ACESA
Arizona Council of Engineering and Scientific Associations
Our thanks go to Eva Richards
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of Compliance Testing in Mesa for the great new look of ACESA.org! Let us know what you think!

 

 

 

The 2021 Teacher of the Year nominations are now open.

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STEM/CTE AROUND TOWN
ISEF 2021 is in need of Judging Proctors (super easy and fun) for the virtual event

This is open to anyone age 20+.  The judging proctor role is perfect for parents, teachers, college students, retirees, and anyone who can handle possibly screen-sharing documents, connecting with the Society when there is an issue with a judge, finalist or interpreter.

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Infographics for free distribution

Here are some posters and graphics that help tell about science, engineering and careers, royalty free.

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Nominations now open for the 2021 Teacher of the Year Award

Each year, the Arizona Technology Council (AzTechCouncil) and the Arizona Commerce Authority present the Teacher of the Year award to Arizona’s top STEM or CTE teacher. The presentation will take place at the annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) awards ceremony along with awards honoring Arizona’s top students and technology companies.

A graphic poster/pdf file that you can share is now available!

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GCOI's Arizona Teacher of the Year

Honoring a Teacher of the Year (AzTOY) has been part of the Arizona landscape for many years, and in the early 2000's the Arizona Technology Council under the leadership of Steve Zylstra, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority headed by Sandra Watson, incorporated this award program into their annual technology awards showcase. The Teacher of the Year award winners represent the best of the best of Arizona educators in STEM and CTE curriculum.

2021 entry information.

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GCOI Teacher of the Year and Future Innovator of the Year

All GCOI Teacher-of-the-Year and Future-Innovator-of-the-Year award recipients are listed here.

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ACESA site update for 2021

The ACESA website has been updated (as you no doubt have noted)!

All good things come to those that wait, and now the wait is over.  ACESA introduces a great destination for STEM and Education news in the Phoenix Valley and the state of Arizona.  For information on how your organization can become an ACESA member and contribute news and announcements, click on the Contact link at the top of the page and get in touch with an ACESA officer!

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Membership in ACESA

Membership in ACESA is a way for your society, association or organization to pool resources with like-minded technology groups. ACESA acts as a clearinghouse of information on technical events and award programs for excellence in science and mathematics. If any of these activities interest your organization, you will benefit by membership in ACESA.

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For Professional Associations

The 1957 mission of ACESA was to support, promote and coordinate programs and activities of the engineering and scientific associations within the State of Arizona through facilitated communication and leadership support.

Although times and technology have altered the way things can be done, that mission has remained unchanged for these 60 years.

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VEX Robot Competition is a 21st-century thing

By its nature, the study of competitive robotics not only encompasses all four pillars of STEM education, but also encourages important life skills like teamwork, communication, and project-based organization. The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation exists to bring this exciting experience to students all over the globe through the VEX IQ ChallengeVEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U.

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ISEF Categories and Subcategories

Projects entered in a science fair are categorized according to the field of study represented. More info is available from the Society for Science.

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STEM or CTE? What's the difference?

What is STEM?  What is CTE? What do these acronym’s stand for? What method(s) are involved in the utilization of and/or application of these concepts?

In today's educational environment, STEM and CTE are sometimes treated as separate disciplines, but underneath there are many similarities. How do we apply these “tools” to educational needs and our everyday environment?

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Volunteer Openings at ACESA

ACESA is expanding and there are volunteer opportunities available right now! All of the three primary projects at ACESA are looking for volunteers.

If you would like to take on some of the planning and execution, or just ask questions, please contact an ACESA board member. You may have seen the ACESA show booth at many of the street fairs and STEM events around the Valley. This year we would like to expand to include the technical societies and associations that are available to our professional colleagues.

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STEM/CTE HAPPENINGS
Monday
07 Jun 2021
 9:00 AM 
CAMP INNOVATION for Summer 2021
A series of week-long camps for grades 1..8! Calling all campers! CAMP INNOVATION is back for Summer 2021. Let your imagination run wild in our series of 5-day camp sessions...
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 until Friday, 02 Jul 
Tuesday
08 Jun 2021
  
Helio Scholars program
This year, our Helios Scholars program will run from June 8 - August 3rd with our (hopeful) symposium on the 3rd celebrating the summer accomplishments. We will be having a combination...
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 until Tuesday, 03 Aug 
Monday
14 Jun 2021
 9:00 AM 
CAMP INNOVATION for Summer 2021
Calling all campers! CAMP INNOVATION is back for Summer 2021. Let your imagination run wild in our series of 5-day camp sessions that spark curiosity in science through hands-on interactive...
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 until Friday, 23 Jul 
Wednesday
30 Jun 2021
  
Asteroid Day
Asteroid Day!!
Sunday
11 Jul 2021
 11:59 PM 
Deadline for 2021 Teacher of the Year Award
Each year, the Arizona Technology Council (AzTechCouncil) and the Arizona Commerce Authority present the Teacher of the Year award to Arizona’s top STEM or...
Tuesday
27 Jul 2021
  
CTE Inspired 2021!
This year, we’re going even bigger with more speakers, more sessions and more prizes! Don’t miss out on the largest Career and Technical Education virtual professional...
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 until Thursday, 29 Jul 
stay connected with the ACESA NEWSLETTER

We encourage individual technical professionals, teachers and other members of the academic community, corporate leaders and legislators to subscribe to our newsletter. Be sure to stay connected, and feel free to forward the newsletter to everyone in your organization!

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