13by using our virtual labs and digital interactives, like theDig a Little Deeper Virtual Laband theFrom Ore to More Virtual Lab.

Don't forget to share your photos and tweet us your questions during the event using #DigIntoMiningVFT.See you onDecember 13.


Questions? Email us

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K-12 Science Conference - January 21, 2017

Posted By Linda Coyle, Saturday, November 19, 2016

Engaging K-12 Students in Science for the Classroom and Life:

Sparking Curiosity, Exploring Ignorance/Unknowns, and Celebrating Diversity

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NEW DATE!!  Saturday, January 21, 2017 -- 8:00AM to 4:30PM

Arizona Health Sciences Center, DuVal Auditorium

Tucson, Arizona


We invite you to attend an interactive one-day National Institute of Health-sponsored conference for Arizona K-12 science/ biotechnology teachers to focus on engaging students in science in the classroom and in life. By learning, exploring, and implementing curiosity, ignorance, and questioning skills, your students can (re)discover the wonder of science applicable to their own lives. Format includes lecturettes, short videos, panel/audience discussion, and action planning. Topics will include:

§  Curiosity: An Addiction to Exploring Ignorance and the Unknown

§  From Germs to the Microbiome

§  What We Don’t Know About Zika

§  Students Creating Science Videos

§  The Diversity Pipeline and the Future Biomedical Workforce

§  Flexner 3.0 - Teaching Medical Science to Middle and High School Students


Come join us!

* Experienced conference faculty

* Complimentary breakfast and lunch

*$100 Stipend for first 75 teacher registrants (before Jan. 14)

*Free curricular materials for all registrants

*Networking opportunities


To register or for questions, please contact: Grace Wagner at:





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