The Arizona SciTech Festival is a state-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM or STEAM when you include the arts). Through a series of over 1000 expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions and tours held in diverse neighborhoods throughout the state, the Arizona SciTech Festival excites and informs Arizonans from ages 3 to 103 about how STEM will drive our state for the next 100 years.
For over 30 years, the Arizona Science Center has inspired, educated and engaged curious minds through science. The Center’s Freeport McMoRan Center for Leadership in Learning is committed to cultivating a STEM ecosystem by advancing educational leadership, quality teaching, and parent and community engagement for student learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, S.T.E.M.
A strong foundation in science, technology, engineering & math (STEM) empowers students to not only participate, but thrive, in the rapidly developing knowledge economy that is fueled by technology advancements. We see this collaborative Community of Practice as a way to inspire students to discover solutions to world problems by becoming specialists in technology, engineering and developing computing skills demanded by today’s digital world. Our professional volunteers will share their expertise to innovate this Community of Practice to highlight Arizona’s focus on STEM and ensure students are prepared for their future.
Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA) is committed to increasing student opportunities, empowering practitioners, and connecting community expertise through the development of communities of practice and an expanded STEM ecosystem.
STEM Learning Ecosystems provide the architecture for cross-sector learning, offering all young people access to STEM-rich learning environments so they can develop important skills and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math throughout preK-16.