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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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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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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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30 Oct 2021
 8:00 AM 
ASTA 67th Annual Conference
The Arizona Science Teachers Association's (ASTA) 67th Annual Conference, Teaching Science in an Evolving Climate is around the corner. To kick off the conference, Saturday,...
04 Nov 2021
Az Science Teachers Asspciation 2021 Conference
Synchronous Virtual Events on October 30 on Zoom In Person on November 4 and 5 at AZ Challenger Center In-Person on November 4 and 5 at AZ Challenger Center. Conference...
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 until Friday, 05 Nov 
08 Nov 2021
 8:00 AM 
Agile Arizona 2021
I’m thrilled to let you know Agile Arizona 2021 officially returns to Phoenix on November 8–12. If you do nothing else today, block off your calendar now!WHAT...
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 until Friday, 12 Nov 
14 Nov 2021
 10:00 AM 
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Event
Check the time -- this is close the DST line. Sunday, November 14, 20211:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT Join enthusiasts and innovators across the Artificial Intelligence and...
19 Feb 2022
 9:00 AM 
Southwest Maker Fair
Southwest Maker Fair -- live in Mesa downtown if it happens More info will be added as it becomes available
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