#ItWasNeverADress STEAM Conference aims to educate young girls in tech

Turning dresses into capes is the #ItWasNeverADress campaign’s speciality. And now they are looking to spread the message to youth girls. The campaign is hosting an inaugural event that will give young girls the opportunity to build confidence, learn to code, and explore STEAM professions. The STEAM conference taking place July 18-19, invited 50 girls ages 12 … Read more

STEAM festival draws 380,000 attendees

Imagine a STEAM festival that attracted close to five times the number of attendees that could fit in the University of Phoenix Cardinal stadium. The Arizona SciTech Festival, a statewide celebration of STEAM that ran February to March of this year, released their report on the positive impact the Festival had on the community. In collaboration with over … Read more

Southwest Maker Fest hope to create culture of makers – wrap up

Inventors from across the Valley gathered over the weekend in downtown Mesa for the second annual Southwest Maker Fest. Exhibitors displayed robotics, artistic pieces and more for everyone to come and enjoy. The event has doubled in size and aims to enhance Arizona’s “maker” culture where inventors can gather and collaborate, according to Thomas Sollars, … Read more

AZ teens celebrated at White House Science Fair

Today, Arizona student science winners will be recognized at the 2015 White House Science Fair. President Obama will be the emcee and celebrate the range of winners from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. Anvita Gupta, 17, from Scottsdale Arizona, is a strong advocate for getting girls into science. Since she … Read more

Air Force promotes STEM edu with full-motion simulator at Fan Fest Scottsdale

Video contribution Thomas Hawthorne Flying through the desert at high speed, jumping out of an airplane then taking off on a dirt bike to a remote location to launch a drone strike. This isn’t an XBox game, it’s the Rapid Strike full-motion flight simulator the Air Force brought for the public at Fan Fest Scottsdale. [youtube]http://youtu.be/4HuuIFeKSTw[/youtube] Watch … Read more

Axosoft closing the STEM gap with live stream

To combat the decreasing supply of students pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, the Maricopa County Education Service Agency partnered with PBS to create a program bringing STEM mentors to the classroom through a live stream. Axosoft, an agile and project management software company, was the first Arizona tech partner to host the … Read more