Skyline High School hosts the 2017 SciTech Expo

See the future of STEAM at this year's SciTech Expo, Feb. 25 at Skyline High School.

Student rides bike at SciTech ExpoThe annual Mesa Public Schools SciTech Expo is a free, all ages event celebrating STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). District schools, City of Mesa, colleges, businesses and community organizations will lead hands-on interactive activities. 

Attendees will enjoy robotics demonstrations, air and space simulators, science of food and art, biotechnology and more. The SciTech Expo will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at Skyline High School, 845 S. Crismon Rd., Mesa.

Each year Mesa educators anticipate how the event will impact students' lives.

"STEAM is the keystone to evolving the workforce in Arizona," says Sean Enright, director of curriculum.

Students will learn about career opportunities in STEAM from organizations such as Mesa Police Department, Sun Valley Solar Solutions, MD Helicopters and more.

"Communication, critical thinking, and technical and collaborative skills are what STEAM education provides," says Colleen Howard, STEM coordinator. "It better prepares them for success in future job markets. Can you imagine life as a toy engineer, digital animator or music data journalist? How about a sports statistician, crime scene investigator or LEGOLAND® designer?"

About the Arizona SciTech Festival

The Mesa Public Schools SciTech Expo is one of many events happening during the Arizona SciTech Festival. More than 1,000 expos, workshops, exhibitions and tours will be held throughout the state in February and March. Arizonans will learn how STEM will drive the state for years to come. 

The Arizona SciTech Festival is a grass-roots collaboration of more than 700 industry, education, arts, civic and community organizations, including Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Science Center, University of Arizona and Arizona State University.

For more information, visit the SciTech website.

Watch a video recap of the 2016 SciTech Expo.

(Photo by Tim Hacker/Mesa Public Schools)


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