Mendoza STEM

Mendoza Elementary is happy to announce our participation in the AZ STEM School Community of Practice!  As a STEM School of Practice, Mendoza staff will be attending conferences throughout the year, to learn alongside experts in the field across the state of Arizona, to integrate effective and interactive STEM education into our classroom curriculum.  Please read about STEM in MPS schools by clicking here and about the AZ STEM Community of Practice below.


A big congratulations to Mendoza and Sirrine Elementaries and Red Mountain and Westwood High Schools for their selection to participate in this unique STEM opportunity! Arizona SciTech, the states leading innovator and proponent of STEM education, announced the launch of a joint initiate between hi-tech businesses, community members, educators, students, and parents to create the first ever AZ STEM School Community of Practice. The Selection Committee chose fifty-seven Arizona schools to participate. We are excited to have three school site teams representing Mesa Public Schools in this collaboration!

Congratulations to our Mendoza’s Chief Science Officers who will be student leaders in Mendoza’s STEM initiative.

STEM engineering activity

STEM engineering activity

Mendoza Robotics Club
Registration begins in December.  Please see Ms. Spicer for more information


natgeoNatGeo Saturday STEM Series

Explore STEM with a National Geographic Explorer! Join the ADE K-12 Standards team as we partner with NatGeo Learning to explore STEM teaching and learning. Keynotes presented by National Geographic Explorers and authors; breakout sessions presented by ADE and NatGeo Learning Specialists. Sessions occur Sept. 17th, Jan. 21st, Apr. 8th, Jun. 10th. See the flyer for more details.


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