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Congratulations to Jeremy Jonas of Tucson High Magnet School as the 2021 Teacher of the Year!

Follow this link to view all Teacher of the Year and Future Innovator of the Year award winners and honorable mentions.

Infographics for free distribution

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

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Regeneron ISEF 2022

Regeneron ISEF 2022 is planned to be held in Atlanta, GA from May 8-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Grand Award Judging is planned to take place on Wednesday, May 11 with registration and training on Tuesday, May 10. A virtual experience will be provided for finalists who are unable to travel to Atlanta. Virtual judging will not be on the same day as the in-person component. Exact timing and details of virtual judging are in the process of being finalized.

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STEM Careers in the U.S. Military

To learn more, click here how we use STEM in the military today!

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GCOI's Arizona Teacher of the Year

Governor's Celebration of Innovation

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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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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Needed: STEM professionals for CSO Industry Partnership

STEM professionals are needed for the Chief Science Officer (CSO) STEM Industry Partnership

An aspiration of the Laveen School District is to pursue partnerships that benefit students, families and the community as a whole. We recognize partnering with STEM industry professionals will help create a greater understanding and enthusiasm for STEM professions. The objective for our partnership with STEM industry professionals will be to partner STEM professionals with our established Chief Science Officer program in order to increase STEM visibility.

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Volunteer opportunities at Az Science Lab
The Arizona Science Lab (ASL) offers STEM workshops for student classes in grades 4-8. These are four-hour, project-based workshops taught by expert volunteer engineers and scientists. It is an exciting science field trip for Arizona students!
Volunteers are needed on a regular basis.
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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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31 Jan 2022
2022 Paradise Valley Schools Science and Engineering Fair
PV Schools Science and Engineering FairPVSEF-VirtualJan 31-2/10, 2022 Middle and High School Divisions Judges needed! Students' presentations judging 1/31-2/4/2022 live...
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 until Friday, 11 Feb 
01 Feb 2022
2022 SciTech Festival
Join us for the 2022 Arizona SciTech Festival Season in February and March! Consider hosting your own Signature Event to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or STEAM. Connect...
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 until Thursday, 31 Mar 
19 Feb 2022
Chandler Innovation Fair
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19 Feb 2022
 9:00 AM 
Southwest Maker Fest
Southwest Maker Fest -- live in Mesa downtown if it happens More info will be added as it becomes available
09 Mar 2022
FIRST Robotics Competition event (Az North Regional)
These events that will take place in March, 2022. The game will be announced on Jan 8th. ARIZONA NORTH REGIONALDate: Mar 9 - Mar 12 2022Event: RegionalProgram: FIRST Robotics...
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 until Saturday, 12 Mar 
16 Mar 2022
FIRST Robotics Competition event (Az Valley Regional)
These events that will take place in March, 2022. The game will be announced on Jan 8th. ARIZONA NORTH REGIONALDate: Mar 9 - Mar 12 2022Event: RegionalProgram: FIRST Robotics...
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 until Saturday, 19 Mar 
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