Science • Technology • Engineering • Mathematics
STEM to STEAM
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics are key components of education. Integrating literacy, communication, analytical, technical, and collaborative skills with STEAM will translate to the job market and prepare students for success. Students sitting in classrooms today are the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Let's meet the demands of the 21st Century and prepare the next generation.
Integrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math throughout the curriculum to prepare students for success in the global community
STEM education for every student
STEM News & Events!
Invention Sketch Contest for Grades 1-6
Is the next great American inventor in your classroom?
Encourage your students to sharpen their pencils and get to work on a pencil sketch and/or written description of an original invention idea. Submit their inventions for a chance to win! Contest deadline: May 12, 2017. Click here for more information.
Take your STEM lessons to the next level!
Each three-day strand is facilitated by master educators and includes a kit of equipment and supplies worth at least $100 so you can implement what you have learned when you return to the classroom.
June 6-8, 2017
- Filthy Science - Getting Down and Dirty with Earth
- Native and Nourishing School Gardens - Cultivating Engagement
- Fresh Water and Marine Biology - From Arizona's Rivers to the Sea of Cortez
June 13-15, 2017
- Shocking Connections - Mixing Water and Energy
- Desert Exploration - Parks and Perks, Just For You!
- 3-to-3 - STEM for Our Youngest Learners
- VEX IQ Challenge - Robotics for Elementary and Middle School Students
AspireIT K-12 Outreach Program
NCWIT AspireIT connects high school and college women with K-12 girls interested in computing. Using a near-peer model, program leaders teach younger girls fundamentals in programming and computational thinking in fun, creative environments that are supported by program partners from the NCWIT community. The relationship between the program leaders and their program partners fosters mentoring with technical professionals, increases young women's confidence in their computing abilities, and develops valuable leadership skills. Applications for NCWIT AspireIT programs occurring June 15, 2017- October 14, 2017 are now open!
NatGeo 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.
Veritasium is a channel of science and engineering videos featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science.
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!