Engine Building Challenge ‘STEMs’ interest in transportation industry

  The Engine Building Challenge allowed Valley students to explore how STEM skills intersect with the transportation industry. The free event, recently held throughout the nation, educated children about the advantages of STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math — careers and the transportation industry, according to a press release. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego was […]

Arizona Science Center to host training program for local teachers

In response to the need to expand access to high-quality professional development for Arizona’s science teachers, Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. in Phoenix, launched the Science Teacher Residency (STaR) program earlier this year. This STEM teacher training program, which Helios Education Foundation supported, provides instruction and mentoring to third through eighth grade teachers […]

STEM mini-grant program applications open for Arizona teachers

Teachers have a daunting task of continually finding engaging ways to educate their students, and when it comes to science, technology, engineering and math subjects, that task can be even tougher. For more than a decade, educators from around the state have risen to the challenge to engage their students through highly interactive, hands-on STEM […]

Free hands-on teacher training at Arizona Science Center

In response to the need to expand access to high-quality professional development for Arizona’s science teachers, Arizona Science Center launched the Science Teacher Residency program earlier this summer. This new science, technology, engineering and math teacher training program, supported by the Helios Education Foundation, provides instruction and mentoring to third- through eighth-grade teachers at no […]

Xavier, Egyptian high school students collaborate on STEM projects

More than 60 Xavier College Preparatory students are collaborating with students of the Al Farouk School in Cairo, Egypt, to solve real-world biology and physics problems. The students, who are all young women enrolled in the U.S. equivalent of grades 9-12, communicate primarily through virtual exchange experiences and utilize applications such as Dropbox to share […]

Volunteers needed for Phoenix STEM academy summer camp

A team of volunteer professionals will join teachers at Moon Mountain Elementary School, 13425 N. 19th Ave., to offer a hands-on, project based STEM Academy summer camp experience for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. The four-day summer camp, June 5-8, is presented through a partnership of the Washington Elementary School District and HandsOn Greater Phoenix and its education program, Your Experience Counts.

Two Rancho Solano teams win 1st and 2nd place in virtual contest

Two Rancho Solano teams recently took first- and-second-place in the U.S. Army’s 14th Annual eCYBERMISSION competition to develop solutions to real-world problems. Sponsored by the U.S. Army and the National Science Teachers Association, students from around the country in grades six-through-nine were challenged to develop a solution to real-world problems in the web-based STEM competition […]