STEM Opportunities in Your Community


two men in goggles examine a series of tubesLocated in Chandler, TechShop is a creative community that provides access to tools, software and space. TEACHERS: Visit TechShop with your class (grades 2-12) and learn about the maker movement, tour the shop, experience a laser cutter demo with dog tag takeaway, try a plasma cutting torch, and play with life-sized games (Jenga, Connect Four, and Bean Bag toss) created at TechShop. STEAM After School Programs are also available! Join TechShop to take classes, use the tools, create and make your dreams come true!

Southwest Maker Fest

student holds a soldering iron over a project

Southwest Maker Fest is a celebration of curiosity and innovation and an inclusive event, embracing new ideas and exploration of techniques in everything from technology to art to gardening to all kinds of DIY movements! The exciting event is designed to celebrate and empower every visitor, young and old alike. Experience new things and explore the designs and products of creative minds. At Southwest Maker Fest you can discover what people are making, learn new techniques, start experimenting with your own ideas, have fun and meet others who love DIY, art-making, crafts, interactive technology, urban farming, culinary arts and more!

Dignity Kids

dignity kids logoDignity Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to educate and empower youth through fitness-based programs that teach STEM concepts and encourage healthy lifestyles.

Arizona STEM Resources

These links contain state-specific resources for teachers/districts. The list contains state leadership organizations, professional development connections, ties to K-16 outreach organizations and both formal and informal STEM programs. The links provide schools/districts with programs to shape the type and scope of STEM program they want to implement.